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This oldster urges others to stay involved in legislative issues

by // February 10th, 2017

“We are the oldsters,” my friend said the other night. It’s no wonder I don’t always read Access Press the minute it arrives. (Excuse me Tim) Let me explain.

As I start reading the news coming out of the capitol, I’m keenly aware that names are different, but some of the issues may be the same. A bit of nostalgia starts creeping in as I begin remembering my days at the capitol, in the 1970s. Now, as an oldster, I still keep involved via phone calls and emails to public officials. Given the new administrations here in Minnesota and in Washington D.C. we have a rough road ahead of us. Fortunately, there are many advocates in and around the capitol and Access Press to keep us informed.

Every legislator’s name, phone number, and committee assignments are listed on the web site under state of Minnesota. It’s easy to find what, when and where bills are up for committee hearings. This information allows people like myself to call or email any of the legislators on that particular committee.

Hopefully, 2017 will be a successful session.

LeAnne Dahl, The Oldster
Columbia Heights

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