“You think you got problems now,” Congressman Keith Ellison warned nutrition and food policy advocates at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s “Food + Justice = Democracy” conference last week in Minneapolis. “I guarantee you that if they pass this (Voter Restriction Constitutional Amendment), food policy will look worse than it looks now. Cuts to nutrition programs will accelerate. Tax cuts to the wealthiest will expand. Food support, urban farming, anything they can do to redistribute money to the people who need it the least will accelerate.”
“I was telling people in labor, ‘You will absolutely see ‘Right to work’ (for less) introduced into the state legislation.’”
But Ellison also highlighted that popular support for the Voter Photo ID amendment on next month’s ballot has plummeted from 78 percent to 52 percent, according to mid-September poll by the Star Tribune.
“Some of us believed that if we continued to have conversations (about Voter Restriction), then those numbers wouldn’t sustain themselves, and we were right.”
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