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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Minnesota Matters and Jason Lewis Talking About Municipal Domestic Partners Bill

Scanning radio channels, I heard that someone from Outfront Minnesota was going to be a guest on Minnesota Matters to talk about the municipal domestic partners bill. I assume that means that AAM owner Janet Robert has relaxed her "no guns, gays or abortion" gag rule on her local hosts. Minnesota Matters has podcasts of their show, so folks can go back and listen later.

Jason Lewis was ranting about this bill during his opening monologue, so I called in and corrected him on several of his misstatements on the matter.

Last Saturday I saw Margaret Anderson Kelliher at the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus annual meeting. I asked her about this bill. She said that it would be heard in committee. I asked whether there was a commitment to bring it to the floor. She was not willing to answer that question. I urged her as speaker to allow a floor vote on this bill.

DavidD, another contributor on Lloydletta asked Phyllis Kahn what was going on with this bill. Kahn wrote that the concern was that there were democrats who were afraid to vote on this bill because they thought it would hurt them. I'm wondering if Kahn means Democrats like the Bachmann amendment supporting Bev Scalze, Denise Dittrich, Patti Fritz and Al Juhnke to mention a few.

People should contact speaker Kelliher and other house DFL leadership and ask them to use their authority as speaker to move this bill along so it gets a floor vote.

Speaker of the House Designate
Margaret Anderson Kelliher from district 60A
463
296-0171
rep.margaret.kelliher@house.leg.state.mn.us
Majority Leader
Anthony "Tony" Sertich from district 05B
459
296-0172
rep.tony.sertich@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Majority Leader
Melissa Hortman from district 47B
377
296-4280
rep.melissa.hortman@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Majority Leader
Tina Liebling from district 30A
393
296-0573
rep.tina.liebling@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Majority Leader
Frank Moe from district 04A
369
296-5516
rep.frank.moe@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Majority Leader
Michael V. Nelson from district 46A
569
296-3751
rep.michael.nelson@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Majority Leader
Aaron Peterson from district 20A
451
296-4228
rep.aaron.peterson@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Majority Leader
Steve Simon from district 44A
375
296-9889
rep.steve.simon@house.leg.state.mn.us


Please also call the Republicans in leadership. Neil Peterson - assistant whip, has signed onto the bill. People should write him to thank him.

Minority Leader
Marty Seifert from district 21A
267
296-5374
rep.marty.seifert@house.leg.state.mn.us
Deputy Minority Leader
Tom Emmer from district 19B
261
296-4336
rep.tom.emmer@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Minority Leader
Laura Brod from district 25A
321
296-4229
rep.laura.brod@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Minority Leader
Brad Finstad from district 21B
251
296-9303
rep.brad.finstad@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Minority Leader
Dean Simpson from district 10B
295
296-4293
rep.dean.simpson@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Minority Leader
Kurt Zellers from district 32B
315
296-5502
rep.kurt.zellers@house.leg.state.mn.us
Minority Whip
Denny McNamara from district 57B
271
296-3135
rep.denny.mcnamara@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Minority Whip
Michael Beard from district 35A
207
296-8872
rep.mike.beard@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Minority Whip
Tony Cornish from district 24B
281
296-4240
rep.tony.cornish@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Minority Whip
Matt Dean from district 52B
327
296-3018
rep.matt.dean@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Minority Whip
Joyce Peppin from district 32A
331
296-7806
rep.joyce.peppin@house.leg.state.mn.us
Assistant Minority Whip
Neil W. Peterson from district 41B

2 comments:

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Condolences on your blog being marked as Spam. I am experiencing the same problem & I am very frustrated/upset. :-(

lloydletta said...

Thanks.... I'm frustrated with this because I have not been able to publish for the last day.