Think Again MN 2018 Caucus Resolutions Print E-mail

 

Resolutions Think Again MN Recommended

For Presentation and Support at the 2018 Caucuses

 

 

Click on the topics below to open the resolutions and supporting statements:

 

 

Civil, Human, and Constitutional  Rights

 

Legal Assistance for Immigrants Booked in Jail - extends legal assistance passed for Hennepin County statewide

 

Provide Immigrants with Path to Citizenship

 

Paris Accords and UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights - would build on MN’s leading electoral process and MN's commitment to meet Paris Accords, reduce disparities, and increase equity, to make MN a leader in global democracy.

 

 

Education

 

State Funding for High-Quality Early Childhood Education for Low Income Children - based on Think Again MN's Achievement Gap Committee forums

 

 

Agriculture and Food

 

Say No to Factory Farms in Trade Agreements and Farm Bills - This resolution was presented in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, including by Dodge County Concerned Citizens.

 

 

The following two resolutions supporting new farmers starting out in community based agriculture were sent by Erin McKee, Farm to Institution Program Director at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

 

Oppose Cuts to SNAP and Address Barriers Facing New Farmers in Farm Bill

 

Solutions for Food Access and New Farmers Are Underfunded

 

The supporting comments in the above two resolutions are based on the following resources:

 

[1] https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/farm-sector-income-finances/highlights-from-the-farm-income-forecast/

 

[2] https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Online_Resources/Highlights/Farm_Demographics/

 

[3] https://mn.gov/mmb/assets/fba-nov17fcst-pie-charts_tcm1059-319765.pdf

 


 

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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon

 

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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016

 


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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