September 11th is a time to remember what happened 19 years ago in New York City, Washington DC, a field in Pennsylvania, and to where ever you were at on 9/11/01 when this country was attacked for being the Beacon of Freedom in the World. We came together to help one another out. We praised the self-less actions of our First Responders, and we Republicans still do. It was a day to remember and also a day for action…
September 11th 2020 is also a day to remember the past, recent times (Late May 2020 to now), and a day of action.
A Day of Action
It’s Campaign Season and many voters have a week before they can start voting by absentee ballot on September 18th to vote in the General Election. So we’re having a Meet & Greet on Sept 11th, at Tin Cup’s from 6-8 pm. Feel free to mask up and stop by. Tin Cup’s has a great all-you-can-eat Fish Fry every Friday, and Gidget Bailey is serving the Deep Fried Tacos from last year’s Trash Wars Fundraisers. So if you can’t make it to the event check out the websites and contact info of our endorsed candidates as well as Tin Cup’s menu below.
By the way, if you are wondering about the 911 of Greg’s website name, it is his birthday. So it’s his birthday on September 11th, wish him a Happy Birthday.
He wanted the Headline for the post to be “John Marty’s 1st Retirement Party,” as John Marty has been in the Minnesota Legislature since January 1987. It’s time to help John Marty Career Politician to find a new career.
We’re having our Meet & Greet at Tin Cup’s at the corner of Rice St & Maryland Ave W in St Paul. Gidget Bailey, the owner, is a leader in the North End Neighborhood. She has held a number of Grassroots Causes, and fundraisers for those less fortunate or those who had an unexpected expense.
She welcomes all who come to her business. She has a great menu, free wi-fi, great drink specials, and a great neighborhood atmosphere.
This year has been tough on neighborhood businesses as the China Virus has hit many businesses small and great with mostly uncertainty and a lack business. Gidget has an online ordering service which you can stop by and pick something up to go.
August 11th is the Minnesota State Primary. Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. If you are in line at 8:00 PM you’ll be able to vote. An Election Judge will come out pick up voting signs and be the last person in line at 8 pm until the line comes into the building, if that is the case, then they will lock the door to entry.
If you enter a polling location without a mask you will not be barred from voting. There will be plenty of hand sanitizer, and masks available if you want one. Voters will be socially distanced so mind the stickers on the floor.
If you are unsure of your polling location use the link below. Plan ahead of time where it is. Your poll location might not be in the same place it was last time so make sure by clicking the link. Also plan for extra time to vote. Employers must allow you to go to vote, just let them know you are leaving.
Sia Lo is the Endorsed Republican Candidate for MN’s Congressional District 4 (CD 4). He does have primary challengers so it is important to make sure he wins. Sia knows what it is to live in a place freedom is not taken for granted. So make sure Sia is your Freedom Fighter on the November 3rd ballot.
Jason Lewis, former Congressman from MN Congressional District 2 is the Endorsed Republican US Senate Candidate. Jason Lewis has primary challengers too so make sure he is your Freedom Fighter on the November 3rd ballot as well.
Vote For Mikki Murray
Mikki Murray is the Endorsed Republican Candidate in MN House District 66B. She does not have a primary challenger, neither does the MN Senate District 66 Endorsed Republican Candidate Greg Copeland, but in the infinite wisdom of Ramsey County Elections Office they list Mikki Murray but not Greg Copeland nor his opponent Senator John Marty.
Wuhan Virus Precautions at the Polling Location
The Wuhan Virus aka Covid 19 has made voting in the Primary a bit different this year. Many people have opted for either voting early or by absentee ballot (Mail in ballots are not absentee ballots, a distinction in a future article).
Here is a video directed to Election Judges from Ramsey County Elections. It shows the precautions they will take and what voters can expect at their polling location.
Once again you can vote if you are maskless, if an election judge or someone else gives you an issue make a note of it. Please keep your voting experience peaceful, do not stoop to the level of an agitator.
Election Judges Needed for General Election!!!
Election judges who are Republicans are still needed for the General Election. Due to the excessive cleaning involved in polling locations more election judges are needed, especially Republicans.
I have to take a pay cut to work the election. Employers and unions will usually give you time off to be an election judge and often will make up the difference in salary of what election judges make in a day. An Election Judge will make $170 in a day.
It is too time consuming. When there are enough election judges sometimes you can do a half day of work as an election judge. Currently there aren’t enough balance of Republicans to Democrats to staff a polling location. So when you sign up you will most likely have to be there from 6 am to 9pm. Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.
You can schedule a time for lunch and dinner, bring snacks, and something to read at your break. No phones nor mobile internet devices are allowed in the polling location, so on your break you can check up on email and such.
The best thing about being an election judge is the fellowship with fellow judges. No political talk is allowed at the polling location. So it is a chance to get to know the people you work with.
The career of John Marty has spanned 33 years since January 1987. The retirement of Senator Cohen of MN Senate District 64, makes Senator Marty the Senior most Senator in the MN Senate.
Senator Marty has run for the Governor’s Office more than once 1994 & 2010 and keeps an open MN Campaign Finance Account open for Governor.
This could be the year to retire Career Politician John Marty.
The difference between Greg Copeland and John Marty is stark. John Marty lives in a relatively crime-free neighborhood in Saint Anthony, while Greg Copeland lives inCrime Statistics Grid 54 of St Paul, which has the most Violent Crime in St Paul. Greg’s neighborhood is diverse but has high poverty, while John Marty’s neighborhood is upper middle class and not as diverse as Mr Copeland’s neighborhood. Greg goes to City Meetings as well as School Board Meetings in St Paul, and John Marty rarely comes to the B side of Senate District 66 except to drive through it on the way to the Senate Legislative Office Building (SLOB).
Saying NO to the St Paul Organized Trash Ordinance
Greg Copeland ran in St Paul’s Ward 6 as the Original Vote No candidate. Other candidates for the open seat vacillated before deciding which way the wind was blowing.
John Marty wrote the language to allow cities to enact Organized Trash Ordinances.
The St Paul Trash Ordinance unfairly hits low income earners, zero-wasters, and those on fixed incomes. Businesses and multiple unit apartment buildings get to opt out of the ordinance. They solved a problem that didn’t exist, now without competition or a choice residents get sloppy service and higher costs for trash hauling.
Runaway Violent Crime
If you live in St Paul you know Crime, especially Violent Crime is a daily occurrence and it doesn’t need an external reason to exist. The George Floyd protests were an excuse for Antifa & other proxy groups to cause mayhem, and destruction of public and private property.
The complete desertion from their duties, the local Police, State Troopers, Mayors of both St Paul & Mpls, and Governor Walz failed Minnesota Citizens in letting criminals burn Mpls and St Paul.
Since 2012 Senator John Marty has turned blind and deaf when it comes to Violent Crime. After Ray Widstrand was beat up and left for dead in August 2013 there was a Crime Meeting to address it. Neither Rep John Lesch nor Senator John Marty was there to face the scorn and disgust of the residents of the Payne Phalen Neighborhood. John Marty failed to help St Paul residents and he continues to do so while collecting a State Salary.