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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