Alliance for a Better Minnesota demands apology from Republican Party of Minnesota
Over 2,500 signatures will be delivered to Rep. Franson tomorrow
Today, Carrie Lucking, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Better Minnesota, released the following statement in response to the Republican Party of Minnesota’s defense of State Representative Mary Franson.
“We denounce any threatening statements to public officials, which is why the Alliance for a Better Minnesota (ABM) did not give out Rep. Franson’s contact information and instead asked Minnesotans to sign a petition. We will deliver the over 2,500 signatures that ABM has collected to Rep. Franson’s office tomorrow at 11:00AM.
“However, I also take strong issue with the Republican Party of Minnesota’s idea of what is ‘irresponsible.’ Irresponsible is pre-taping a video in which you compare people experiencing poverty to wild animals – especially when 21% of the children you were elected to represent are poor. It is equally irresponsible for anyone – Republican or Democrat – to advocate turning our backs on those who are going through a rough time. Additionally, the height of irresponsibility is denouncing those who responded instead of the Representative who spoke so bitterly.
“We ask that the Republican Party of Minnesota also denounce Rep. Franson’s words, which were just as unacceptable as some of the misguided responses she received.”