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Rep. Wolgamott, Sec. Simon hold Defending Democracy Town Hall in St. Cloud

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

St. Paul, MN - Yesterday, State Representative Dan Wolgamott (DFL - St. Cloud) hosted a Town Hall focused on combating misinformation and seeking solutions for protecting Minnesota’s elections. Rep. Wolgamott was joined by Secretary of State Steve Simon, Minnesota’s chief election officer. 

In response to a growing amount of democracy-obstructing legislation, both in Minnesota and throughout the nation, Rep. Wolgamott organized the event for constituents of all political backgrounds to share their concerns and ideas, while highlighting the efforts of DFL legislators to defend and strengthen Minnesota’s elections. 

“I held this town hall because this is a make or break moment for our democracy, and we needed to come together, debunk conspiracies, and defend our constitutional right to vote,” said Rep. Wolgamott. “I thank Secretary Simon for joining me to listen to my constituents, provide factual, unbiased information, and offer bold solutions to ensure our democracy is fair and responsive to the needs of Minnesotans.”

Since the 2020 election, more than a dozen states have enacted laws to create unnecessary barriers to the right to vote. As of today, over 400 voter suppression bills have been introduced in 49 states, including Minnesota.

Rep. Wolgamott also provided an overview of the Democracy for the People Act, a comprehensive package of legislation proposed by DFL legislators aimed at defending democratic institutions, strengthening the right to vote, increasing transparency, empowering voters, and ensuring our democracy is drawn to represent Minnesota. More information on the act can be found here