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No Beefing Allowed

diverse-handsAlthough Minnesota and SD48 had higher voter turn out in 2014 than the country as a whole, it still wasn’t at a high enough rate to really shout about.

So, if you see things not going the way you’d like to see our country go (and that’s a strong possibility at the federal level than it’s been since the 1990s) and you were doing everything but voting last November.  Sorry, you chose not to participate. No beefing allowed.

You have to show up to make change happen.  You chose not to.  You can’t win a game if you don’t play.  You can’t learn a new skill unless you practice it.  You can’t elect people who support and will work toward your beliefs and values unless you vote to put them in office.

In the lead up to 2016, don’t make the same mistake. Get involved. The political process runs on the willingness of people who believe in the direction of the party they identify with to work to get their candidates elected.  Yep, it’s all individuals giving of what free time they have to make people’s lives better.

Want to make life better for you and your friends?  It’s like anything else.  Get involved, find out how you can help and then add your shoulder to the wheel of progress.

Here’s a link to where you can volunteer. We hope you’ll choose to engage, make change happen and move Eden Prairie and Minnetonka forward.

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This Election is About Progress

Minnesota_in_United_StatesIn 2010, Republicans took control of the Legislature. They:

  • shut down state government,
  • borrowed $2.8 billion from our schools and
  • balanced the state budget on the backs of lower- and middle-income workers while protecting millionaires and billionaires.

That’s their record.

The DFL has a far better record of making the progress needed to move Minnesota forward.

After the 2012 election, Gov.  Dayton and DFLers:

  • turned a budget deficit into a surplus, created jobs (Minnesota has the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, 2.8 million jobs – the most in state history) and
  • invested in education (which provide free all-day kindergarten and two year college tuition freeze).

The past two years have been about building a Better Minnesota for all, not a select few:

  • the Women’s Economic Security Act levels the workforce playing field for women;
  • an increase in the minimum wage helps our lowest paid workers, many of them head of households; and
  • marriage equality provides rights that have been denied to thousands of loving couples.

All of those actions have a direct impact on families.

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Gridlock vs. Progress: A Tale of Two Governments

©2014 DFL SD 48. Prepared and paid for by Senate District 48 DFL, Sharon Borine, Chair, 18285 Croixwood Ln, Eden Prairie, MN 55347