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Minnesota State House District 67A

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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    Scott Hesselgrave

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    Liz Lee

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://lizlee.org/
Campaign Twitter Handle @twitter.com/lizleemn
Campaign Email campaign@lizlee.org
Campaign Mailing Address PO BOX 600703
ST. PAUL, MN 55106
As a part of my goal to support working families on the Eastside, my top 3 priorities include: addressing education equity; supporting affordable housing; and ensuring equitable economic development.

We have chronically underfunded our public education system for years. But now, as we move towards the end of the pandemic, we must ensure that all our students have the resources they need to be successful.

While Minnesota recently recorded its lowest level of unemployment ever, this recovery hasn’t been felt equally - we see this when you drive by the empty storefronts on Arcade and White Bear Ave. I want to make sure families everywhere have access to safe and affordable housing, while also being able to thrive socially and economically.
Our elections are safe. Mail-in ballots are safe. We need to protect our poll workers, and election officials whose jobs have increasingly become more dangerous due to the rhetoric of Conservatives who would rather destroy our democracy for political gain.

We also need to support county election offices by providing funds to: upgrade voting infrastructure; expand voter assistance services like in-language resources and multilingual election judges; and expand outreach to youth.
The pandemic only exacerbated Minnesota’s health and education equity problems. So statewide recovery efforts must include funding public schools to cut down the teacher/student ratio, and providing extra support to the students who need it most - many of whom are low-income, immigrant, and/or students of color.

We have also have to actively tackle the health disparities that made it more likely for Minnesotans of color to be hospitalized and die from COVID, than their counterparts.
In Minnesota, we won’t see rates go up as high 80% like other countries around the world because of the leadership of our governor and the President. But there are key actions we can take at the state level to get a hold on inflation: Promote and support more production of goods in Minnesota, and source domestically in the U.S.; invest in our child care infrastructure to create new jobs, and allow the women who left the workforce during the pandemic to return; and contain the COVID pandemic.
I support universal background checks, like a majority of Americans do. I’d also like to point out that a lot of the guns that have been used in incidents on the Eastside have been lost or stolen. So I would support legislation to require gun owners to report when their firearms have been lost or stolen. Of course, we need action at the federal level, because guns get trafficked over state lines. This is why a state like Illinois with good laws on the books still sees gun violence.