In the Know: August 24, 2015

Mark your calendars

  • August 25th- Sen. Amy Klobuchar will hold three book signings this week at Magers & Quinn, on Friday at the Unity Church Sancutary in St. Paul, and Saturday at Barnes and Noble at the Mall of America.
  • Aug. 26 – The Herstoric March on Women’s Equality Day will start at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. following the 8 a.m. blessing of the walkers. Many will accompany Helene de Boissiere Swanson for the final four miles of this 7,000 mile spiritual pilgrimage to the U.S. Capitol to promote the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. The four-mile route passing the White House and on to the Upper Senate Park at National Mall where top feminists and human rights activists will hold a press conference, and then rally for the ERA.
  • Aug. 26 – There is a free screening of the Oscar nominated film “Selma” at Capri Theater, 2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, at 6 p.m. Following the screening will be a panel discussion featuring Congressman Keith Ellison and other leaders from the Twin Cities civil rights community.
  • Aug. 29 – The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Seniors Coordination Council will meet at the Hilton Minneapolis Hilton at 1001 Marquette Ave. S. from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. For more information contact DFL Senior Caucus Vice Chair Karla Sand at karlaviolets@hotmail.com.
  • Sept. 1st- Congressman Keith Ellison will host a celebration for the Clean Power Plan from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Colin Powell Center.  It’s time to take a look at what the Clean Power Plan will mean for Minnesota – and how we are positioned to become a national leader in meeting and exceeding its requirements.
  • DNC presidential primary debates
    • Oct. 13 – CNN – Nevada
    • Nov. 14 – CBS/KCCI/Des Moines Register – Des Moines, IA
    • Dec. 19 – ABC/WMUR – Manchester, NH
    • Jan. 17 – NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute – Charleston, SC
    • February or March – Univision/Washington Post – Miami, FL
    • February or March – PBS – Wisconsin

Education

Minnesota schools have long supply wishlists, Star Tribune

Ten Minnesota high schools make Newsweek’s top 500 list, MinnPost

Fair

Doctor hopes free sunscreen at the fair will change habits, MPR

GOP

Walker’s health plan hinges on rolling back benefits to lawmakers and staff, a tricky gambit, Star Tribune

GOP rivals dismiss the idea of ending birthright citizenship and wish that debate would fade, Star Tribune

Walker’s Health Plan Hinges On A Tricky Subsidy Rollback, WCCO

Feeling Sense Of ‘Urgency,’ Walker Says He’ll Get Aggressive, WCCO

The Trump moment won’t last — just check history, MinnPost

Scott Walker lets ‘handful of reasonable’ Muslims remark stand, Pioneer Press

Iran Nuclear Deal

Senate Democratic leader Reid says he’s going to support Obama’s Iran deal. Star Tribune

Rep. Rick Nolan: I support the Iran deal, Star Tribune

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: Iran nuclear deal is ‘our best available option’, Grand Forks Herald

Klobuchar

What might be next for Sen. Amy Klobuchar?, Star Tribune

Klobuchar Adds Personal Touch To Political Profile In Memoir. WCCO

MN GOP

Daudt backed additional $2M for legislative space upgrades in renovated Capitol, Star Tribune

DFL Chairman Blasts Daudt For Spending $2M On Capitol Furniture, WCCO

HOUSE SPEAKER KURT DAUDT GOES MARTHA STEWART AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE, City Pages

MN Soccer

St. Paul soccer stadium gets early vote next week, MPR

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