USuncutMN says: Tax the corporations! Tax the rich! Stop the cuts, fight for social justice for all. Standing in solidarity with http://www.usuncut.org/ and other Uncutters worldwide. FIGHT for a Foreclosure Moratorium! Foreclosure = homelessness. Resist the American Legislative Exchange Council, Grover Norquist and Citizen's United. #Austerity for the wheeler dealers, NOT the people.



We Are The 99% event

USuncutMN supports #occupyWallStreet, #occupyDC, the XL Pipeline resistance Yes, We, the People, are going to put democracy in all its forms up front and center. Open mic, diversity, nonviolent tactics .. Social media, economic democracy, repeal Citizen's United, single-payer healthcare, State Bank, Operation Feed the Homeless, anti-racism, homophobia, sexISM, war budgetting, lack of transparency, et al. Once we identify who we are and what we've lost, We can move forward.



Friday, September 16, 2011

Updating: CALL out ALEC members in MN Leg NOW


CALL out ALEC members in MN Leg NOW


http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=230317733668739                                         Paper.li paper on ALEC: 
http://paper.li/USuncutMN/1314159648?utm_source=subscription&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=paper_sub#

The American Legislative Exchange Council was responsible for the MN shutdown crisis. This is an organization dedicated to (to put it delicately) keeping the rich rich and the corporatocracy going. In other words, stealing from those of us on the bottom!!  It’s a merger of corporations and legislators that masquerades as a “charity.”  It is getting more widespread exposure than ever before, as many of the model pieces of legislation have been released by a whistleblower.  The right wing Koch brothers and about 300 corporations are involved.  See www.USUncutMN.blogspot.com to see how they have broken Minnesota State laws on lobbying. Right to work laws are coming next!

Notice any pattern on the back? Kind of contradicts ALEC's claim to be bi-partisan.



  Here’s the plan:

(1) Pick up the phone one and call.  (2) IF you're unable to reach your chosen ALEC member immediately, wait a few minutes or hours & try again.  (3) BE POLITE! BE POLITE! BE POLITE!  (4) Instead of attempting to change the mind of the person picking up the phone just employ a SIMPLE message:

"Stop threatening the future economic health of the people of Minnesota by refusing to tax the rich."
"I think the health of Minnesotans comes before politics"
"This country was built on compromise, STOP being an obstructionist & do the j-o-b voters elected you to do. Fulfill your oath of office. "Represent the citizens not the corporations and the rich."
"Driving the CHILDREN, the poor, the disabled, veterans, students, seniors off a financial cliff in order to WIN a victory against Mark Dayton and the citizens is UNACCEPTABLE & WRONG."





“Next election you are gone.”

A rant against ALEC&Co by USuncut Minnesota on Shutdown day: 
http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=RiqBuTRMsvI&feature=f​eedf


POST SHUTDOWN action against ALEC:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmNU3SumcN8

And how about the MN corporate sponsors ? We need to call out Comcast, Cargill and other companies,too.  


They want to gut our State and our resources as quickly - and as cheaply - as they possibly can. 
Graft is at new heights in Minnesota. And who is hurt in the process matters not one whit to the ALEC legislators.

Write and ASK your legislators - are YOU in ALEC? Did you use taxpayer money to go to the events? Are you ever ashamed of your greed and politicking when ALEC policies hurt REAL people?  Ask your DFL legislators why they say NOTHING about this when they know what is up.  It is important to realize that these ALEC "folks" caused and will continue to aggravate trauma and hardship for THOUSANDS of Minnesotans – particularly CHILDREN who don’t vote. They should all be RECALLED. Besides the lobbying money and perk$ they've taken, most accepted salaries during the shutdown. They do NOT pay tax on campaign funds, although we think that is INCOME. They stole democracy in our State -- and are aligned w/members probably in YOUR state.

Now it is up to us, We the People, to defeat them and their puppets as the media and politicos seem intent to play scared and not confront the real problem - a very deeply entrenched Conservative agenda in America's State houses.

Tweet this !! Like this!! Share this!! It's up to US. Boycott Koch products!!  Don’t let ALEC members get relelected.


Write the media and ask why they don't cover this important story.   #MNrecallGOP

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ALEC members in Minnesota (updated: 8/11/2011 2:07 p.m.)
Name
Confirmed
ALEC Task Force
Rep. Carol McFarlane (R-53B)
Has not replied to requests for comment
Education
Sen. Chris Gerlach (R-37)
Yes, confirmed via March email to citizen.
Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force
Rep. Michael Beard (R-35A)
Yes, confirmed via email.
Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force
Sen. Gen Olson (R-33)
Yes, confirmed via March email to citizen.
Education
Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-36B)
Has not replied to request for comment.
Education
Rep. Sondra Erickson (R-16A)
Yes, confirmed via March email to citizen.
Education
Sen. Gretchen Hoffman (R-10)
Has not replied to requests for comment.
HHS
Rep. Paul Anderson (R-13A)
Yes, confirmed via March email to citizen.
HHS
Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-16B)
Yes, confirmed by state chair.
International Relations Task Force
Rep. Matt Dean (R-52B)
Yes, confirmed by campaign finance records.
International Relations Task Force
Sen. Roger Chamberlain (R-53)
Yes, initially denied working with ALEC on bills or in meetings, but admitted he pays dues in August email to constituent.
Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Ron Shimanski (R-18A)
Yes, confirmed via email.
Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Sen. Ted Daley (R-38)
Has not replied to requests for comment.
Public Safety and Elections Task Force
Rep. Linda Runbeck (R-53A)
Yes, confirmed via email.
Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Pam Myhra (R-40A)
Yes, confirmed via email.
Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
Rep. Bruce Anderson (R-19A)
Has not replied to requests for comment.
Telecommunications and IT Task Force
Rep. Connie Doepke (R-33B)
Has not replied to requests for comment.
Telecommunications and IT Task Force
Sen. Mike Parry (R-26)
Yes, confirmed via March email to citizen.
Telecommunications and IT Task Force
Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-28B)
Yes, confirmed via March email to citizen.
Civil Justice
Rep. Joyce Peppin* (R-32A)
Yes, confirmed via March email to citizen.

Rep. Mike Benson* (R-30B)
Yes, confirmed via March email to citizen.

Rep. Dean Urdahl* (R-18B)
No, denied via March email to citizen, but said he does offer ALEC bills.

House Speaker Kurt Zellers* (R-32B)
Yes, but said via March email to citizen that he isn’t active.

Sen. John Howe* (R-28)
Yes, confirmed via March email to citizen.






















































































































Original list compiled by Common Cause Minnesota based on leaked documents published by the Center for Media and Democracy. Each member was contacted by the Minnesota Independent to confirm their membership status and offer comments. *Indicates lawmakers added to the original list.




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