Today, the Alliance for a Better Minnesota delivered thousands of petitions to Rep. Mary Franson demanding she post a video apologizing for comments she made comparing people on food stamps to feeding wild animals. Her comments were hurtful, wrong-headed and offensive to many Minnesotans. We hope Rep. Franson will take these letters to heart and deliver a sincere apology.
Check out some of the coverage of Rep. Franson’s comments and refusal to apologize below:
Note: A separate organization held protests today at the Capitol and is calling for Rep. Franson’s resignation. The Alliance for a Better Minnesota is not calling for Rep. Franson’s resignation and instead asking that she post a video apologizing for her comments.
South Washington County Bulletin: Protesters want state lawmaker to resign over food stamp comments
Duluth News Tribune: Protesters want Minnesota representative to resign after welfare-feeding-animals comparison (with video)
Bemidji Pioneer: Protesters want Franson to resign
Fargo Forum: Protesters call for Alexandria Rep. Franson to resign after controversial YouTube post
Grand Forks Herald: Protesters seek Minnesota State Rep. Franson’s resignation
Star Tribune: Protesters demand Franson’s resignation
Star Tribune: Slow burn on state Rep. Franson’s food stamp comments