Fantastic turn out at the Hear Our Voices Constituent Rally today in front of Rep. Hagedorn’s office! 20 constituents came to listen to speakers share their information and stories about how Rep. Hagedorn’s positions on healthcare would impact them.
To read the full story and watch constituent remarks, click here.
Eleven people showed up our Hear Our Voices Constituent Rally to call on Rep. Hagedorn to Defund ICE and CBP - to stop throwing money at agencies that torture and traumatize children, criminalize people asking for help, and dehumanize refugees and immigrants.
Rep. Hagedorn, your constituents are asking you to Hear Our Voices. Will you listen?
Another good gathering for our Hear Our Voices Constituent Rally this afternoon - this time about the epidemic of gun violence in our country. We gathered in front of Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s building (because he won’t let us in his office) to share our pain and frustration at his prioritizing of the interests of the NRA over his constituents’ right to live without fear of being murdered.
We expressed concern about Rep. Hagedorn’s misunderstanding of what the 2nd Amendment actually says - it does not guarantee every American the right to bear all manner of arms but rather a “well-regulated militia” which founding father Alexander Hamilton clearly delineated in the Federalist papers as something more akin to the National Guard.
And we expressed confusion at Rep. Hagedorn’s moral inconsistency in claiming that he is pro-life and yet doing nothing to preserve the lives of men, women, and children in his district.
As we demonstrated, we got lots of appreciative honks (one rude yelled comment), one passerby with whom we engaged in a lengthy but respectful discussion, and a veteran who had served 10 years in the military stopped by to say that he absolutely agreed that things have gotten too out of hand and expressed his gratitude for what we were doing.
In essence, we expect Rep. Hagedorn to value *all* of our lives and *all* of our freedoms, chief among them, the ability to live, learn, play, work, and worship free from the threat of murder by men with guns in their hands and hate in their hearts.
According to the Star Tribune (Jul. 29, 2019), Rep. Jim Hagedorn supports the new rules saying that, “Food stamp benefits must be directed to people truly in need.”
But families in crisis - through sudden job loss or medical bills - who may have some assets (keeping in mind, $2,250 is not a lot), *are* truly in need and shouldn’t have to lose every shred of their stability and dignity in order to get help putting food on the table for their kids.