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Guns in MN

I believe anyone who wants to own a gun ought to be licensed. I believe background checks should be required for every license and every gun sale. I believe that gun safety classes and logged time at a shooting range should be required before obtaining ...

No responsible gun owners

Many years ago in CA, I had a brother-in-law who loved guns. He brandished a six-gun type revolver and told me to hold it. I was 5-10 ft away and said No. He said not to worry there were no bullets in the gun. I continued to say no, I was not interested. ...

Teaching Parentsand Families at Risk

I am worried about safety of the families I teach in a Family Literacy program. I am worried about the young children finding a gun accidentally shooting someone. I am worried about the families who experience domestic violence, if a gun may be just to ...

Spousal Abuse

Had a husband who legally owned guns supposedly to protect from an intruder but he threatened to kill me if I divorced him. I got away safely but too many women don't, like 6 or 7 just last year in the Twin Cities. Too many guns are at the hands of people ...

witness to violence

It was early evening, I was riding my bike to the grocery store, I saw a group of kids standing outside - all of a sudden two cars screeching to a stop, someone jumped out of the car, and shot one of the boys in his head- point blank! And sped away-- ...

Stronger Gun Laws

Mom and Dad were both hunters. Guns were part of our family life. We all had lessons on how to use them. We never shot at anything that was not for a purpose, like meat for supper.

Mom and I were both rifle team women in college.

I believe that anyone ...


Lawmakers Stand Up to Lobbyists for Our Children!

Every time I hear about gun violence I am sickened. Every time I hear about a senseless death of a child I am sickened. Every time I hear about groups like the NRA buying off politicians I am sickened.. When my first child started kindergarten last year ...

My First Job

When I was 16, I was a cashier at a discount store. My minimum wage was $1.25 an hour and time and a half on Sunday.

Today, that would equal $10.00 an hour. It is disgusting that we have to beg our legislators to even take a vote on raising the minimum ...


What to do...??

I am a 57 year old white female with a bachelor's degree, yet the only work I can get hired for is part-time jobs at minimum wage. Even with three part-time jobs, I still don't get full time hours, and I still qualify for food stamp assistance, which ...

work with low income women

I work with women who only earn minimum wage and they are the hardest working people who are raising beautiful well loved well behaved children but need the support of foodshelves and services to just survive. They deserve to earn a living wage and want ...







#ASsalamALAIKUM !!!!!! ...


A Hot time in Minneapolis

In summer, 1962 I worked for the minimum wage of 1.30/hr. I was given a raise to 1.325 after about a month. I worked standing in 110 degree heat folding sheets coming off a large commercial mangle. I worked from 7-3:30 every day. If I was 4 minutes ...


im a single mom who works full time and daycare cost what I make each week after taxes so I have family watch mysom so I can work. I get assistance because I have no other choice I work to pay rent and utilities and that takes what I have to providethe ...

my youth and working for minimum wage

i am 63 now and have been on social security disability since 1990 and unable to work. before then there are many many many minimum wage jobs i held. i had 2 or 3 good jobs with benefits before attending graduate school and obtaining my MFA Design/Art, ...


I have a high-functioning , special needs daughter, who is 22 years old and despite the fact that she has worked & kept 2 jobs for over 2 1/2 years (one in a retail store & one at a grocery store) she does not make enough money to support herself. Her ...


there is no such thing as retirement ..... one works in one occupation or another to make ends meet
—Diana E. Peláez RiveraWI


I'm a concerned mother of two in a family that relies on hunting for meat. I am not opposed to guns. But let's have some common sense!

I hate retail!

I am 59 y.o. and have worked in retail for the last 12 years. Ten years previously I was a full-time stay-at-home mom. I received my bachelor's in business management in May 2011. I have been looking for a full-time office job since 2002. I thought once ...

stay at home mom, so husband works two jobs

With my little one being so young and day care is so expensive. I have to be a stay at home mom and since my family relied on my wages, my husband who barely makes over minimum wage at his first job, now has to work two jobs for us to survive. If my husbands ...

Making a living on

When you are hired in a job where you potentially get tips, an employer isn't required to pay minimum wage due to tips. I worked as a waitress and my hourly wage was $4.25 an hour. This was back in the 90's and it's still the same. A full time job ...
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