Democratic U.S. Senate candidates on the issues: Addressing economic inequality and racial disparities in America

Protesters took to Shawnee city hall for a Black Lives Matter demonstration in June. One protester's sign read "Let us breathe."

Last month, we asked our readers what issues they wanted to hear the candidates running for office address ahead of this summer’s primary elections. Based on the input we received, we developed a five-item questionnaire for Democratic candidates running for the United States Senate seat.

We’re publishing the candidates’ responses to one item per day each day this week. Today we’ve got the candidates’ responses to item five: