Today, Rep Erik Mortensen offered a Stop Vaccine Mandates Amendment on the Frontline Workers Pay bill. This was a promise that was made going back to last August, when the Minnesota Legislature was considering a Special Session to pas the Frontline Workers Pay bill.
Unfortunately, the Political Class on both sides of the aisle helped kill the bill. That means your Republican Legislator would NOT stand for the issue you care about. Worse yet - they likely fed you a bunch of BS and say they support stopping vaccine mandates.
But we're four weeks into 2022 Legislative Session and so far only Rep Erik Mortensen has attempted to force a vote on the bill. All he needed was for 15 other Republicans to join him in raising their hand to provide a recorded roll call vote. Without those hands, voters have no idea how a legislator votes and essentially kills it. This is the tactic that the Political Class uses to kill pro-liberty legislation.
Only Reps Drazkowski, Munson, Bahr, Miller, Lucero and McDonald supported a public roll call vote on the Stop Vaccine Mandates Amendment. All the other Republicans sat by and did nothing. Here's an image of Republicans sitting by and not forcing a vote.
Here's a low resolution video from the Gallery of Rep Mortensen offering his Amendment and the refusal of most Republicans to give him hands...
More importantly, why hasn't the Republican controlled Minnesota Senate voted on Stopping Vaccine Mandates yet? They've met for four weeks now in 2022. You may remember Senators like Jim Abeler, Mark Johnson & Gene Dornink (to name a few) who told you they were against vaccine mandates.
WHERE'S THE VOTE?!?!
Sen Gene Dornink
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By the way, Sen Gene Dornink is carpetbagging to a district he doesn't live in to run against Lisa Hanson.
According to Minnesota Senate rules, any Senator can force a vote on a bill. Why haven't they led? Republicans are in control of that chamber.
All of us who care about health freedom and Stopping Vaccine Mandates, only have six legislators willing to stand up and force a vote on Stopping Vaccine Mandates.
Well, this is why I told you to go to caucus on February 1st and become a delegate. Now it's time to confront your legislator who is seeking your vote for endorsement. Tell your legislator that they have failed you and the people of Minnesota by not forcing a vote on the Stop Vaccine Mandates legislation.
The Morrison County GOP was forced to cancel its convention this Tuesday after widespread corruption was uncovered in the Party's delegate lists. Dozens of delegates were removed from the lists and new names emerged post caucus, which is against Party rules.
Morrison GOP is in Establishment Gubernatorial candidate Paul Gazelka's backyard. In fact, the chairwoman of the Party, Mandy Heffron, is a paid staff according to the Gazelka for Governor campaign finance records:
Based on evidence provided to us from precinct chairs, information contained in written affidavits and pictures of delegates sheets, there’s substantial evidence that either Mandy Heffron or someone at the Morrison County GOP deleted names of duly elected delegates and replaced them with non-caucus attendees and unelected delegates. In one case, an elected delegate was removed and replaced with a legislator’s wife. This is a major violation of Party rules and disenfranchises the voice of people engaging in an open and fair political process.
Action 4 Liberty supporters showed up on caucus night in droves in Morrison County and in good faith signed up to be delegates. We’ve held several popular meetings in the district in the past couple months and saw overwhelming engagement from local patriots.
(Image: A4L Caucus Training, Little Falls in late January)
But Party insiders worked behind closed doors to remove their voice. And it appears to be targeted directly at the newly engaged conservative activists.
Our story begins with a deliberate attempt to remove conservative delegates in order to allow a legislator’s wife to become a delegate. Rep Ron Kresha’s wife showed up on the delegate sheets provided to the MNGOP. According to Little Falls Ward 3 Precinct Chair, Dan Schilling, Mrs. Kresha was not elected as a delegate by the precinct attendees (she was an alternate). Dan Schilling spoke with us and told us that his wife Sara Schilling was removed as a delegate afterwards. As Precinct Chair, Dan requested pictures (via text and email) of the delegate form he handed in that night from Mandy Heffron and has not received a response.
