Ginny and volunteers from across the district are out door-knocking and connecting with voters. If you’d like to get involved, submit your information via the Volunteer page or send an email directly to Rachel.VoteGinny@gmail.com with questions or to express your interest.
STATEMENT: Supreme Court Ruling Fails to End Gerrymandering
Thursday, June 27, 2019
ST. PAUL— Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in two landmark redistricting cases,Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek. In a 72-page decision written by Justice Roberts, the majority concluded it could not set a constitutional standard against partisan gerrymandering.
Justice Kagan highlighted in her dissent, “The partisan gerrymanders here debased and dishonored our democracy, turning upside-down the core American idea that all governmental power derives from the people.”
Representative Ginny Klevorn (DFL-Plymouth) chief authored legislation during the 2019 session that would establish a nonpartisan Redistricting Advisory Commission comprised of 12 members of the public and five retired judges. Representative Klevorn released the following statement:
“Minnesotans deserve an honest election process, one that allows the people an opportunity to fairly elect their local elected officials. I wholeheartedly agree with Justice Kagan’s dissent. Although the Court came to this decision today, the Minnesota Legislature can set clear standards that put people before partisan or special interests. I’ll continue to work on people-focused and people-driven redistricting reforms putting all Minnesotans ahead of party, incumbency, and special interests.”
Ginny Klevorn Earns Endorsement of President Obama Klevorn Campaign recognized as a critical race by our 44th President
Plymouth, MN, – Today Ginny Klevorn has received the endorsement of former President Barack Obama in her race for Minnesota State House District 44A.
“As a former state legislator himself, President Obama recognizes the importance of electing strong leaders at the state level,” said Klevorn. It is quite an honor to receive the President’s endorsement and know that he believes in our campaign and our fight for affordable health care, fully funded education, and improved roads and bridges. This distinction will only fuel our fire to win and give the people of 44A the representation they deserve.”
“With over 6,000 races on the ballot this year, we are excited to join forces with President Obama to highlight the amazing men and women like Ginny Klevorn running in must-watch races for their state legislatures,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) Executive Director Jessica Post. “We stand united and will do everything we can to elect candidates like Ginny Klevorn who will stand up for democratic values and work to move our nation forward.”
You can check out Ginny Klevorn’s website here to learn more about Ginny, her platform, why the race is critical to strengthening the voice of Plymouth residents in Minnesota, and support Ginny Klevorn’s campaign.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Ginny Klevorn, please email Kim Nelson at VoteGinnyDirector@gmail.com. For more information about the DLCC, or to schedule an interview with DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post, please email Mara Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org.