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AGENCY

As hopeless as the current situation seems, we must remember how we got here in the first place: elections and legislation. These are the tools that will allow us to reassert our vision for the communities we want to have. Here are a few ways you can make your voice heard—follow the link at the end of the article for a full digital collection of resources about the issues discussed in this zine, and the ideas discussed below. If you have questions that are unanswered here, email City.Counselor@gmail.com. Vote. In November, Minnesotans will vote for the 10 federal officials who represent us in Congress. Both US Senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, are on the ballot. Smith is running for the remaining two years of Al Franken’s former seat, while Klobuchar is running for a full six-year term. All eight US Representatives are on the ballot. Minnesotans will be electing four state offices—Governor, Attorney General (the state’s top lawyer), Secretary of State (who administers elections and keeps records), and State Auditor (who keeps the government’s operations in line). All 134 state representatives are on the ballot, as well. Currently, all statewide offices are held by Democrats, while the state Legislature is controlled by Republicans.

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

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