Little Falls Ward 3 Delegate Andy Boone can corroborate this story as he was also in attendance at the caucus. His wife, Brittany Boone was elected that night as a delegate but has since been taken off the delegate list - same list that included Mrs. Kresha.
Another precinct had at least 10 delegates removed and six new ones added. This was discovered by Shah for Governor campaign volunteer, Cassie Fredregill. Cassie reached out to Mandy via email and text 20 minutes after caucuses ended to make sure information was properly recorded. Multiple sources told us that Mandy Heffron was collecting precinct delegate sheets before precinct attendees were finished filling in pertinent information. No response was given until February 10th, 9 days later when the lists had already been sent to the state party. Because of Cassie’s volunteer work with the Shah campaign, she found that 10 of the people who were elected as delegates at her caucus, were not on the list of delegates provided to statewide campaigns.
Delegate removal and replacement was also brought to surface at the Pike Creek Township Precinct Caucus. A man named Josh Schwab was elected a delegate in the precinct because another man named Joseph H decided not to be a delegate - he had been around the Party for awhile and wanted new activists to have the opportunity to serve. However, Joseph H's name appeared on the delegate list and not Josh Schwab when sent to the MNGOP. Tes Schwab, who served as Precinct Chair, provided a signed affidavit that covered this event. Tes additionally said she spoke with Jospeh H after the caucus and confirmed with him that he was not elected that night as a delegate.
Tes Schwabb captured a picture of the delegate sheet before handing it into the Morrison County GOP.
There were similar instances in other precincts that were provided to us as well. The reason we were able to uncover this fraud is because the MNGOP provided the Morrison County delegate lists to statewide candidates and Dr Neil Shah's campaign sent out a press release last week exposing grave issues.
Following the Shah release, Mandy Heffron admitted to the Star Tribune that "five names were added to the delegate lists because those people contacted the chair before the caucus to say that they wanted to be a delegate." Our information suggests it was a lot more than five, but even that number is cause for concern because sometimes legislative endorsements are decided by a couple delegate votes. Five delegates added after the fact, against Party rules, could sway an endorsement.
The matter has been referred to local law enforcement. Precinct caucuses are covered under Chapter 202A of Minnesota State law.
A well organized conservative, outsider candidate named Nathan Wesenberg, running for state senate, had many conservative activists show up on caucus night to support him as delegates. As of the publication of this article, Wesenberg has been unable to get the delegate lists from the Morrison County GOP despite the list already being used by statewide candidates. His campaign cannot call the list of people who he helped turn out to the caucus.
It’s important for candidates to have the lists of delegates who will be choosing who to endorse for legislative offices. We spoke to Wesenberg and he showed us proof that he has called and emailed her repeatedly for the delegate list, only to be ignored. It appears that the list is being withheld because it would be easily proven by him of how the Morrison County GOP is manipulating the caucus results. Even MNGOP Chair David Hann is aware of Wesenberg not receiving the list from Heffron and has failed to act.
Why would Morrison County GOP and Mandy Heffron want to quash the voice of new conservative activists? Turns out, they have been operating as a slush fund for establishment candidates like Sen Paul Gazelka and Rep Ron Kresha for years.
We dug into public records and found that 97% of donations to Morrison County GOP in 2021, came from out-of-district lobbyists and Special Interest Groups.
Morrison County GOP also received a $1,500 donation from Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP, the law firm that was hired by the Democrat Party to file an erroneous campaign finance board complaint against Action 4 Liberty. That complaint was decisively dismissed, but it was a planned attack by the Political Class to hurt our organization.
Morrison County donated $8,000 of their tainted money to Gazelka less than two weeks before he announced his run for Governor, which he subsequently terminated that Senate campaign, and transferred the money to his new gubernatorial campaign. The same campaign that paid Mandy Heffron as a staffer.
