L. Jameel Shaheer

Running for Louisiana House of Representatives, District 99

Summary

Jameel Shaheer is a Democratic candidate running for the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 99. If elected, his top priorities will include ensuring that the TOPS program receives adequate funding, earmarking state funding for infrastructure in the lower 9th ward, fighting for a $15 minimum wage, and sponsoring legislation that increases job and educational opportunities for young people.

Visit L. Jameel Shaheer's Website: https://jameelshaheer.com/

Experience

Education:

  • Dillard University (B.A., Accounting, 1991-1995)

Experience:

  • New Orleans Fire Department (Fire Fighter, 2007-2015)

Community Scorecards:

How They Compare

We will continue to update this chart as we receive candidate's responses.

On Public Safety & Community Investment Issues

  • I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • Candace Newell

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • Candace Newell

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Candace Newell

    -

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

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On Restorative Justice Issues

  • I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices in schools that resemble prisons.
  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices in schools that resemble prisons.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree
  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree
  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices in schools that resemble prisons.

  • Candace Newell

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • Candace Newell

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Candace Newell

    -

  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • Candace Newell

    -

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices in schools that resemble prisons.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

  • I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

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On Equal Participation

  • I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publically available voter registration process for all Louisianans.
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.
  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publically available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree
  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • L. Jameel Shaheer

    Agree

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publically available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • Candace Newell

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.

  • Candace Newell

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • Candace Newell

    -

    I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publically available voter registration process for all Louisianans.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.

  • Adonis Expose

    -

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Where L. Jameel Shaheer Stands

I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past. I intend to be a role model for employers.
Agree

i will author/co-author/support/fight for ban the box.

I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment done by medical professionals, not police and deputies, and crisis intervention by highly trained people who are skilled in de-escalating tensions and promoting nonviolence among our communities.
Agree

i believe that those first responding agencies should have specialized training to deal with the issues until a medical professional and crisis interventionist can be present.

I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in the community, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.
Agree

there's a combination of things going on.

I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices in schools that resemble prisons.
Agree

we will have to find other ways to deal with the issues or decriminalize talking in the hallway.

I support an end to unaffordable bail and forced programming, and I will not be influenced by those who profit off of these systems.
Agree

the system has to be better and we must make it better.

I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, which will be used prior to sentencing. I will ensure that people charged with crimes will be clearly informed about specific impacts their conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, access to the 2nd Amendment, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.
Agree

i agree for now but would like to have more detail about the assessment.

I support a moratorium on receiving immigrant detainees awaiting asylum hearings, and I will encourage the federal government to detain people closer to legal resources to process their immigration hearings. I will not support building additional prisons in Louisiana, and will ensure all jails working with ICE have bilingual support staff.
Agree

i will research more and support legislation to not detain people that don't need to be detain in a prison.

I support the repeal of state law barring citizens under community supervision from voting, encourage registration and voting under Act 636, and will work to create a simple, streamlined, and publically available voter registration process for all Louisianans.
Agree

i will do more research.

I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana.
Agree

i will do more research.

I support a strong and empowered community board that will monitor public servants in the police force, the court system, and in the jails.
Agree

i will do more research.

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