Go to a rally!
There are at least two this weekend.
Saturday, June 30 Tax Rally
11am, Minnesota State Capitol
Saturday, June 30 Keep Families together
And around the state:
1. Immigration bills in the House are not looking good. But (From Rogan's list)
The more conservative (Goodlatte) of the two immigration bills failed in the House Thursday. The compromise bill (Ryan/Trump), being a compromise between the center and right factions of the GOP, has been delayed until today. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/21/house-gop-immigration-trump-661214 Let’s call our representatives and tell them to vote no on Ryan’s bill. It is much too restrictive and punitive.
2. Also from Rogan's list:
In a very close vote, the House passed the redesigned Farm Bill Thursday. It includes major changes to the SNAP (food stamps) program. The Senate is working on a bi-partisan version, which does not include that change. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/21/house-passes-farm-bill-663124 Let’s tell our senators to continue to leave changes to SNAP out of their version so as to not put an even bigger burden on our most vulnerable.
3. I try to avoid too much drama, but this bit on the Mueller probe is interesting.
“If you get me one more glass of wine, I’ll tell you stuff only Bob Mueller and I know. If you think you’ve seen wild stuff so far, buckle up. It’s going to be a wild couple of months.”
4. Be Part of The Blue Wave
“Nothing is more important than turning out every voter who will vote for Democrats in November. Here is a collection of Political Charge's posts full of information and ideas for how each one of us can take action towards that goal.: - https://politicalcharge.org/2018/06/18/winning-the-november-midterms-your-how-to-guide/
Tina Folch House Candidate for 54B. Looking for a fun activity that’s kid friendly and easy to do? Join Tina’s crew at the Hastings Rivertown Days Parade on July 22nd. Look here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/203721917052812/
Are you action oriented? Do you like to get things done? Consider joining the St. Croix Valley Women’s Alliance. https://www.facebook.com/stcroixvalleywomensalliance/
This handy article lists all the Minnesota candidates running for a House seat in November. Adopt one (or two, or more) and commit yourself to creating a wave of successful campaigns. Check it out: https://www.minnpost.com/…/who-s-running-minnesota-house-20…
Do you live in the 2nd congressional district? Do you live in a blue part of Minnesota and you want to help others? Check out CD2Action’s calendar for upcoming activities. CD2Action https://cd2action.com/, @CD2action
Would you like to help get out the vote? Check out League of Women Voters MN https://lwvmn.org/ and their calendar of activities here: https://www.lwvdakotacounty.org/calendar
Young people—18-29-year-olds—have a notoriously low voter turnout rate, especially in mid-term elections. Cap, Gown, Vote! https://capgownvote.org/has a toolkit to empower young people themselves to remedy that. Let’s check it out and spread the word.
Sites to Check:
If Trump fires Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, please be ready to take to the streets in protest.
MN02 Congress Watch http://mn02congresswatch.org/
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/legislators
Governor Dayton- https://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/