News to Know
MN to keep all 8 congressional seats
Minnesota to keep all 8 congressional seats
In an unpredicted turn of events, Minnesota won’t lose its eighth congressional district, the Census Bureau ruled. Our state kept its eight house seats by the narrowest margin in history. The victory is a testament to Minnesotans’ diligence and mobilization to be active citizens in our representative democracy.
APR 30, 2021
Rep Tom Emmer & The Big Lie
Emmer is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Emmer is among the Republican legislators who, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021
Thank you WCI members!
We thank you all for the work you have done in the past 4 years! As a country we still have much to do--racial justice, fair voting practices, health care, democracy, immigration, climate change...and the list goes on.
APR 15, 2021
DFL vs GOP lawmakers plan to take on gun violence
DFL Dispatch 5/14/2021
In March, following a surge of mass shootings, WCCO reached out to Minnesota’s eight U.S. Representatives and Senators, asking them what they’re doing to stop tragedies like the ones seen in Boulder and Atlanta at the time. WCCO asked if there was legislation they supported or planned to introduce to end the violence.
DFL Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, Reps. Angie Craig, Dean Phillips, Ilhan Omar and Betty McCollum, responded to the questions. Their responses included co-sponsoring bills that will close loopholes, ban assault weapons and require background checks on nearly all gun sales.
GOP Rep. Michelle Fischbach declined to comment. Her Republican counterparts Reps. Jim Hagedorn, Tom Emmer, and Pete Stauber didn’t respond, showing that they have no intention to take any legal action that will make Minnesota, and our country, a safer place for all its citizens.
In April, two background check bills passed the House of Representatives. All Minnesota DFL Representatives voted for it, and disgracefully, all Minnesota Republican Representatives voted against it. DFLers continue to prove on a consistent basis that the safety of the people they represent comes first, and they will continue to fight for their rights despite Republican opposition.
To read full statements on what Minnesota DFL Congressmen and women are doing to combat gun violence, [CLICK HERE].