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512-517-2708

Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Why does the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party with it super majority continue to do nothing for workers?

Why does the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party with it super majority continue to do nothing:
http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/188136771.html?refer=y

I just spent two days talking with locked out workers in the Red River Valley--- the American Crystal Sugar Company lockout of some 1,300 workers. Every single worker I spoke with along with members of their families supported the three pieces of legislation I have proposed. These are working class families who overwhelmingly support and vote for Democrats and they now expect this kind of very basic pro-worker legislation from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party's super majority.

If anyone doesn't believe me that there is overwhelming support for Minnesota Democrats to enact the following legislation they can go ask Minnesota workers themselves:

1. Anti-lockout legislation.

2. Anti-scab legislation.

3. Repeal and rescind "At-will Employment" legislation.

Want to contact Minnesota Legislators? Here are their e-mail addresses; just copy and paste:

rep.jim.abeler@house.mn,
 rep.tony.albright@house.mn,
 rep.susan.allen@house.mn,
 rep.mark.anderson@house.mn,
 rep.paul.anderson@house.mn,
 rep.sarah.anderson@house.mn,
 rep.tom.anzelc@house.mn,
 rep.joe.atkins@house.mn,
 rep.bob.barrett@house.mn,
 rep.mike.beard@house.mn,
 rep.john.benson@house.mn,
 rep.mike.benson@house.mn,
 rep.connie.bernardy@house.mn,
 rep.david.bly@house.mn,
 rep.kathy.brynaert@house.mn,
 rep.lyndon.carlson@house.mn,
 rep.karen.clark@house.mn,
 rep.tony.cornish@house.mn,
 rep.kurt.daudt@house.mn,
 rep.greg.davids@house.mn,
 rep.jim.davnie@house.mn,
 rep.matt.dean@house.mn,
 rep.raymond.dehn@house.mn,
 rep.bob.dettmer@house.mn,
 rep.david.dill@house.mn,
 rep.zachary.dorholt@house.mn,
 rep.steve.drazkowski@house.mn,
 rep.ron.erhardt@house.mn,
 rep.roger.erickson@house.mn,
 rep.sondra.erickson@house.mn,
 rep.dan.fabian@house.mn,
 rep.andrew.falk@house.mn,
 rep.tim.faust@house.mn,
 rep.peter.fischer@house.mn,
 rep.david.fitzsimmons@house.mn,
 rep.mary.franson@house.mn,
 rep.mike.freiberg@house.mn,
 rep.patti.fritz@house.mn,
 rep.pat.garofalo@house.mn,
 rep.steve.green@house.mn,
 rep.glenn.gruenhagen@house.mn,
 rep.bob.gunther@house.mn,
 rep.tom.hackbarth@house.mn,
 rep.laurie.halverson@house.mn,
 rep.rod.hamilton@house.mn,
 rep.rick.hansen@house.mn,
 rep.alice.hausman@house.mn,
 rep.jerry.hertaus@house.mn,
 rep.debra.hilstrom@house.mn,
 rep.maryliz.holberg@house.mn,
 rep.joe.hoppe@house.mn,
 rep.frank.hornstein@house.mn,
 rep.melissa.hortman@house.mn,
 rep.jeff.howe@house.mn,
 rep.thomas.huntley@house.mn,
 rep.jason.isaacson@house.mn,
 rep.brian.johnson@house.mn,
 rep.sheldon.johnson@house.mn,
