Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tueday 3/27 Call to Action

1. Common Sense Gun Legislation
Were you at the Capitol on Saturday for the March for Our Lives? Did you see the hundreds of thousands of people around the globe demanding sensible gun legislation? It was an inspiring day. Our job as voting constituents is to use that momentum to elicit positive change. The youth of our country deserve our help. Let’s make sure we follow through.https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/a7365514-2f59-11e8-b0b0-f7…
The public safety committee of the Minnesota House tabled Representative David Pinto’s sensible gun bills preventing a discussion and vote on the House floor. https://www.twincities.com/…/mn-gun-control-hearing-little…/
State Senator Matt Little has two gun safety bills and Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Warren Limmer also refuses to bring these bills to the Senate floor for discussion.
SF 3278 (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php…) Requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen fire arms.
SF 3279 (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php…) Expant criminal background checks for gun purchases.
Watch Senator Little’s announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcCnI7OwrjA
On Monday, DFL lawmaker held a press conference announcing their plan to combat gun violence. It is a three tiered approach including, improving school safety, allowing gun violence research, and implementing gun safety laws. The committee deadline for new legislation has passed so it is up to the Republican controlled Senate to decide whether they will allow it to go forward.
Watch the announcement here: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/…/democratic-senators-gun-c…/…
Today, let’s call the majority and minority leaders and demand that Minnesota’s Congress holds hearings on gun violence NOW. Here is a list of leaders: https://www.senate.mn/members/index.php?ls=#leader
As teens Ben Jaeger and Adrian Ali-Caccamo said, leaders are supposed to come together to discuss issues that important to their constituents. Instead, they are choosing to turn a blind eye. That’s unacceptable.
Read Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk’s opinion piece here: https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/…/4422084-minority-leader…
Want to see all the gun related legislation that has been introduced in Minnesota’s Congress? Check out this handy website. You can check on other subjects as well. https://openstates.org/mn/bills/…
2. Our neighbors in Wisconsin are getting ready to vote for a new state supreme court justice. Judge Rebecca Dallet supports sensible gun control regulations, while her opponent has close ties to the NRA. If you have some extra time this week, sign up to phone back or text bank Wisconsin voters in support of Judge Dallet. https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe3XMLwq_C6lq_RrW…/viewform
Do you have excellent penmanship? You can also send postcards by signing up here: https://postcardstovoters.org/2018/03/18/dallet/
Learn more about Judge Dallet here: https://www.dalletforjustice.com/
3. Memories from March for Our Lives
Check out CD2Action’s page with highlights and interviews from Saturday’s march.
Sites to Check:
CD2Action https://cd2action.com/, @CD2action
League of Women Voters MN https://lwvmn.org/
Dates to Remember
Tax Day Rally at the Capitol,
On Sunday, April 15th join fellow Minnesotans in protesting tax laws that benefit the richest Americans at the expense of the poor and working classes. Let’s get together and tell our government that we want them make laws the benefit the majority, not just their pocketbooks and election campaigns.
Look here for more information: https://www.taxrallymn2018.org/
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/200520967348623/
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/legislators
Resistbot: https://resistbot.io/
Governor Dayton- https://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/
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