Barb Nelson, Sartell
If the political scene in Minnesota is ever going to change, then a change in the personal makeup of the legislature needs to change. Legislators on both sides feel what they are proposing and enacting is best for the people of Minnesota.
Unfortunately, the Republicans believe the following: eliminate health care for thousands by destroying the Affordable Care Act in favor of big insurance companies, which also includes the proposal to exclude people who have preexisting conditions; education – cutting $500 million from school funding, resulting in larger class sizes; transportation – taking miserly amounts of money from the general fund to fix a bloated and inadequate highway system; minimum wage – refusing to raise the minimum wage resulting in people having to work two and three jobs to make ends meet.
All these obstacles to progress and improvement for Minnesota have resulted in gridlock, back-biting, finger-pointing and a do-nothing legislature controlled by Republicans in the House and Senate.
A dramatic change is needed in Minnesota, and that can start here in House District 13B by electing Heidi Everett. Her campaign slogan is “Civility In Action.” Civility in action means establishing affordable quality health care, fighting for livable wages, fully funding pre-K-12 education, preserving human rights, protecting Minnesota’s natural resources and creating sustainable revenue for roads, bridges and water systems.
Heidi is currently a professor of communications and journalism. She has spent 25 years in marketing communications for higher education and business. She is well qualified to articulate and advocate for measures that will improve the quality for all the people in Minnesota.
She deserves the votes from all residents in House District 13B.