Action #8: Thank You, #NastyWomen

While debating an amendment that would increase penalties for protestors who block freeways, MN House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman called out a group of white, male legislators who were playing cards in the House’s private “retiring room” rather than listening to their female colleagues’ speeches about the implications of this amendment. Republicans are asking Hortman to apologize […]

Action #7: Oppose Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

Email Senator Benson: sen.michelle.benson@senate.mn Current Minnesota law provides Medical Assistance funding for sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE, also referred to as “reparative therapy” or “conversion therapy”) Bill SF 1854 defines SOCE as any practice that is “intended to change an individual’s sexual orientation, or intended to discourage a transition from one gender to another.” SF 1854, authored […]

Action #5: Redistricting

Legislative redistricting aka “gerrymandering” has been a partisan issue and it needs to end. There is a simple solution: take away the decision from legislators and have non-partisan committees draw district boundaries. Watch “Adam Ruins Everything: Why Rigging Elections Is Completely Legal” Legislators have an inherent conflict of interest in setting legislative boundaries. By being setting […]

Action #4: Protect Trans Rights

Preemptive strike! Let’s stop this bill before it even gets a committee hearing. Minnesota says no to anti-trans legislation.  Contact MN Representative Joe Schomacker (R, District 22A), head of the Health & Human Services Reform committee. Express opposition to HR 1183, which would free health insurance companies from having to cover gender transition (Read more […]

Action #3: Support Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood rally follow-up NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota volunteers came down from the cities this morning to door knock in Rochester in support of Planned Parenthood and to ask people to call Senators Senjem and Nelson in support of PP. Please help further their efforts by contacting these Senators now. I’d be so pumped if they […]

Action #2: National Security Council

Contact Congressperson Tim Walz and ask him to sign on as a cosponsor of H.R. 804 introduced Wednesday, 2/1/17 by Representative Stephanie Murphy of Florida: Murphy’s bill will have two provisions: (1)   To ensure that no individual whose “primary responsibility is political in nature” is assigned to the council or authorized to attend NSC meetings; and, (2)   To […]