 rep.phyllis.kahn@house.mn,
 rep.tim.kelly@house.mn,
 rep.andrea.kieffer@house.mn,
 rep.deb.kiel@house.mn,
 rep.ron.kresha@house.mn,
 rep.carolyn.laine@house.mn,
 rep.ernie.leidiger@house.mn,
 rep.ann.lenczewski@house.mn,
 rep.john.lesch@house.mn,
 rep.tina.liebling@house.mn,
 rep.ben.lien@house.mn,
 rep.leon.lillie@house.mn,
 rep.diane.loeffler@house.mn,
 rep.kathy.lohmer@house.mn,
 rep.jenifer.loon@house.mn,
 rep.tara.mack@house.mn,
 rep.tim.mahoney@house.mn,
 rep.carlos.mariani@house.mn,
 rep.paul.marquart@house.mn,
 rep.sandra.masin@house.mn,
 rep.joe.mcdonald@house.mn,
 rep.jay.mcnamar@house.mn,
 rep.denny.mcnamara@house.mn,
 rep.carly.melin@house.mn,
 rep.jason.metsa@house.mn,
 rep.rena.moran@house.mn,
 rep.will.morgan@house.mn,
 rep.joe.mullery@house.mn,
 rep.erin.murphy@house.mn,
 rep.mary.murphy@house.mn,
 rep.pam.myhra@house.mn,
 rep.michael.nelson@house.mn,
 rep.jim.newberger@house.mn,
 rep.jerry.newton@house.mn,
 rep.bud.nornes@house.mn,
 rep.kim.norton@house.mn,
 rep.tim.odriscoll@house.mn,
 rep.marion.oneill@house.mn,
 rep.michael.paymar@house.mn,
 rep.gene.pelowski@house.mn,
 rep.joyce.peppin@house.mn,
 rep.john.persell@house.mn,
 rep.john.petersburg@house.mn,
 rep.jeanne.poppe@house.mn,
 rep.cindy.pugh@house.mn,
 rep.duane.quam@house.mn,
 rep.joe.radinovich@house.mn,
 rep.paul.rosenthal@house.mn,
 rep.linda.runbeck@house.mn,
 rep.tim.sanders@house.mn,
 rep.shannon.savick@house.mn,
 rep.mary.sawatzky@house.mn,
 rep.dan.schoen@house.mn,
 rep.joe.schomacker@house.mn,
 rep.peggy.scott@house.mn,
 rep.yvonne.selcer@house.mn,
 rep.steve.simon@house.mn,
 rep.erik.simonson@house.mn,
 rep.linda.slocum@house.mn,
 rep.mike.sundin@house.mn,
 rep.chris.swedzinski@house.mn,
 rep.paul.thissen@house.mn,
 rep.paul.torkelson@house.mn,
 rep.mark.uglem@house.mn,
 rep.dean.urdahl@house.mn,
 rep.jean.wagenius@house.mn,
 rep.joann.ward@house.mn,
 rep.john.ward@house.mn,
 rep.anna.wills@house.mn,
 rep.ryan.winkler@house.mn,
 rep.kelby.woodard@house.mn,
 rep.barb.yarusso@house.mn,
 rep.kurt.zellers@house.mn,
 rep.nick.zerwas@house.mn,
 sen.terri.bonoff@senate.mn,
 sen.scott.dibble@senate.mn,
 sen.bobby.champion@senate.mn,
 sen.kevin.dahle@senate.mn,
 sen.jim.carlson@senate.mn,
 sen.greg.clausen@senate.mn,
 sen.kent.eken@senate.mn,
 sen.john.hoffman@senate.mn,
 sen.vicki.jensen@senate.mn,
 sen.foung.hawj@senate.mn,
 sen.lyle.koenen@senate.mn,
 sen.melisa.franzen@senate.mn,
 sen.jeff.hayden@senate.mn,
 sen.jim.metzen@senate.mn,
 sen.tony.lourey@senate.mn,
 sen.roger.reinert@senate.mn,
 sen.rod.skoe@senate.mn,
 sen.melissa.wiklund@senate.mn,
 sen.bev.scalze@senate.mn,
 sen.kathy.sheran@senate.mn,
 sen.dan.sparks@senate.mn,
 sen.david.tomassoni@senate.mn,
 sen.matt.schmit@senate.mn,
 sen.katie.sieben@senate.mn,
 sen.chuck.wiger@senate.mn,
 sen.dave.thompson@senate.mn,
 sen.warren.limmer@senate.mn,
 sen.roger.chamberlain@senate.mn,
 sen.carla.nelson@senate.mn,
 sen.bill.ingebrigtsen@senate.mn,
 sen.michelle.benson@senate.mn