NJDSC Releases List of Ten Vital Questions for Former Senator to Answer at Announcement Event

TRENTON, NJ — At their announcement event this morning, longtime Republican legislator Diane Allen will join a Ciattarelli for Governor campaign that is lurching further to the right every day and continuing to embrace extreme positions that are out of step with New Jersey.

The New Jersey Democratic State Committee is releasing a list of ten questions that Senator Allen must answer in order for New Jerseyans to see where she stands on important issues: 

  1. Does Senator Allen agree with Assemblyman Ciattarelli that measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines should be optional in public schools? 
  2. Would she support Assemblyman Ciattarelli in weakening New Jersey’s gun safety laws to make it easier to carry a concealed weapon?
  3. Does she agree with Assemblyman Ciattarelli’s characterization of the state’s LGBTQ inclusive public school curriculum as “teaching sodomy to sixth graders?”
  4. Does Senator Allen agree with Assemblyman Ciattarelli and other extreme right Republicans that New Jersey should take steps that make it harder for Black and Brown communities and young people to vote?
  5. Would Senator Allen have joined Assemblyman Ciattarelli in speaking at a Trump “Stop the Steal” rally that included white supremacists?
  6. Does she believe that Assemblyman Ciattarelli and other Republicans who spread Trump’s lies about the 2020 election contributed to the January 6th U.S. Capitol Insurrection? 
  7. Does Senator Allen agree with Assemblyman Ciattarelli that the state’s minimum wage increase should be rolled back?
  8. Does Senator Allen agree with Assemblyman Ciattarelli that tax rates for millionaires and corporations should be cut at the expense of the middle class?
  9. Does Senator Allen think she and Assemblyman Ciattarelli were right in opposing funding for essential women’s health services, which they did multiple times under Chris Christie?
  10. If he runs for President again in 2024, would Senator Allen vote for Donald Trump? If not, does it bother her that Assemblyman Ciattarelli won’t rule it out? Did she vote for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016 and 2020?