Action Alerts

Concerned about the outcome of the last election?  Want to get involved and help defend progressive values? We will be making periodic postings of ways you can get involved in a range of projects with various non-DFL organizations.  (DFL events are listed on our DFL In the Know posts.)

 Here are some upcoming events:

  • Week of May 25 — Memorial Day is a day we remember service members. We remember they died to protect our freedom of speech, right to assemble and right to tell Rep. Paulsen what we think about the job he is doing.  If you wonder what your calls and action are doing, check out this link that shows our district has moved from Likely Republican to Lean Republican.  We’ve done that in 5 months, imagine what we can do before November 2018!The CBO came out today with their report on healthcare and no surprise, it’s awful.  23 million would go uninsured and older people would pay NINE times more in premiums than under Obamacare.
    • HEALTHCARE — ISSUE & OPTIONAL SCRIPT: My name is _(Name)________ and I live in Rep. Paulsen’s district in _(City)________.  I am calling to express my discontent with the healthcare bill that Rep. Paulsen voted for earlier this month.  He voted without a CBO score and now that the score is out, the bill is just as bad as we thought.  23 million Americans will become uninsured and older Americans will pay 9 times more in premiums than they would under Obamacare.  There is also a huge risk to people with pre-existing conditions and Rep. Paulsen has always said he would protect people with those.  He went against everything he said he stood for and yet again voted party over country.  He has voted with Trump 100% of the time and voters will remember that.  Background.  Have a safe and healthy holiday weekend and thank you to those of you who have served our country.  We will not take the freedoms you provided for granted.
    • Phone Numbers:  202.225.2871 (DC) or 952.405.8510 (MN).
  • May 29, 5:00 PM — Memorial Day Town Hall hosted by Brian Santa Maria, Round Lake Park Shelter, 7500 Constitution Ave, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. More information and RSVP here.  Brian Santa Maria is a candidate for the CD3 DFL endorsement.
  • May 30, 12:00 PM— Resist Trump Tuesdays, Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office, 1200 Washington Ave S, Unit 250, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • May 30, 6:30 PM — Meet Dean Phillips* at Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435. More information and RSVP here. Dean Phillips is a candidate for CD3 DFL endorsement.
  • May 31, 6:00 PM — I Stand with Planned Parenthood Action Forum, Council Chambers, Minnetonka City Center, 14600 Minnetonka, MN 55345, More information and RSVP here.
  • May 31, 7:00 PM — Indivisible Northwest Neighbors United, Lunds & Byerly’s, 3455 Vicksburg Ln, N, Plymouth, MN 55447. More info here. (more…)

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DFL Action Alert: Special Prosecutor

More than a month after FBI Director James Comey confirmed under oath that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign for its involvement with Russian officials to influence our election, Comey was fired by President Trump. This is a disgraceful use of power and a constitutional crisis in the making.

Even after Trump appoints a new FBI director, no one in his administration can be trusted to lead an honest investigation into what happened; our national security will remain at risk. (more…)

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Action Alert: A Constitutional Crisis in the Making

Dear DFLer, 

More than a month after FBI Director James Comey confirmed under oath that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign for its involvement with Russian officials to influence our election, Comey was fired by President Trump. This is a disgraceful use of power and a constitutional crisis in the making.

Even after Trump appoints a new FBI director, no one in his administration can be trusted to lead an honest investigation into what happened; our national security will remain at risk.   (more…)

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DFL Weekly Action Alert: May 5, 2017

Save the Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. House celebrated taking health care away from 24 million Americans with a party and premature press conference at the White House. 

 Their health care plan doesn’t provide care. Instead, it makes it harder for millions of Americans to afford the care they need. Republicans in the House lead by Trump think their win in the House yesterday means smooth sailing until their dangerous plan becomes law. They think they’ve already won. But its up to us to prove them wrong.  (more…)

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DFL Weekly Action Alert: May 3, 2017

Dear DFLer, 

President Donald Trump is insisting that Republican members of Congress try again to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and take health care coverage away from 24 million Americans. Even though the Republicans embarrassingly pulled their bill from the House floor in March and a Kaiser Health poll shows that 74 percent of respondents said Republicans should do what they can to make the Affordable Care Act work, Trump continues to beat the drum on this issue. (more…)

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DFL Action Alert

Dear DFLer,

The time for action on a bonding bill is now.

The 2017 construction season has arrived and crucial projects that require state funds are on hold because the Republicans who control the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate have yet to release a bonding bill.

If a bonding bill is not approved this session, important projects across the state will cost taxpayers millions of dollars more because of increased interest rates. Even more alarming are the federal funds Republicans will forfeit millions more if projects are not approved. Three projects in jeopardy of losing federal funding include: (more…)

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DFL Weekly Action Alert

 

Call your Legislators: Tell them to Avoid Another Republican Shutdown 

The last time Republicans had control of both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature in 2011, their refusal to compromise on the state budget with Governor Mark Dayton and DFL leaders caused a government shutdown.

Over the next four weeks, lawmakers must come together to approve a two-year state budget. Republicans once again have control of both the Minnesota House and Senate and are continuing to dig their heels in while refusing to invest in our youngest learners or Minnesotans living with disabilities.

Thanks to Governor Dayton and DFL leadership, our state is in a better financial position than it was 6 years ago. It’s crucial that we use the $1.5 billion budget surplus to move Minnesota forward and work for long-term solutions that will benefit everyone in the state.

What can you do?

Call your Legislators and tell them that a repeat of 2011 is unacceptable. Remind them that Minnesotans deserve better than shutdown politics. 

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DFL Action Alert: Call Your Senators

Dear DFLer, 

Today, the Minnesota Senate will vote on a bill that would steal paid sick days from 150,000 working Minnesotans. Senate File 580 would take away the ability of city councils to make decisions for our communities- decisions like raising the minimum wage or a paid family leave program.

Make your voice heard

Your Senator needs to hear from you right now! Call or email your Senator and tell him or her you support local control and don’t agree with SF 580.

Find out who represents you and how to contact them here.  

Best,

 

Ken Martin, Chair 

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MinnesotaCare Action Alert

 

 

 

 

From Ken Martin, State DFL Chair:

Dear DFLer,

In January, Gov. Mark Dayton introduced, “An Opportunity Agenda for a Better Minnesota,” a  two-year state budget that sets out solutions to our state’s challenges and commits to a Better Minnesota for all.

With the first deadline of the 2017 Legislative Session set for March 10, Gov. Dayton’s proposals are being debated by the Republican-controlled Legislature. DFLers need to rise up and make their voices heard. Please contact your state representative and state senator and let them know you support Gov. Dayton’s efforts to create opportunity for all

Steep premium increases and high deductibles have placed a big financial burden on too many Minnesotans. Gov. Dayton’s MinnesotaCare Buy-In plan would offer Minnesotans better health care choices and lower prices – at no ongoing cost to taxpayers.

Make your voice heard

Contact your legislators and let them know you support the MinnesotaCare Buy-In plan because:

  • MinnesotaCare works.
  • Enrollees pay their own way – this is not free health care.
  • It provides high quality health care for less.
  • Minnesotans will have better access to care.
  • This is a sustainable option with no ongoing costs to taxpayers; it would be funded entirely by the premiums of those buying the coverage.

Please support the Governor’s work to create opportunities for all by reaching out to your legislators on one or all of these issues. A quick phone call or email to your DFL legislators will show your support to Build a Better Minnesota. Communicating with your Republican legislators sends the message that you want a Minnesota where everyone can succeed.

To find your legislators and their contact information, click here.

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