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Thousands of petitions demanding apology delivered to Rep. Franson.

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.

The Alliance for a Better Minnesota delivers thousands of petitions to Rep. Franson demanding an apology.    The Alliance for a Better Minnesota delivers thousands of petitions to Rep. Franson demanding an 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

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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

KSTP: Controversy Over Legislator’s Remarks About Food Stamp Recipients Heats Up

MPR: Legislator under fire for food stamp comments

Star Tribune: Slow burn on state Rep. Franson’s food stamp comments

Echo Press: Alliance for a Better Minnesota demands apology from Republican Party over Franson video

Star Tribune: State Rep. Mary Franson apologizes for comparing food stamps to feeding the animals

Huffington Post: Mary Franson, Minnesota State Representative, Compares Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

City Pages: Mary Franson, MNGOP Rep., compares food stamp recipients to wild animals [VIDEO]

Think Progress: Minnesota State GOP Rep. Compares Food Stamp Program To Feeding ‘The Animals’

Mediaite: GOP State Rep. Faces Backlash After Drawing Parallel Between Food Stamps And Feeding Animals

Echo Press: Franson’s comments about food stamps stir controversy

Care2: Minnesota Legislator Discusses Food Stamps: Please Don’t Feed The Animals

Blue Stem Prairie: Heartless in the heartland: Representative Mary Franson compares feeding food stamp recipients to feeding wild animals


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