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.