Stepping Up Vaccinations and Dialing Back Mitigations


On March 9th, Governor Walz announced that vaccine eligibility has been expanded 3 weeks ahead of schedule, due to 70% of seniors 65 years and older receiving the vaccine. This is an incredible accomplishment. You can find out where you fall in the distribution order by clicking HERE.

If you have not already, get registered with Minnesota's Vaccine Connector by clicking HERE, to get notified on when a vaccine will be available for you.


And in additional news, this increase in vaccine deployment is also helping us dial back some COVID-19 mitigation measures. While school districts have already been empowered to return to in-person learning and all businesses are allowed to be open, we are now safely increasing capacity limits. Brighter days are on the horizon, and hopefully we can all see each other in the summer for an in-person town hall meeting. You can view the full details by clicking HERE.

Recovery Day and Constituent Advocacy


Tuesday was Minnesota Recovery Connection's day on the hill, and I was invited to speak about the importance of our state's recovery schools. PEASE Academy, right here in our state, was the first school in the country to be dedicated specifically to young people struggling with addiction. Since 1989, they have helped countless youth stay in school and live healthy, productive lives. You can view my speech during the virtual rally by clicking HERE.

I also spoke to lots of constituent groups this week. Some of them were:

  • AFSCME public employees
  • Disability services advocates
  • Clean energy business owners
  • Mental health services advocates
  • Reproductive rights advocates

I also had a lot of constituent correspondence via email this week. Some of the big subjects were:

  • COVID-19 mitigation measures
  • Taxability of PPP loans
  • Energy and environmental issues
  • Affordable housing

Thank you to everyone who made your voice heard this week. I'm looking forward to another strong week of constituent advocacy, especially with next Tuesday's town hall.