I’m so proud of of St. Louis Park students who made their voices heard today. Our young people are calling us to be our best selves by demanding we commit to policies that prevent gun violence. We see you. We hear you. We value you. I’ve never been more proud to be an Oriole. #LouPark #SLP #ParkPrideMore than 600 students walked from St. Louis Park High School to Fire Station 1 on Wooddale Avenue as part of the National School Walkout on Wednesday, March 14. The walk was student-led and featured a program at the fire station with students sharing how they have been personally impacted by gun violence.
A special THANK YOU to the City of St. Louis Park and the police and fire departments for their support of the students and schools in safely executing these events. ... See MoreSee Less
Teaching our children to break the law. They were supposed to be in class. That's the law. So proud. Not.
Hoping they vote when they are 18😍
As one speaker said, Youth will #Speak #Write #Protest #Vote And I saw them do just that. Some students filled out voter registration forms. I don’t think this event was intended as a solution to anything. But it’s good to see student’s have our representative’s attention.
I look forward to Fire Service Day on the Hill every year because I get to meet with some pretty great folks. I’m so grateful for the firefighters and first responders who keep our communities safe. #mnleg ... See MoreSee Less
I am incredibly proud of St. Louis Park Senior High School student Eva Goldfarb for testifying in support of Rep. Dave Pinto’s gun violence prevention bill today. Thank you for your leadership, Eva. We appreciate you. #mnleg #ParkPride ... See MoreSee Less
Friends, tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. the House Public Safety Committee will hold a pivotal hearing on a pair of common-sense measures to end gun violence in Minnesota. The first would expand criminal background checks for firearm sales, closing a giant loophole that allows sales at gun shows and on the internet without one. This idea is widely supported with about 9 in 10 Americans in favor of them. The second bill would allow Gun Violence Protective Orders. This provides a way for family members and law enforcement to petition a court to remove someone’s firearms if they suspect they are a danger to themselves or others.
This shouldn’t be difficult. Too many people are dying due to from this crisis, and their families deserve action. For too long, powerful special interests like the NRA have stopped any progress on legislation like this. So, let’s stand up to them! Please make sure legislators hear your voices tomorrow as we work to keep our communities safe.
Thursday, March 01, 2018 10:15 AM Room: 10 State Office Building Chair: Rep. Brian Johnson Agenda: Department of Public Safety Bonding Request Department of Corrections Bonding Request Bills: HF1605 - (Pinto): Law enforcement and family members enabled to petition a court to prohibit people from possessing firearms if they pose a significant danger to themselves or others. HF1669 - (Pinto): Firearm transfer criminal background check required, and transfers excepted.
Has been moved to bigger room.....120 at the Capitol with overflow in 123
Very disappointing to see the majority of committee members are not yet ready to enact common sense legislation that could improve safety for Minnesotans. Their roll call vote is a matter of public record, so we know who they are.
I’m grateful to be a part of the incredible work of Voices and Choices for Children! Congratulations on a successful day on the hill advocating for our littlest Minnesotans and their families. ... See MoreSee Less