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Grow with Us Plant Sale!
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Get all of your garden needs and help support DFL48! This year, we’re offering you plant cards at both Gerten’s Greenhouses and Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights and Wagner’s Greenhouse in Minneapolis and Bloomington.
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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:
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
Health care should be a right, not a privilege.
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in Issues
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.
Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Steve Cwodzinski & Rep. Laurie Pryor – 11/11
Join your neighbors in Senate District 48 along with Senator Steve Cwodzinski and Representative Laurie Pryor for a town hall meeting on Saturday, November 11 from 10am until 11:30am. The meeting will be held in the Forum Room of Minnetonka High School.
Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Place: Minnetonka High School (map) ,18301 MN-7, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345
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Join us for a discussion about DACA – Nov. 9, 2017
Come join us for a discussion about
(Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
Who’s been protected by DACA? What does DACA do for them? Why are people called Dreamers? Why did the Trump administration decide to end DACA? Is there any hope now for Dreamers?
Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Time: 7:15pm – 9:00pm
Place: Glen Lake Activity Center (map)
14350 Excelsior Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Minnesota Commissioner of Human Rights
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Help Shape Future Development of Eden Prairie
The City of Eden Prairie’s comprehensive plan update ~ ASPIRE EDEN PRAIRIE 2040 ~ will create a blueprint for our future to guide the City in its decision making for the next 20 years.
>MAP YOUR VISION OF EDEN PRAIRIE
What is a comprehensive plan?A Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the future. It is a community vision that is intended to guide the City for the next 20 years, which will include policies that direct future growth and development. The process for creating a comprehensive plan can lead to potential strategies that will help effectively guide City leaders with making substantive and thoughtful decisions for the community.
When will Aspire Eden Prairie 2040 start and when will it be completed?The initial phases of plan development have begun. The final City Council-approved plan will be submitted to the Metropolitan Council by Dec. 31, 2018.
How can I get involved in the process?It is important for community members to get involved in Aspire Eden Prairie 2040 activities. The Community Engagement and Updates section of this website is updated regularly with updates and opportunities for providing input throughout the process. Finally, materials from meetings and more information detailing the Aspire Eden Prairie 2040 process can be found in the Documents section.
The online maps make it easy to provide input about specific locations, amenities and transportation within the City.
You can even vote on feedback provided by others by selecting existing map points and clicking thumbs-up or thumbs-down; to participate, simply click the links to the maps below and start mapping!
The community mapping tool is a way you can provide input on community assets and gathering spots, as well as identify potential public art locations, areas with a positive appearance, areas in need of improvement and more.
The transportation mapping tool is a way you can provide input on traffic flow and congestion issues, as well as identify trail and sidewalk needs, safety concerns, transit destinations and more.