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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thank you to everyone who contributed and volunteered in 2019.
It's a new year, so click on the "contribute" button today and take advantage of the Political Contribution Refund (PCR) for 2020!
Candidate for Senate District 34
Maple Grove, Osseo, Dayton and Rogers
Our campaign is in full swing and we need your help!
Caucuses are just around the corner on February 25, 2020, convening at 7 PM. They will be held at Maple Grove Senior High. At caucuses, you can run to be a delegate to the Senate District endorsing convention in March. Caucuses are a great way to meet your neighbors and get involved in grass roots organizing.
And, it's a new year so you can take advantage again of PCR (Political Campaign Refund). Eligible Minnesota voters can contribute to my campaign and receive up to $50, $100 for married couples, back from the State.
Looking for other ways to help out? You can sign up to add your name to a public list of supporters, to door knock or phone bank, write postcards, walk in parades and much more. We will be organizing house parties again throughout the district. If you'd like to attend or host such an event, let us know.
I look forward to working with you to bring positive change to our community and our state. Let's flip Senate District 34 in 2020!
Thank you for your support
NewsTuesday, September 3, 2019 4:15 PM
Mass Shooting In Odessa, Texas
And yet another mass shooting that has thus far resulted in the deaths of 7 people. One remains in life-threatening condition. This is the 280th mass shooting this year, defined as 4 or more people wounded or killed.
Our kids are going back to school where they will practice what to do in an active shooter situation. We will ask our teachers to be prepared to put their lives on the line in such a situation to save our kids. Politicians will talk about “hardening” our schools, making them more like detention facilities than institutions of learning, providing a false sense of safety for parents while at the same time inflicting trauma and anxiety on our kids.
We will go about our lives each day feeling just a bit more vulnerable in public spaces—and for many, in their own homes where there is abuse happening. The death toll from suicide by gun will continue to rise and families will suffer their grief quietly, without the media attention that accompanies the catastrophic mass shooting events that happen somewhere in this country almost daily. 78% of gun deaths in Minnesota are suicide. That includes my best friend who died in 1991, may his memory be a blessing.
We are not impotent on this issue. There are things we can do to lower the risk, and therefore the frequency, of gun deaths and gun injuries that are an epidemic in this country. We do not lack the ability to do something. But our leaders lack the will. It is all political calculation, not political courage.
But the truth is that doing something about gun violence in this country does not require an act of political courage. Not when 90% of people support expanded background checks and other measures. It simply requires acting.
It’s time to #VoteThemOut.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:26 PM
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:43 PM
Candidate forum, Senate District 34
Monday, October 17, 2016 5:14 PM
Candidate statements for Senate District 34, printed in the Press News, serving Maple Grove, Osseo, Dayton and Champlin.