Pushing back on Biden and Walz's vaccine mandates

Both the Federal Government and the State have been doing everything they can to coerce people who do not want to get the COVID 19 Vaccine, for whatever reason, to get it.  Minnesota Law forbids forced vaccination or medical treatment by the government, but the same statute shows that they can still make you pay the consequences of not being vaccinated by being forced to quarantine.  And so, for this pandemic, they have invented different ways to make people pay.

Read more
Share

Enter the Feds

On September 9, President Biden announced the implementation of a federal vaccine mandate. This mandate will require any businesses with more than 100 employees to force their employees to get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.
As a result, roughly 100 million Americans will be required to get vaccinated or lose their job. Roughly 17 million workers in healthcare facilities that receive Medicaid or Medicare funding will be forced to get the vaccine or face weekly testing. There will also be a requirement for Executive branch employees, and all federal contractors with NO option to test out. If you refuse? A $14,000 fine per violation. This action is just another example of the draconian federal overreach we have seen from the Biden administration.
Read more
Share

Never Again

In times of war, disease, or other extraordinary conditions, every state authorizes its Governor to declare a state of emergency. Once an emergency has been declared, special executive powers are granted to the Governor until the emergency ends.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the chapter of Minnesota law that governs these emergency powers – Chapter 12 – was put to the test. We have experienced over a year of unchecked, absolute power by our Governor. The power granted to the Governor through Chapter 12 completely usurps the power of the legislature, resulting in one-man rule.

https://youtu.be/XhiovAy0LTE

Read more
Share

Letter to Commissioner Grove

Last week, members of the New House Republican Caucus sent a letter to Governor Walz asking that he reinstate the requirement that individuals must be actively looking for work if they are receiving unemployment insurance. This is a long-established rule that helps to ensure people do not take advantage of the system.

Yesterday, Dept. of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Grove responded to the letter, claiming that these requirements are still in place.

The requirements may still be listed on the website and on applications for unemployment insurance BUT Executive Order 20-05 suspends strict enforcement of the statute that requires people to be actively looking for work. This was done in order to make it easier for people to receive UI. Governor Walz’s executive orders have created an environment where businesses are unable to hire enough workers. Now that the emergency is over, we need to reverse course and encourage people to get back to work.

Read our response to Commissioner Grove here:

Share

Letter to Governor Walz

This week, members of the New House Republican Caucus sent a letter to Governor Walz asking that he reinstate the long-established rule that people on unemployment need to be looking for work, and must accept offers of work, or they will lose their unemployment.

Governor Walz’s executive order have created an environment where business are unable to hire necessary workers and grow our economy. If this is not changed, Minnesota will continue to experience a stunted economic recovery.

Share

Amendment Prohibiting Youth Sports Mask Mandate

Today Representative Drazkowski introduced an amendment that would prohibit requiring masks for youth sports. The CDC states, “People who are engaged in high-intensity activities, like running, may not be able to wear a mask if it causes difficulty breathing”.

Read more
Share

One Year of One-Man Rule

Saturday marks the one year mark since Governor Walz first declared his peacetime emergency. Over this year, Minnesotans have banded together in attempts to end Walz's emergency powers through votes in the legislature, lawsuits, recall petitions, and even articles of impeachment. This timeline tells the story of all of these different movements.

 

Read more
Share

Minnesota Small Business Owners Share Their Stories

Minnesota families are set to lose everything if they cannot reopen their businesses. They have suffered through months of shutdowns and restrictions, and are currently hanging by a thread.

https://youtu.be/rg8JZAp7hkw

Read more
Share

Many Minnesota Restaurants Face Potential Closure

Over 50 restaurants in Minnesota have closed this year, with countless others hanging by a thread due to a myriad of unforeseeable hurdles, such as forced COVID-19 shutdowns and rioting in the Twin Cities. For restaurant owners Grant and Diane, this year has been incredibly difficult.

https://youtu.be/iWu0k6sqqs0

Read more
Share

MSHSL Reversal

THANK YOU for signing the petition to let families watch their kids play sports. The petition received over 1,300 signatures in 48 hours. The Minnesota State High School League has reversed their decision on not allowing spectators at indoor events. The allowance is now two spectators per each participant, meaning family members or friends are now able to watch their kids play.

Share