Background Checks and Red Flag Laws
The Star Tribune just conducted a poll that found broad consensus on how Minnesotans feel about background checks and red flag laws. It's not easy to find something 84% of Minnesotans agree on. When it comes to saving lives, there's no excuse for ignoring that consensus. Minnesotans want common sense measures like background checks and red flag laws so they can feel safe in public and at home
Open Enrollment - Mark your Calendar!
Open enrollment (starting Nov. 1) is your chance to change health care plans or enroll in a new plan through the MNsure marketplace—the only place where you can qualify for financial help in the form of monthly tax credits. Go to MNsure.org to compare plans and get ready for open enrollment!
I had a chance recently to meet with community members about the persistent disparities in school discipline in Minnesota. We need community based responses to address the disparities impacting Black, Indigenous, and disabled students.
I also got to speak with women in our community about the critical role doulas and community health workers can play in addressing disparities in maternal child health.
The League of Women Voters and Do Good Roseville hosted an inspirational panel on women's representation in government. I was honored to join the conversation.
Minnesota Values Project
Finally, I want to let you know about the Minnesota Values Project, which is an ongoing partnership between Minnesotans and the legislature. We want to represent the views of Minnesotans and create a shared vision for the future of our state, and your input is an important part of this process! You can let us know what’s important to you, your community, and Minnesota here.
As always, reach out with questions and comments!
Rep. Ruth Richardson