Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope you had a great weekend! The MN Legislature returned from Easter/Passover break last week and there are four weeks remaining in the 2022 legislative session before the requirement to adjourn per the MN Constitution.
Rep. Lucero speaking at a Capitol press conference Wednesday last week advocating for the creation of a vaccine recipient bill of rights.
VACCINE RECIPIENT BILL OF RIGHTS
I continue to be at the forefront in the MN Legislature fighting for medical freedom and informed consent and I was among a group of legislators, joined by numerous Minnesotans from across the state, who hosted a Capitol press conference Wednesday last week. Personal testimonies from innocent Minnesotans were shared of their experiences of vaccine coercion and injuries resulting from receiving COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Among the bills highlighted at the press conference was HF 2348.
I’ve received thousands of communications during the COVID-19 era from good people negatively impacted by abusive COVID-19 government mandates and it has become crystal clear the establishment of a vaccine recipient bill of rights is desperately needed. Innocent people need to be protected against coercion and discrimination and that’s why I'm committed to transparency, accountability, and protecting the rights of Minnesotans.
HF 2348 is a resolution seeking the creation of a vaccine recipient bill of rights to defend the constitutional liberties of citizens, promote sound science, and outline a framework of best practices for state authorities and federal regulators to develop regarding vaccine administration and implementation. A one-size-fits-all approach is abusive and we must uphold the truth individuals are empowered to make the best medical decisions for themselves and their families rather than government or employers via threats of loss of employment or other discrimination. I’m also the chief author of over a dozen other bills seeking to prohibit mandatory vaccines and vaccine passports.
Pictured above and below, Rep. Lucero Saturday last week attending the ‘Give it Back’ rally at the MN Capitol.
DEMOCRATS SPENDING PLAN
It’s well established Minnesota is the home of high taxes and over-regulation. Moreover, the $9.3 billion projected budget surplus is the product of these truths.
Last week the Democrat House majority released their plan for the tax overcollection to squander the budget surplus so they can grow state government by another whopping 14%. The Democrat plan to pend another $7.4 billion is on the heels of the budget busting, record government spending EVER in MN state history not even a year ago! More about the Democrat plan to spend other people’s money can be read in the Pioneer Press article here.
Despite the DFL's love for other people's money, I remain committed to giving the surplus back to the hardworking Minnesotans who overpaid. I’m pushing for deep, permanent tax cuts.
Rep. Lucero during the Easter/Passover legislative break invited to join Mitch Berg on AM 1280 The Patriot radio station to discuss HF 4574, the bill he’s chief authored to stop ESG and Social Credit Scores due to the serious threats each poses to individual liberty and our livelihoods.
EQUITY IN EDUCATION FUNDING
I remain on the front lines fighting for equity in education funding. Schools in our community such as STMA remain near the bottom of per pupil state funding. Compounding the problem is the minimal commercial/industrial property and associated tax capacity which assists relieving the tax burden that consequently otherwise falls on residential homeowners.
The House Democrat K-12 supplemental funding bill released last week once again ignores fixing the broken state funding formula. I’m working to prepare an amendment I intent to offer when the K-12 bill reaches the full House Floor. It’s truly unfortunate funding equity is not a priority for the DFL majority because schools due to the fact their Democrat dominated metro areas are the beneficiaries of the lopsided funding status quo. As such, I fully expect the House Democrat majority to oppose my amendment as Democrats did last year and prior years, but I will never give up trying!
Friday last week was the 52-year of annual “Earth Day” since 1970. As a lifelong conservationist enjoying the outdoors and natural resources, I’m a strong advocate and steward of responsibility toward the environment. Unfortunately, our good-faith efforts to protect clean air and clean water have been hijacked by radical extremists who’ve been peddling fear for decades.
In recent years, constructive dialog to explore and scrutinize policy ideas while at the same time being able to safely harness natural resources for the betterment of all humanity has been forcefully shutdown by the ‘Government-Corporate Media-Academia Complex’ and replaced with a very narrow groupthink of uniformity and conformity. Those in the Government-Corporate Media-Academia Complex are manufacturing fear, promoting false ideas of human-caused climate change, and echoing disastrous energy policies with a single objective in mind: Grow government and impose more crushing taxes and regulation. In other words, the climate fear peddlers manufacture a crisis and then work hard to harness the resulting fear under the auspices of their grow government philosophy: Never let a good crisis go to waste, despite the fact the crisis is pseudo to begin with.
Twitter recently announced advertisements opposed to “scientific consensus” regarding climate change will be prohibited from the social media platform. Twitter went on to say “climate denialism” should not be monetized and advertisements should not detract from important conversation about the climate crisis.
The cancel culture limiting dialog on any topic is the antithesis of critical thinking and I’ve included below several thoughts I had upon learning of Twitter’s admission:
The objective of such radical extremists in the Government-Corporate Media-Academia Complex who peddle chronic fear of false, human-caused climate disaster do so as a strategy to harness people’s fear to grow government regulations, taxes, and usurp freedom, all in the in the name of saving the planet. One climate alarmist recently publicly stated ‘ending Capitalism’ and ‘stopping economic growth’ is the only way to save the planet.
Capitalism and economic growth are the time-tested avenues which lift people out of poverty. All of us who stand for truth must push back against the manufactured crisis if we are to save our great Republic for future generations!
STAYING IN TOUCH
Each and every day I’m continuously humbled at the opportunity to represent and fight for the values and priorities of our great community!
Please contact me to share any issues, concerns, or feedback you have to assist me best represent you. The best way to reach me is by email at Rep.Eric.Lucero@House.MN or by phone at 651-296-1534.
State Representative District 30B Albertville, Hanover, Otsego, Saint Michael, and the Wright County portion of Dayton