DFL48 | Restoring Common Sense Minnesota Values

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

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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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U.S. Senator

Our senior Senator is Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Please visit her website for more information. You can follow her on Twitter @AmyKlobuchar and like her page on Facebook here.

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator

Our Senator is Sen. Tina Smith. Please visit her website for more information. You can follow him on Twitter @TinaSmithMN and like her page on Facebook here.


Congress – CD3


Our Governor is Mark Dayton and our Lt. Governor is Michelle Fischbach. Please visit the Governor’s website or visit the Lt. Governor’s website for more information.

You can follow Gov. Dayton on Twitter @GovMarkDayton and like his page on Facebook here.

Dayton Photo
Dayton Photo

Secretary of State

Our Secretary of State is Steve Simon. Please visit his website for more information. You can follow him on Twitter @MNSteveSimon and like his page on Facebook here.

 Simon Photo

Attorney General

Our Attorney General is Lori Swanson. Please visit her website for more information and join her Facebook group here.

 Lori Swanson

State Auditor

Our State Auditor is Rebecca Otto. Please visit her website for more information. You can follow her on Twitter @Rebecca_Otto and like her Facebook page here.


Senate District 48

Our endorsed candidate for State Senate is Steve Cwodzinski. Please visit his website for more information. And, like his Facebook page here.

 Steve Cwodzinski

House District 48A

Our State Representative for the House District 48A is Laurie Pryor. You can follower her on Twitter at @lauirepryor. Like her Facebook page here. And, please visit her website.


House District 48B

Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn. Visit her website at https://www.carlieforhouse.com/. Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/carlieforhouse. Follow her on Twitter @CarlieforHouse



Walking Subcaucus Demonstration Presentation is now available.



SD48 Convention March 17th

We are excited about this historic “Blue Wave” election and glad you’re part of it!

When:    Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time:    9:30 am Check in – 10:30 am Start, convention will proceed into the afternoon, so expect to be there for the majority of the day
Where:    Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346


  1. Beverages, breakfast bars, donuts, snacks and lunch items including one vegetarian entree will be available for sale; cash or check only.
  2. Bring cash to purchase food and beverages, suggested donation, and PCR*
  3. There is an elevator and there will be signs to direct those who need it.
  4. The meeting is in the Main Commons. Park in the North Parking Lot and use the door labelled Main Commons for easiest access.

IMPORTANT Documents:

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