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Legislative Update - August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Dear neighbors,

It’s been another busy week at the Capitol and in our community!

Water Gremlin Update

On Tuesday, I joined dozens of community members at a public meeting hosted by the MPCA. Staff from the MPCA provided information about ongoing issues with Water Gremlin and answered questions from the audience. You can view the informational slides here. A full video of the meeting is available here.

Water Gremlin’s many problems have been stressful and frustrating for everyone in our community. I want you to know that I share your concerns, and I won’t stop fighting for you. I’m currently working on next steps with other elected officials. Please stay tuned for details.

Women’s Equality Day

I had a great time celebrating Women’s Equality Day on Monday! Women’s Equality Day is held every year on August 26, the day that the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified back in 1920. It’s an opportunity to celebrate this hard-won achievement and honor those who fought to extend the right to vote to women. However, Women’s Equality Day also reminds us that the fight for gender equality is far from over. While the Nineteenth Amendment was an important step forward, it was limited to the right to vote and only guaranteed that right for white women. The Equal Rights Amendment, which would enshrine gender equality in our constitution, still hasn’t been ratified.

In Minnesota, we’re fortunate to have many women serving in public office at the local, state, and federal levels. I’m honored to be one of them and remain committed to ensuring that all Minnesotans have full and equal rights under the law.

Minnesota State Fair

If you’re at the State Fair this weekend, please stop by the House of Representatives booth in the Education Building! I’ll be there talking with folks on Saturday, August 31 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Two of my House DFL colleagues recorded a summer bonus episode of the Minnesota Values Podcast at the fairgrounds this week. They asked Minnesotans about what matters to them and had some great conversations with people from all over the state. You can listen to the bonus episode and subscribe here or wherever you get your podcasts.

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!

Sincerely,

Ami Wazlawik
State Representative

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