Letter: Don't let big money control MinnesotaMary’s letter from Luverne got it right. I do not remember our state senators and representatives running on a voter ID platform. So, where do they get their ideas?
By: Cathy Buxengard, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
Mary’s letter from Luverne (Feb. 9) got it right. I do not remember our state senators and representatives running on a voter ID platform. So, where do they get their ideas?
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a Koch brothers-funded organization that sets up shop in every state with a Republican-controlled legislature. They write bills for the Republicans to introduce. They were responsible for the fiasco in Wisconsin last year. Their agenda is to disenfranchise voters, eliminate unions and environmental laws, and lower corporate taxes.
Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer is the state chair of ALEC in Minnesota. She is the one who introduced the voter ID bill.
The Koch brothers are at work nationwide, and it is working. Voter ID and Right to Work bills are in many legislatures. The Kochs have elaborate meetings twice a year. Karl Rove is one of the speakers. Even Supreme Court justices have attended.
Do your homework. Get involved. Ask your legislators questions. Who do you want to run our government, the Koch brothers and big money? Don’t let them take over our state.