Why You Don’t Want To Be Poor In The Third Congressional District

We’re pretty lucky here in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. The median household income here is over $81,000 per year, while the average annual household income is $111,845. But the Third District isn’t free of poverty and hardship. Many households in the district fell below or barely above the poverty threshold of $24,257 per year for a … Continue reading Why You Don’t Want To Be Poor In The Third Congressional District

Just To Clarify, Erik Paulsen Was Not At The Islamic Center Solidarity Rally

After the Dar Al Farooq Youth and Family Center was bombed last weekend, community members quickly organized a rally to show their support. Over 1,000 people attended the Tuesday rally. Community leaders and local politicians, including former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) turned out to show their support. Rep. Erik Paulsen, … Continue reading Just To Clarify, Erik Paulsen Was Not At The Islamic Center Solidarity Rally

The Racial Politics Of Erik Paulsen

An analysis of Erik Paulsen’s voting record reveals that he’s only voted in favor of legislation that promotes racial equality less than 12 percent of the time. That’s according to Politics That Work, a political data site. In 2013, for instance, Paulsen voted in favor of an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act that stripped … Continue reading The Racial Politics Of Erik Paulsen

Erik Paulsen Usually Votes Against Funding Education

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has voted in favor of funding education less than 25 percent of the time he had the opportunity to do so. That’s according to an analysis by Politics That Work, a political data site. In 2016, for instance, Paulsen voted in favor of the SOAR Reauthorization Act. The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results … Continue reading Erik Paulsen Usually Votes Against Funding Education

This Conservative Super PAC Is Already Fighting To Get Erik Paulsen Re-elected

Last month, the Congressional Leadership Fund opened an office in Bloomington, Minnesota. While next year’s midterm election is 15 months away, the conservative super PAC has already begun enlisting volunteers to work unofficially on his behalf. From now until election day, CLF volunteers will to make calls and go door-to-door. While the group hasn’t yet … Continue reading This Conservative Super PAC Is Already Fighting To Get Erik Paulsen Re-elected

Erik Paulsen Is Making Our Nation Less Safe

We live in a dangerous country. Six of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in American history have happened in the past decade. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that mass shootings are becoming more frequent. And nobody is safe from gun violence -- it was just last month that Rep. Steve … Continue reading Erik Paulsen Is Making Our Nation Less Safe

Erik Paulsen Just Supported Income-Share Agreements. Here’s What That Means.

  This week, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) threw his weight behind income-share agreements, or ISAs. An ISA is an agreement between a student and a private investor. The investor -- a private individual or an institution, usually -- agrees to pay off the student’s loan in exchange for a percentage of the student’s future earnings … Continue reading Erik Paulsen Just Supported Income-Share Agreements. Here’s What That Means.