REP. PHYLLIS KAHN WROTE: The difference is that Keith has been incredibly effective both in the community and in the Legislature. He almost singlehandedly started EJAM (Environmental Justice Association of MN),bringing together the most incredible collection of diverse activists. He has worked on (and passed through committee) the important issue of getting the right to vote back for felons as soon as they are out of jail and has been a consistently good vote on just about every liberal issue before the House. He is highly respected by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
MICHELLE HILL RESPONDS: This I will agree with. I too attended the environmental meetings held at the Urban League. He is quite sincere in his efforts to help us breathe better. So for that I will say thanks. However, there are many other areas that he is silent on that has nothing to environment. Since I am a Democrat and a citizen in North Minneapolis, I can and will express my opinion of a democrat. I can understand why Keith is respected on all sides of the aisle, where his colleagues are concerned, his views more in line with your and that's OK. However, his constituency needs his representation in more areas than environment. As to Randy Staten, people can change. I hope you have Rev. Staten. Michelle Hill Cleveland REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls