Representative Jeff Backer and Senator Torrey Westrom will be visiting Morris for a town hall meeting this Friday March 23 from 11:15 am to noon at the Morris Public Library. Both of them are on agriculture policy committees, and Backer has authored two bills preventing state agencies from taking action against dust emission from temporary grain storage bins and from creating water resource protection requirements. http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/pressrelease.asp?pressid=32710&party=2&memid=15428
If you have any questions/talking points about these environmental issues, please contribute them by contacting Sara Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be compiled and made available as hard copies to people attending the town hall who would like to make comments or ask questions of Backer and Westrom.
In the wake of the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, people across the country have risen up to demand that Congress stand up to the NRA on gun safety. The students of Parkland and other youth leaders have unapologetically demanded that their Members of Congress (MoCs) protect them from the uniquely American epidemic of mass shootings. Indivisible Morris is committed to changing our gun safety laws and protecting our country’s students, both at the state and federal level.
According to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, “Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will focus on improving school security and access to mental health services to keep students safe after saying Wednesday that gun control measures he continues to push are unlikely to pass the Republican-led Legislature.” https://www.twincities.com/2018/03/07/dayton-offers-21-million-plan-to-enhance-school-safety/
Let’s ask Republicans Backer and Westrom WHY they are unwilling to support reasonable gun safety measures such as the ones Florida recently passed.
If you have any questions/talking points about gun safety, please contribute them to Sara Lam at email@example.com. They will be compiled and made available as hard copies to people attending the town hall who would like to make comments or ask questions.
Even if you don’t want to ask a formulated question, simply SHOW UP to support those who do. Numbers talk!
Also our partners at Indivisible DFL MN CD-7 have organized 2 additional events for Saturday, March 24th in Starbuck, MN. Join them if you can! Details below:
9:45am: Meet at Starbuck Community Center (307 E 5th St, Starbuck, MN 56381) for Town Hall Meeting
10:00am: Town Hall at Community Center with Paul Anderson-R (12-B), Jeff Backer-R (12-A), Torrey Westrom-R (SD 12) until 10:45am
11:00am: March For Our Lives (staging begins at 10:30am in VFW Parking Lot, 212 E 6th St, Starbuck, MN 56381)