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Jul/18

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Come to our SD48 “United in Diversity” Picnic!

Jun/18

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Action Alert: Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policy

Wondering what you can do to help bring this callous Trump/GOP policy to an end?

Indivisible.org has a toolkit:
https://www.indivisible.org/resource/trumps-new-cruel-immigration-policy/

TRUMP’S NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER: MASS AND INDEFINITE DETENTION

In response to the outrage concerning the family separation policy, the Trump administration signed an executive order that he claimed would end the family separation crisis at the border. But is it an acceptable solution?

TRUMP’S EO CALLS FOR MASS DETENTION OF FAMILIES

First and foremost, the zero tolerance policy is still in place, meaning that people who cross the border are still being prosecuted. However, the executive order directs the Department of Homeland Security to keep families together while their cases are being processed. That means that our government is now detaining immigrant families. The executive order additionally directs the Department of Defense and other agencies to support DHS in detaining immigrants, meaning that the U.S. government will be creating a massive family immigration detention system.

THIS VIOLATES THE LAW

Under the 1997 Flores Settlement (which has been wrongly cited as the reason for the family separation crisis by Republicans in the past), immigrant children cannot be held in detention indefinitely. This executive order is seeks to skirt around these protections and allow families to be detained indefinitely. It’s cruel and inhuman and not a solution.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Trump created the family separation crisis, and his new executive order is not a solution. And like so many other Trump-created crises, Republicans in Congress are letting it happen. Some may have expressed concerns about the policy, but none have done anything about it. That’s where you come in.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Here are the best ways for you to get involved….

Family Separation: Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policy

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May/18

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Southwest 5k Run/Walk Labor Day ~ Sept 1, 2018

Join SD48 and other progressives on Saturday September 1st for our 2nd annual Southwest 5k Run/Walk.

A Race to Benefit SD48 DFL, Helping to Elect Progressives to Local Offices in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka.

Space is limited – registration is now open at: Register Here

When: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Starts: 9:00am
Where: Purgatory Creek Park. (in Eden Prairie)
Cost: $30

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Representative Laurie Pryor’s discussion with The Uptake’s Mike McIntee is featured on the new edition of Democratic Visions.  Laurie talks about the current legislative session and bills dealing with gun violence and sexual harassment.  Also featured are North Branch Mayor Kirsten Kennedy and DFL 48A resident, Ahmed Tharwat.  Kennedy is seeking DFL endorsement for her bid to become represent Congressional District 8 in Washington.

 

Dem Vis can be seen on Comcast Ch. 15 or CenturyLink Ch. 8111 Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, Saturdays at 2 p.m. Sundays at 9 pm and Mondays at 10 pm.

This program is also on our Youtube Channel here
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ztphfNHO0GzJSNvaIQ25A

Want to help us reach a wider audience?  It’s simple – just ‘Like’ the Democratic Visions’ Facebook Page here –
https://www.facebook.com/DemVisProducer/

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Apr/18

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Health care should be a right, not a privilege.

Health care is a fundamental right and we have to do everything in our power to make it fair and accessible. That’s why we support @GovMarkDayton’s MinnesotaCare buy-in for better health care for all Minnesotans. Read Chairman Martin’s op-ed >

Health care should be a right, not a privilege.

Yet many Minnesotans do not have health coverage or struggle to afford their premiums. We must take action to ease the burden of rising health care costs on Minnesota families and make health care more accessible, so no person has to risk going without health care coverage.

That is why we support Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal to expand the state’s MinnesotaCare program. The program, which has historically served low-income families, provides Minnesotans with affordable, quality health coverage. By removing the program’s current income restrictions, the governor’s plan would allow all Minnesotans who purchase their health insurance on the individual market the choice to “buy-in” to MinnesotaCare. This proposal, known as the “MinnesotaCare Buy-In,” would help an estimated 100,000 Minnesotans purchase better health coverage at prices estimated to be 28 percent less than other commercial health plans.

The plan would inject more competition into the marketplace. It would give Minnesotans more options, especially in rural areas where there is often only one provider. It would drive down medical expenses for working families, and cost nothing for taxpayers.

The MinnesotaCare Buy-In is a win-win. Minnesotans should speak up, and demand that the legislature pass this proposal immediately. It’s time for affordable health care.

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