I attended the Earthfest on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at the Brooklyn Center High School. Will Steger was the keynote speaker at noon. Will was introduced by Keith Ellison, who said this was his first appearance in Brooklyn Center as it had just recently been redistricted out of the 3rd congressional district and into theContinue reading “Earthfest at Brooklyn Center High School – Saturday April 14th, 2012”
I attended the April 17th, 2012 Crystal City Council meeting to address the City Council during the open forum. I prepared in advance to speak about the supreme court ruling in 2010, Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission, the ruling that says corporations are people and money is speech. Movetoamend.org has a lot of goodContinue reading “My address to the Crystal City Council to adopt the MovetoAmend.org sample resolution against corporate personhood.”
Last night I attended an educational presentation on ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) at the Ridgedale Library. The event was sponsored by the Northwest Neighbors for Peace. I had heard of ALEC, but was not very literate on what exactly it was. This presentation was eye-opening, but also way too short at 2 hours. WhatContinue reading “ALEC presentation sponsored by NW Neighbors for Peace”
The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota recently passed a new urban agriculture text amendment. It now allows the people of Minneapolis to grow food for profit within the city of Minneapolis! It also allows them to sell the food directly from their property for 15 days per year. These are such exciting new amendments! I think thatContinue reading “Minneapolis city council passes new urban agriculture text amendments”
Today I went to the Senate District 45 town hall meeting at the Crystal Community Center with State Senator Ann Rest (DFL-45), State Representative Lyndon Carlson (DFL-45B), and State Representative Sandra Peterson (DFL-45A). It was a good meeting to learn about what has been going on at the capitol.