More importantly, this money transfer took place in a non-election year, before the Party made endorsements for the upcoming election cycle. So if a candidate wanted to run for office in the district, the incumbent candidate holds an unfair, significant monetary advantage over the challenger.
Kresha also received $2,000 from the Party on the same date, even though an endorsing convention has yet to be held for the 2022 election cycle. The party should NOT give money to candidates before the Endorsing Conventions.
But could Political Party units really attack Action 4 Liberty supporters? Leaked audio to Alpha News back in July of 2021 showed that then, GOP Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan and a State Representative, talked about “purging” Action 4 Liberty people from the Party. They met in a private meeting with local Republican leaders to discuss what to do with the influx of new conservatives holding their elected officials accountable.
We at Action 4 Liberty called tens of thousands of patriots to attend their local caucus. Instead of thanking us, the Morrison County GOP is trying to stab our people in the backs. But it is because you patriots showed up that we can discover and expose the truth. They’re trying to keep you out but it is your involvement that is keeping the fight for freedom alive.
Our mission is to protect liberty for the next generation. In order to do that, we clash heads with the Political Class that seeks to keep the status quo in place. But we never quit the fight because the future of our children is too damn important.
Lisa Hanson is running for the Minnesota Senate. Lisa recently spent a couple months in Freeborn County jail for the grand sin of opening her bistro and serving coffee against Governor Walz' decree! Now she is running for Senate in newly formed Senate District 23. The area covers all of Freeborn County, most of Mower Co and parts of Faribault, Weseca and Steele Counties.
While being held as a political prisoner, she missed the birth of her newest grandchild, her anniversary with Vern and Christmas with her whole family. Walz and Keith Ellison targeted her because she is a patriot who refused to comply with their unconstitutional lockdowns and business closures.
To right this wrong, she is now running for the open Senate seat to restore our Constitutional government in Minnesota and make sure that Unilateral Emergency Powers NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!
"When you see deficiencies or even corruption within government" stated Lisa, "it is our duty to hold government accountable and this requires action from the People. If we want to effectuate change we cannot sit home and complain about it, we have to take action.”
I view Lisa Hanson as a hero who stood up for what was right. Now she wants to make sure future generations don't lose their liberties by a tyrannical governor.
If you want to contact Lisa you can reach her at [email protected]
News broke this week over various claims of intentional and unintentional errors found in the caucus data released by the Republican Party of Minnesota (MNGOP).
The MNGOP released new data on the morning of February 12th to statewide candidates showing 35,196 caucus attendees while the caucus straw poll had 17,801 voters. This is an obvious discrepancy that the MNGOP has excused with a data entry error as new names were added and that it would be corrected.
However, there are multiple claims of false and missing information for who attended the caucus, their addresses, emails, phone numbers, and delegate status. Duly elected delegate names have been removed from lists and non-attendees have been added in their place. Morrison County in particular saw a Paul Gazelka staffer admit to deliberately omitting delegates from the list and adding names of people not in attendance.
Governor candidate Dr. Neil Shah was the first to put out a press release demanding an audit and investigation. This was followed by Secretary of State candidate Kelly Jahner-Byrne and Governor candidates Kendall Qualls and Mayor Mike Murphy. If we proceed with carrying out the BPOU conventions without a full forensic audit, we are guaranteed to not have a fair endorsement process,” Dr. Neil Shah stated.
These allegations threaten the free and fair process of the GOP State Convention nominating process. If candidates can change the people on the caucus list, they can change the vote. Election integrity has been at the forefront of Republican voters’ minds and the MNGOP should set the example.
If you were a delegate at your Caucus, contact your BPOU to confirm that they have the correct information for you. We at A4L called tens of thousands of Minnesotans to provide them with caucus information. Citizen engagement should be rewarded, not deleted! Please reach out to us if you feel the MNGOP has removed your name as a delegate.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who was previously viewed as anti-establishment and independent, has turned his back on freedom and his constituents. Ford announced today that he is declaring a State of Emergency to stop the truckers’ Freedom Convoy blocking the border between Detroit and Ottawa. The demonstration by truckers is a resistance to the vaccine mandates imposed by the Canadian government on truck drivers.
