With the turnover in Minnesota’s state legislature from Republican-controlled to Democrat-controlled in the last election comes a plan to expand voter rights and put campaign finance into the hands of the people.

Acts like this are just one of the many reasons why elections do matter and who you choose to represent you does, too.

If you live in Minnesota, tell your state representative to support and co-sponsor this bill. If you don’t, help spread the word and look for bills like this to support in your own state. If there aren’t any, find some fellow organizers.

Minnesota’s Democracy for the People Act Unpacked/Democracy Docket-
democracydocket.com/analysis/m

HF 3 Status in the House for the 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024)-
revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?

@TonyStark

“In 2022, Democrats did not lose control of a single state legislative chamber, a huge feat in a midterm election year for the party occupying the White House. In addition, Democrats flipped legislative chambers in Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Early signs indicate that Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party is particularly energized and ready to use its new trifecta control to improve voting access in the North Star State.”

Very important.

@TonyStark This is great. Democrats do things for the people, as we all know. :voteblue:

The Republicans use culture war propaganda as a distraction.

Without health insurance, most people would be bankrupt with a single hospitalization.

But that’s what Republicans want. One party is out to help most people. The other is dead set against them.

Opinion When Republicans rant about ‘socialism,’ remember the Affordable Care Act-
wapo.st/3l9cXuD

@TonyStark Of course that’s what Republicans want. Poor people will work for less money that way. Hope the Republican voters who apparently are relying on the ACA are paying attention.

@TonyStark I live close to the WI/MN border and folow MN politics as I grew up in there. As good as the situation is in Minnesota, the situation in Wisconsin is dire. We need everyone to vote in the Wisconsin primary for Supreme Court Justice. Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz was the first liberal to announce their candidacy in the race and is my choice. Wisconsin, don't sit this one out. The future of our Democratic voices are at stake
PLEASE BOOST FAR AND WIDE!!! And VOTE Wisconsin!

@TonyStark and it has always been thus. Republicans railed against social security as socialism, Medicare as socialism, basically any advance for workers and the middle class-all of it was labeled socialism. Republicans brainwashed middle class Americans into thinking they were on their side when in reality they couldn’t give a damn about them…except as servants to support their lifestyle.

@KentNelson

I don't have any personal friends who are Republicans, but over the years I've had colleagues who obviously do not share my political views and I end up networking with people from other parts of the country.

I'll never forget the people advising each other not to buy real insurance and instead to buy into some Christian scheme in Texas that was indeed a type of insurance (pool their money, pay for each other's care), just not one that had any oversight but its own or would have met government criteria for what coverage is.

No thanks, I'll go with the one where the feds or state tell them they have to cover my care, even if sometimes we have to fight them to actually get it covered. I'm guessing the Christian insurance isn't paying for full spectrum reproductive care.

@Meeche @TonyStark

@TonyStark Here's one. This isn't an ACA plan. There's an early paragraph that's a bit misleading. It says that 1 in 7 claims are denied and then gives the figure of ACA plan denials that aren't appealed.

We need more socialized health care, not less.

The United States government funds the development of drugs, then the drug companies turn around and make huge profits on them. If they decide your treatment is too expensive, they can deny it and try to make you pay out of pocket like they did with Christopher McNaughton. He was facing nearly a million dollars of denied claims for his ulcerative colitis and a lapse in his care could have left him with no treatment that would have worked. UnitedHealthcare kept denying his claims and decided to pay for a drug that was four times the cost of the original one his doctors wanted because it matched their arcane rules.

Medicare for All won't solve everything but it would be an improvement.

propublica.org/article/unitedh

Donald Trump presided over not 1, not 2, but THREE Chinese spy balloons, none of which he shot down and all of which he hid from the public.

The 3 #ChineseSpyBalloons exposes the emptiness of #Trump’s tough talk.

Thank you President #Biden for walking the walk.

@TonyStark @MJ To me the other key factor here is that the 1% - which is the Rs only true constituency - can pay for platinum healthcare out of pocket. They have no interest in affordable healthcare for all except in keeping it from denting their outsized wallets.

@TheRealBozoTClown @TonyStark No question. They only want good things for the top top and nobody else. Yet the people they take things from who vote for them mistakenly think they’re one tax cut from being in the 1%. The Republican Party has a real investment in never letting those people get there.

Sorry, but Koch & cronies are going in to fund whoever is willing to cut corporate taxes, cut entitlement programs, cut green energy programs, increase big oil and gas corporate profits, and cut useful regulations.

Koch Network Vow to Wage a 2024 Fight Against Trump:
time.com/6253038/koch-brothers

@RitchieTorres

Republican’s first response to pretty much everything: “Shoot at it.”

The irony is that if it was shot down sooner, they’d have been on Faux News criticizing him for allowing the military to shoot it down over land. Biden handled it properly.

Mean people suck.

I did not originate that saying.

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President Joe Biden on Instagram:

"We added more than half a million jobs to our economy in January, exceeding expectations by a long shot. We’re building an America we can take pride in – one where working families have good-paying jobs and more breathing room."

instagram.com/p/CoN5EtQs22r/?i

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