Senator John Marty

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John Marty represents District 66 which comprises Roseville, Lauderdale, Falcon Heights and parts of St. Paul. Marty is one of the longest-serving senators having first been elected in 1986. He is currently serving his ninth term. Marty most recently celebrated his 36th wedding anniversary to wife Connie; they have two grown children whom they raised in Roseville.

Marty is known as a vocal advocate for social progressive issues and has worked tirelessly on numerous issues; most recently his accomplishments include work on shutting down puppy mills and banning triclosan from personal care products.

Sen. Marty has been the champion for Minnesota Health Plan which is a single, statewide plan that would cover all Minnesotans for all of their medical needs. His work on ending poverty by 2020 likewise remains an important long-term goal of Marty’s. The $100 million investment into low-income housing and homeless programs in the 2014 Bonding Bill as well as increasing minimum wage to $9.50 per hour were big wins in the fight against poverty. Sen. Marty, however, would like to see a minimum wage of at least $15 per hour, as he called for in his Worker Dignity bill SF 3612, introduced in 2016.

Marty is a writer in addition to serving the people of District 66. For many years he has authored columns and published them on his Apple Pie Alliance website – a site that was a blog long before blogging became mainstream. Marty describes his site as a place to increase thoughtful discussion and to promote policies that will build a better society and healthy communities for the 21st century.

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    Are you looking for ways to show up and get involved in making change in Minnesota? The 2018 Advocacy Fair is this weekend on the one-year anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March. More than 25 progressive organizations will be at the fair, ready to connect Minnesotans with ways to advocate on issues they care about!

    2018 Advocacy Fair
    Sunday, January 21 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
    Gloria Dei Church (700 Snelling Ave. S.) in St. Paul

    2018 Advocacy Fair

    January 21, 2018, 2:00pm - January 21, 2018, 5:00pm

    On the anniversary of the 2017 Women's March... Let your voice be heard! Connect with organizations advocating for change in our community and state. Learn how you can be part of their work. COME TO THE ADVOCACY FAIR! Hosted by Representative Dave Pinto, Representative Rena Moran, & Senator Foung Hawj Featuring: The Advocates for Human Rights * Common Cause Minnesota * ERAMN * FairVote Minnesota * Health Care for All Minnesota * Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul * ISAIAH * Minnesota Division - Izaak Walton League * Jewish Community Action * Land Stewardship Project * MN350: Building a Climate Movement in Minnesota * Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless * NAMI Minnesota * NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota * MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) * NAACP-Saint Paul * OutFront Minnesota * Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate * Protect Minnesota * Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota * TakeAction Minnesota * Transit for Livable Communities * Women's March Minnesota and more! Free and all are invited. No RSVP necessary. Nonperishable food items collected for food pantries operated by Neighborhood House.

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    I am introducing legislation to impose a ban on fees for freezing your credit records when the legislature convenes in February.

    The Equifax data breach last summer exposed the Social Security numbers of almost half of all Americans. Equifax and other data reporting companies use your private financial records for their profits, yet they clearly do not do enough to protect your privacy.

    Your financial data belongs to you, not the credit bureaus. You should not be required to pay a fee to protect your financial data from data thieves, especially when those credit reporting agencies can put your financial security at risk.

    These companies collect very personal financial data, but are not looking out for the best interests of the people whose information they control. Minnesotans should not face financial obstacles to protecting their personal credit information.

    Here is a brief Capitol Report interview discussing the need to ban credit freeze fees in Minnesota:

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