House District 82

State House District 82- Southampton

Donna Baringer
Democrat

  • Incumbent (elected in 2016)
  • Former 16th Ward Alderwoman
  • President & Executive Director of the Lemay Development Corporation

1. Do you believe America is becoming more hostile towards American-Muslims and immigrants?

I am concerned that our current social media climate portrays American citizens as less tolerant and hostile which can perpetuate the situation. 

2. Should private schools enforce policy preventing certain religious attire, i.e. hijabs, yamakas, headscarves, etc.?

I am only aware that public schools can not prevent this.

3. Do you believe that law enforcement and public employees should receive sensitivity training, including training regarding race, gender and religious preference?

I believe everyone would benefit from this training

4. Upon request, should public school systems grant space on-campus for K-12 students of any faith for private prayer?

I am not familiar with this 

5. One of the best ways to gain familiarity with the local Muslim community is by attending public dinners during the month of Ramadan. Will you commit to attending one of these dinners in or near your district?

yes

6. Did you support the Trump administration’s current version of the Travel Ban?

no

7. Should employers be able to restrict religious attire or religious practice within the workplace?

I did not think our current laws could do this

8. As an Elected Official, will you commit to denouncing anti-Muslim hate speech and hate-crimes when and if they occur in Missouri?

I denounce any hate speech or hate-crimes

9. Do you believe Muslim refugees pose a security threat to the United States?

no