As a newly formed grassroots organization working for real representation in Minnesota’s Third District, we’re grateful for the support we’ve received from people in the district who are fighting for the American dream—for all people.
There is so much at stake. This past year the policies, communication and actions of President Trump have alarmed not just American citizens, but leaders across the world stage. Many believe we are closer to nuclear war than we’ve been for decades. The current GOP, with Trump’s support, has waged an assault on the middle class, working to eliminate health insurance programs for families and children, planning to reduce Medicare and Medicaid, defunding the government by giving tax breaks to the wealthy, yet raising taxes on many in the middle class.
Congressman Erik Paulsen has voted lock-step with his party to advance policies that hurt Minnesotans. His votes demonstrate that he is simply a party puppet who supports policies that enrich the donor class, not the working class or the middle class. What's more, some of his votes hurt Minnesotans specifically as compared to the nation as a whole—and that’s why we’re working to replace him with someone whose values and priorities match those living in the Third District.
We know it won’t be easy because we’re fighting big money. The GOP's Congressional Leadership Fund whose donors include the Koch brother’s American Action Network organization, are staked out in the district. Already door-knocking and fundraising, they're working hard to re-elect Paulsen in 2018.
Just how deep do these pockets go? The Congressional Leadership Fund raised 13 million dollars from January to June, and they’re already spending that money in at-risk districts like ours all over the country. But we’re here to counteract their messages. We’ll be organizing throughout the district to make sure that voters understand how Paulsen’s votes negatively impact Minnesotans, and advance the dangerous Trump agenda. We're focused on our goal—to replace Paulsen in 2018.
Minnesotans deserve real representation. We’ll keep fighting for a better Minnesota, a better America and a better world.
Wishing you a happy new year!
Minnesotans for Real Representation
Minnesotans for Real Representation is a grassroots organization in Minnesota's Third District with the goal of replacing Erik Paulsen in 2018.