The State of Emergency will remove the truckers’ ability to protest the tyranny they have been forced to live under. Ford goes as far as saying that the police should “do whatever it takes to bring these occupations to an end.” Protesters could face a year in jail and $100,000 fines simply for standing up for their individual liberties. He is seeking to remove the personal and commercial licenses of protesters so they have no right to their profession of choice.
Doug Ford, along with his late brother Rob Ford, became progressive, conservative icons with their brash and blunt style. However, Ford has been anything but consistent, stating he was against vax passports, then later supporting them.
The truckers seem unwilling to back down and are willing to risk it all for their freedom! The State of Emergency will be another hurdle to overcome but we can’t think of a tougher and more capable group to fight this than the truckers. Their protest is NOT illegal because the actions they are protesting ARE illegal. The people are fed up with crony politicians abusing their power. What we see in Canada, we also see in Minnesota.
The impacts of the protests are clear and the truckers should never give up. Doug Ford has shown himself to be a clown who bends to Trudeau’s pressure. Never trust these politicians because they will surely disappoint. Only when we pressure them will we see freedom be restored. Stay vigilant!
Under a month into the failed agenda of Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter, they are both abandoning their vaccine mandates of bars and restaurants. The mandates were the first vaccine passports introduced in the state. The reason for Frey and Carter's policy change was done out of political conveniency and not principle, but a victory is a victory nonetheless!
While it is nice to see these Democrats finally change their tune, we cannot forget the pain they caused to our businesses and communities. Restaurant reservations were down by over 60% in Minneapolis once the passports were implemented, proving that they don’t work and that people do not support discrimination.
Greg Urban, owner of Wild Greg’s Saloon in Minneapolis, was pleased to hear the news. Greg told Action 4 Liberty “The mandates and passports make no sense, Frey wasn’t following the numbers or science and was implementing these policies long before others. He was targeting businesses for political gain, a specific industry, in a specific city.”
We at Action 4 Liberty are happy to hear his enthusiasm and look forward to his business BOOMING once again!
These actions only happen when we apply pressure to politicians and refuse to comply. We know the Democrats are scared by the unpopularity of their programs and we are seeing them reverse course nationwide. This means we need to hold their feet even closer to the fire now because we knew all along that they were wrong and their policies will fail.
Our resistance will cause the changes we need to see. Together we can end the Covid tyranny once and for all!
The “Freedom Convoy” in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa has captured the attention of the world as truckers fight for their liberty and livelihoods. Justin Trudeau came out of hiding yesterday to shame these truckers and continue implementing his tyrannical rules. Trudeau’s lap dog, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, has begun ordering the police forces to arrest those who bring food and fuel to the truckers. The smugness, arrogance, and pretentiousness of these politicians has taken people to their breaking point.
The truckers have seen an outpour of support globally to the tune of 10 million dollars. This was temporarily halted with GoFundMe bending the knee to the authoritarian vaccine mandates by taking down their support page and forcing all donors to request their money back. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida threatened them with investigations of fraud and within hours, GoFundMe reversed their decision and refunded everyone. The truckers are now being funded through GiveSendGo which has raised nearly 8 million dollars to date in one of their many fundraising campaigns.
The convoy has been blocking the busiest border crossing between Detroit and Ontario, preventing 25% of Canada’s imports from coming in. These truckers are essential to Canada’s economy and they know that there will be no country left if this continues. Truckers are the backbone to trade and they are perfectly leveraging their power! Where are the leftists who love working class revolutions?
The Freedom Convoy is proof that confrontational politics and pressure campaigns work! The government will have to back down from their tyrannical orders if they want to have a country left. When ‘We the People’ stand together against big government, we can change the whole game. Their toughness in the short-term will secure freedom in the long-term! Let this be an example for us to keep pressure on the government because if the people rebel, the powerful become powerless.
