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Minnesota State House District 49A

State Representatives serve in the Minnesota House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the state legislature. They write and vote on legislation to create, repeal, or change state laws affecting many issues, like health care, the environment, and the economy. They also vote on state taxes and the state spending.

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    Laurie Pryor

Información Biográfica

If elected, what will your top three priorities be and why? (750 characters)

How would you ensure election laws do not create barriers to Minnesotans’ freedom to vote while also ensuring safe and secure elections? (500 characters)

What legislation, if any, would you support to address racial or ethnic disparities in Minnesota? (500 characters)

What will you do to support a vibrant economy across Minnesota, and to address rising inflation? (500 characters)

What legislation, if any, would you support to reduce gun violence in Minnesota? (500 characters)

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Campaign Website http://www.lauriepryor.org
Campaign Twitter Handle @#LauriePryor
Campaign Email laurie@lauriepryor.org
Campaign Mailing Address 14180 STONEGATE LANE
My top three priorities would be passing legislation that promotes safe communities, healthy communities, and educational excellence for all learners. We can promote safe communities by funding targeted grants for recruiting new officers and by passing common sense gun violence prevention measures. We can promote healthy communities by ensuring that healthcare is affordable, reproductive rights are respected, and clean air and water is protected throughout our state. We can promote educational excellence by fully funding public education and supporting early childhood learning.
Minnesota led the nation for voter turnout in 2020, which says much about how important voting is to this state and the level of trust voters have in our system. To further promote fair and free elections, I support measures that would further protect our election workers, update campaign finance disclosures for independent expenditures, and extend the time to open and count absentee ballots.
To address health disparities, we must address the social determinants of health. We need to improve access to healthcare, but we also need strong communities that have access to healthy food, safe housing, and clean environments. To address education disparities, we must provide access to high quality, affordable, and reliable childcare and early education. We also need to recruit and retain more teachers of color and promote innovations such as full-service community schools.
Minnesota’s economy depends on the success of our workers and our businesses. To keep our economy strong, I support incentives for innovation and the green economy, improving the residency of our supply chains, and fighting corporate price gouging.
I support common-sense reforms that will save lives, including closing the private-gun-sale loophole and requiring universal background checks for the sale of all handguns and semiautomatic military-style assault weapons. I also support red-flag laws that would permit family members or law-enforcement officers to petition a court to remove firearms from someone who is a significant and imminent danger to themselves or others.