The Annual LEA Legislative Awards Banquet will be held on Monday, March 3rd, 2014, at the Kelly Inn, St. Paul (161 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul. – near Rice Street next to Sears, free parking on site)
We will be honoring Senators: Bruce Anderson, Dan Hall and Bill Ingebrigtsen and Representatives: Steve Drazkowski, Sondra Erickson, Tara Mack and Linda Runbeck
The banquet social hour and registration will begin at 5:30 P.M., with dinner at 6:30 P.M.
Our Featured Speaker is Katherine Kersten, who will talk to us about “The Agenda of ‘Anti-Bullying’ Councils: Enforcing Cultural Conformity”
If you would like to attend the banquet, please contact us at:
Legislative Evaluation Assembly, P. O. Box 25803, Woodbury, MN 55125, or click here
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At our meeting this evening, Febriary 19th, we reviewed our candidates for the open board positions, and took a decision to extend the deadline for nomination to the board.
Nominations will remain limited to LEA mebers in good standing on Feb 25th, but board membership is open to any current member. Your nominations for board positions are welcome. Please contact me, using the contact info below, or use the contact form or info on the MN LEA web site:
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Thank you for your support.
LEA vice chair
“TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY” IN FULL EFFECT
Contact: John Augustine (651) 398-9316 firstname.lastname@example.org (.pdf press release)
The Legislative Evaluation Assembly congratulates the four members of the Minnesota House of Representatives and three members of the Minnesota Senate that have been honored in the LEA’s 2013 Report on the Minnesota Legislature. Fifteen legislators received an honorable mention.
The use of legal definition has become a common strategy for legislatures to fund special interests that contribute to political parties. Most people became aware that legal redefinition was going on at some level when marriage was redefined from its biological definition of a union of male and female, to a social definition of two individuals committed to a partnership. This legal redefinition of marriage was defended on the basis of equal rights, but it was pushed hard by people who sought government financial redistribution and benefits to the new class of people included in the definition.
Much legislation, like Minnesota’s 2013 aid and tax omnibus bill (HF677), uses new definitions to target funding for special interests that is opposed to equal treatment under the law:
the bill defines a “medical business entity” as a business that “collectively employs more than 30,000 persons in the state.
LEA President John Augustine has published a commentary on moving up primary elections in the St. Paul Pioneer Press: http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_23251645/john-augustine-minnesota-why-i-oppose-an-earlier
(Disclaimer: The article represents the views of the author and not necessarily the views of LEA)