It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Heather Martens. She got swept away from the spotlight by the wave of Michael Bloomberg money that came into the state this past legislative session, enriched a bunch of lobbyists…
…accomlished bupkes, and swept on, leaving Heather. Until the next session starts.
I digress. She was out of the spotlight most of this past session, but during the off-season, she’s still keeping busy.
She sent out this email blast earlier in the week, to try to gin up attendance at a rally yesterday morning:
It’s been a difficult few weeks, watching the events in Ferguson, Missouri. The killing of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was remembered Monday at a funeral service, and the protests that followed, have rightly raised many questions for all of us.
The reality is that the tensions in Ferguson are the same ones that people of color experience daily here in Minnesota. These tensions are symptoms of deep, unresolved issues around race in America. The gun industry and its lobbyists have long exploited America’s issues around race to divide us and block meaningful gun violence prevention.
Wait a moment.
Did you catch that?
Chew on that ’til we get to the bottom of the post.
But we can be part of changing that.
Tomorrow (Thursday), a large rally is being planned in Minneapolis,
(A “large rally” may have been “planned”, but it certainly never took place. The local media used to dutifully troop to Heather Martens rallies with a half a dozen attendees; a search today doesn’t show any coverage of a gun-grabber rally yesterday. I digress)
…as over a thousand Minnesotans are expected to speak out for Michael Brown and other victims of police violence. Whether you want to rally, register voters, or invite your friends into the gun violence prevention movement, there is something you can do tomorrow to help Minnesota face these serious issues and redouble our efforts to stop gun violence:
1) You can go to the rally Thursday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. Sixth Street, Minneapolis. [But you probably didn’t – Ed.]
2) You can encourage voting bla bla bla.
3) You can invite your friends to be part of a broad-based, inclusive bla bla bla.
Do what makes sense for you – and know that you can be a bla bla bla.
Thank you for all you do,
Protect Minnesota: Working to End Gun Violence
So let’s go over this one more time:
Gun controllers believe only the cops should have guns.
A cop shoots Michael Ferguson.
Heather Martens lumps this, and other police shootings, in with “gun violence?”
If she isn’t lumping in ISIS and HAMAS casualties by the time the session starts, I’ll be amazed.