TODAY’S ACTIONS: Say no to arming teachers

Action #1: Please call your reps to let them know you disagree with Trump’s proposal to arm teachers and other school personnel. I agree that improving background checks must be done and this plan takes a small baby step in the right direction. Let your reps know they should also endorse a separate proposal from Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Manchin, D-WV, that would extend background checks to gun purchases made online and at gun shows to close more loopholes.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/11/592777132/trumps-plan-to-secure-schools-calls-for-arming-teachers-improving-background-che

Action #2: ND residents: please call Heidi and John to let them know you disagree with their yes votes on rolling back Frank-Dodd consumer protections and ask them to reconsider their stance as debate continues and the vote happens sometime this week. MN residents: please call Tina and Amy to see how they intend to vote and urge them to vote no.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-finance-202/2018/03/12/the-finance-202-warren-goes-on-attack-over-dodd-frank-rollback/5aa5d8f730fb047655a06bff/?utm_term=.4a35a1cede81

Upcoming Events:

Today! Mom’s Demand Action: FM Area group.  Informational meeting for the upcoming March for our Lives event on March 24.  Monday, March 12 at noon at First Presbyterian Church of Moorhead, MN (2900 S 5th St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560)

https://www.facebook.com/events/176990826417431/

 

Wed March 14.  Find a local school walkout event and go show your support.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1767175080245694/

https://www.actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/enough-national-school-walkout

North Dakota

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Tina Smith
Washington: 202-224-5641

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165