Organizers of Indivisible Morris, the local chapter of the national progressive Indivisible movement, were pleased at last night’s turnout for their rally at Stone’s Throw Café to kick off the new Congressional session. Dubbed “Whose House? Our House!”, some 30 people from Stevens, Big Stone and even Lac qui Parle Counties showed up to support reforms in the areas of election finance, election security and the the enforcement of ethics laws for elected officials.
Co-organizer of Indivisible Morris Judy Flicker told the gathering that their resistance to current White House administration policies was based on the values of fairness, tolerance and inclusion.
Attendees signed postcards urging U.S. Representative Collin Peterson to support HR-1, a bill which seeks to protect elections from foreign influence and reduce the role of corporate and special interest money in elections.They also put together a backpack of items for Peterson to remind him of their presence in western Minnesota.
Duane Ninneman, executive director of Montevideo-based CURE, told the group that Peterson might use their ideas in ways they don’t expect.
Another meeting of Indivisible Morris is planned for February.