Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman announced he is running for the Governor of Minnesota in 2018. As the first Major Republican to announce, Commissioner Huffman is seeking the GOP endorsement.
Organizers of the April 20 Moral Citizenship forum tried for months to get their U.S. Representative, Tom Emmer (R-MN), to come to a public forum. They sent dozens of emails, made dozens of phone calls, visited his office, followed directions and filled out online forms — and got no response at all.
“It’s not just that Tom Emmer is not here with us tonight,” said Reverend Steve Sylvester, the lead pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Circle Pines. “It’s not just that he refused to meet with us. He never even responded to our invitation… A representative. represents. A representative seeks to be in conversation with constituents, bare minimum. A representative acknowledges that his or her constituents exist. Tom Emmer has done not even one of those things.”
ISAIAH, which organized the event, opposes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Emmer wants it repealed, but has not backed a specific replacement plan.
The forum went on anyway, with 200 people assembled to hear their neighbors talk about three moral and political issues: health care, immigration, and the environment.
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Veterans for Peace Mark 50th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech on Vietnam, April 4, 1967
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 27, held an event in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “Beyond Vietnam" Speech in the Riverside Church, New York City, by reading it in from the steps of the State Capitol Building in St. Paul at 4:00 pm on April 4, 2017.
About 200 people gathered at Hiawatha and Lake on Saturday April 8, 2017 to react to air strikes the US launched against Syria.