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Sharna’s Door Knocking Blog

 

The Gold Line bus rapid transit project (BRT) is a key issue – I’m against it and our current senator is for it.
I door knocked all day today, and didn’t find anyone in favor of spending $500 million on this dedicated busway...
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Common Sense Matters!
Today, several people told me we just need more common sense...
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Harding To Thee I sing…
Today, while out door knocking, I met five fellow Harding graduates...
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Our neighbors shouldn’t be moving just to escape Minnesota taxes.
Today, I met three families who have decided to move out of Minnesota...
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MNsure premiums are going up 50-67% percent again. Enough!
Door after door today, people shared their concerns about skyrocketing MNsure costs...
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All children deserve access to a great education.
When I ask everyone at the door what matters most to them – a common refrain is education...
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Taxes are too high! Up 20% in just 4 years.
Today, I heard from so many at the door that their biggest concern is our high, and ever-increasing taxes...
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We need more common sense health care.
I spoke with a dad today, who’s been working to help his disabled son get some independence...
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I like buses, just not the Gold Line bus rapid transit BRT.
I met a few people today who were intrigued by the proposed Gold Line BRT, until they learned that it would be slower than the existing express bus service...
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What does anything cost? Health care costs should not be a secret.
I spoke with a woman today, who told me how perplexing it is that patients and doctors can’t easily find out what anything costs...
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Too much partisanship.
I had great conversations today about when partisanship becomes too much...
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We’re actually fining people – penalizing them – just because they can’t afford health insurance. That’s wrong!
I spoke with a mom today, who closed the door so her kids couldn’t hear...
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Federal money for the Gold Line bus rapid transit project (BRT) isn’t “free money.”
Some of the Gold Line BRT funding would come from the federal government, but that is not free money...
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As health care consumers, we should know which facilities and doctors are really good.
I heard from a family today about a really frustrating, disappointing experience they had a care facility...
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Leadership matters. It’s more than just reaching across the aisle and being polite.
I had a wonderful conversation at a door today about leadership...
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Health care premiums are costing our neighbors more than their mortgage!
I’ve spoken with more than one family who told me that their health insurance premiums now cost more… more than their mortgage!
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Minnesota is ranked the 3rd worst state for retirees in terms of taxes. We have to do better!
I regularly meet folks at the door who tell me they will move out of Minnesota as soon as they retire...
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Parents need to stay in control of their children’s health care decisions.
As I spoke with a mom today she started to cry...
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The Gold Line bus rapid transit (BRT) project from St. Paul to Woodbury costs a lot of dollars, but doesn’t make any sense.
I spoke with family after family in Oakdale today whose biggest concern is the proposed BRT...
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Boy Scouts are awesome!
My dad was an Eagle Scout and then troop leader for my brother, who is also an Eagle Scout..
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Happy 65th Birthday!
I met a man who was so excited he could finally afford health care...
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We have funding priorities – education! – that are more pressing than the Gold Line bus rapid transit (BRT).
At door after door today, moms and dads were telling me that education is their biggest priority...
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The Chequamegon.
The Chequamegon is the most fun, 40-mile, off-road event from Hayward to Cable, WI...
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Skyrocketing healthcare costs are not the legacy we want to leave for our kids and grandkids
I spoke with a retired man who was not concerned about his own health care, but...
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Dogs! Oy!
I come across a lot of dogs every day. I think they get more and more excited around me by the end of the day...
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Over-regulation costs us good jobs.
I spent a lot of time talking with a man nearing retirement today...
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Don’t rely on my word, review the great articles written by the Pioneer Press’ Bob Shaw about the Gold Line bus rapid transit BRT.
Some people haven’t followed the Gold Line bus rapid transit BRT development, but it doesn’t take long for them to get up to speed and agree it’s a bad idea...
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Retirees shouldn’t be forced to move just because of increasing taxes.
Today, I spoke with a woman who has lived in her home for more than 50 years...
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Why aren’t hearing aids covered by health insurance?
I hear about this from seniors all the time...
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Taxes are too high. You should be able to keep more of the money you earn.
I met a hardworking, young father today, who drives a bus for a living. He’s frustrated...
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Personal freedom matters.
I had a great conversation today with a fellow downhill skier. We reminisced about growing up skiing at Afton Alps...
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Why in the world are we taxing social security?
I spoke with a retired couple today, who reminded me how cautious they have to be...
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Let’s take care not to treat our police officers as we treated those who served in Vietnam.
I spoke with a neighbor today, who was excited to put up one of my huge signs. He shared with me his concern about our society...
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