Minnesota Press Coverage

Inauguration Day Event - Winona Daily News

January 12, 2017

Shortly after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, some Winona residents will come together for their own inauguration event.

“It’s a chance for people to connect and feel a sense of camaraderie and solidarity,” said Jean Lauer, who is organizing “The People’s Inauguration” — scheduled for Jan. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Broken World Records in Winona.

“We want to provide an alternative to the overall heavy feeling that many people have right now,” she said. “We want to create hope and lighten the spirit of the day a little bit.”

Readers' Write: "Billionaires, elections and all the trouble spots in-between"

December 11, 2016

For voters asking what can be done to keep billionaires from buying elections, Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections (MnCCE), which Sturdevant mentions, is one viable option. Another is Move to Amend. MTA is a national organization with several chapters throughout Minnesota and in all 50 states. Its goal is to amend the Constitution to reverse the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United that is being used to funnel unlimited billions of dollars through our political system.

Citizens United & Corporate Personhood

June 2, 2016

This is an update about where things stand with Citizens United at the local, state, and national level. Our local Duluth MTA now has over 350 FB members. Our state now has over 10,600 members, starting from just a few hundred three years ago, while our national movement now has over 400,000 members. Move to Amend is now working in coordination wth dozens of  other like-minded organizations. Thanks for taking the time to consider this.

Local response: Minnesotans deserve a vote on corporate money in state politics

February 17, 2016

The News Tribune’s Feb. 16 editorial resisted amending our Minnesota Constitution through a ballot process, as outlined in our Minnesota Constitution (Our View: “Don’t let politics alter Constitution”).

The editorial agreed that a problem exists with openness and transparency in Minnesota government but did not agree that the people should be allowed to vote to fix the problem. While the editorial may be correct that the House majority may be counted on to vote as a caucus on this effort to make Minnesota politics more open and transparent, this has gone on for far too long.