Senator Ann Rest: Legislative Town Hall Meeting

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope), State Representatives Lyndon Carlson Sr. (DFL-Crystal) and Mike Freiberg (DFL-Golden Valley) will host a town hall to discuss the 2018 legislative session. The meeting will give Senate District 45 residents an opportunity to meet with their legislators and discuss legislation and issues that were addressed during this year’s legislative session that wrapped up in late May.

The Town Hall Meeting details are as follows:

Thursday, May 31 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Crystal Community Center

4800 Douglas Drive N., Crystal, MN

For those who are unable to attend, but interested in contacting their legislators, Senator Rest can be contacted via email at:, by calling her office at (651) 296-2889 or by her cell at (612) 750-5425. State Representative Carlson can be contacted at, or by calling his office at (651) 296-4255 and State Representative Freiberg can be contacted by or by calling his office at (651) 296-4176.


Minnesota Secure Choice Retirement Act

ST. PAUL, MN – Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul), Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL-Roseville), businesses owners, representatives from AARP and SEIU, along with numerous stakeholders are participating in a press conference on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to highlight important legislation to address Minnesota’s retirement savings crisis.


What:  Press conference on the Minnesota Secure Choice Retirement Act S.F. 2303/H.F. 2570. Senate authors: Pappas, Abeler, Eaton, Rosen. House authors: Becker-Finn, Thissen, Bernardy, Metsa, Freiberg, Maye Quade, Lien.

Why:  Many Minnesotans do not feel financially prepared for retirement. More than one-third of Minnesotans feel they are behind schedule for planning and saving for retirement. Half of respondents feel anxious about having enough money for retirement and 84 percent wish they had more money saved for retirement. Almost 79 percent of those not offered a retirement savings plan at work would take advantage of a way to save for retirement at work if offered.

Who:  Sen. Sandy Pappas, Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn, Andy Papacosta, a representative of Gandhi Mahal restaurant in Minneapolis, Jon Pratt, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Elia Starkweather, a janitor and member of SEIU Local 26, and other community members experiencing retirement insecurity.

When:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:00 am

Where: Minnesota State Capitol Press Room, B971 Capitol