Don’t want mandates anymore? Stop complying!
Keep up the good fight truckers and don’t give them an inch.
After facing nearly a year of persecution and months of jail time, Interchange Bistro owner Lisa Hanson of Albert Lea has been FREED! Her “crime” was opening up her business and serving coffee to willing customers. Governor Walz and Keith Ellison targeted her because she is a patriot who refused to comply with their unconstitutional lockdowns and business closures.
A recent study by John Hopkins Institute of Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise showed that lockdowns were not effective. The lockdowns only reduced Covid-19 mortality by 0.2% and failed to stop the spread. The devastating effects on mental health by closing schools and businesses by far outweighed the little to no public health benefits. This study compiled 34 studies that indicates that the lockdowns were not a useful tool to combat the China virus. Policy intervention was found to be based on the first case in Wuhan, China and not based on mortality.
Lisa Hanson was unable to spend time with her family during Christmas and to be there for the birth of her beautiful new granddaughter. This is pure evil! The Democrats expected everyone to abide by their tyrannical decrees and allow the destruction of American Freedom. Lisa Hanson stood in the way and wouldn’t allow her life to be dictated by corrupt politicians. Her spirit for liberty lives in all of us!
Lisa was released early Saturday morning and spent a quiet weekend with family and friends. She plans on holding a public event soon to announce the next part of the fight against government tyranny.
Nobody should have to go through what Lisa has yet she remains positive and looking forward to her future in the free, uncaged world. Her story serves as an inspiration to standing on your principles and never giving up. Lisa Hanson is a free woman and it is a beautiful moment to celebrate. More details to come on her next chapter in life and how she will continue this fight.
Everything you need to know about what is wrong at the Capitol can be highlighted by Governor Tim Walz' lemon bar publicity stunt on Monday. In an insincere gesture of "bipartisanship", Walz went to the House and Senate floors at the start of the 2022 Legislative Session to offer lemon bars to legislators. Of course, when acting unilaterally with Emergency Powers for over one year, there was no act of bipartisanship from this Governor.
The swampy, career politicians in both parties were more than happy to share a treat with the tyrant who bypassed the legislature and infringed on the rights of Minnesotans. Paul Gazelka, former Senate Majority Leader and current gubernatorial candidate, was seen enjoying Walz' bars.
(Image courtesy of MPR)
Not buying the insincere gesture was Rep Erik Mortensen, who went to the House floor not wearing a mask in protest of the anti-science rule passed by the Democrat Majority. When Walz approached him offering a lemon bar, Mortensen was surprised to see the Governor since, according to Mort, he was never in his office the "dozen times" he stopped by to meet him. Rep Mortensen is the author of the Articles of Impeachment for Tim Walz and the Never Again bill.
The video released by Rep Mortensen shows a confused Governor who was shocked that a legislator would not want to participate in the insincere publicity stunt with him. As Walz withdraws the offer, Mortensen proceeds to ask Governor Walz why he won't free Lisa Hanson from jail. Lisa was sentenced to 90 days in Freeborn County for refusing to follow Walz' unilateral dictate to shut down bars and restaurants.
Watch the interaction here:
We interviewed Rep Mortensen about the event.
Are we just going to pretend like we're one big, happy family now and ignore what Walz did to Minnesota? Shame on Senator Paul Gazelka and all the other career politicians who participated in this disgusting stunt. Minnesotans are outraged at the Political Class - this just shows their disconnect with the real world. The Swamp is alive and well.
Want further proof this was just a staged, publicity stunt? Infoforum captured the perfect image of the ridiculous gimmick as Walz stops to pose for a photo op.
Democrat Majority Leader, Rep Ryan Winkler, was captured enjoying one of Governor Walz' treats. He's the one who enacted the anti-science mask mandate at the Capitol. Of course, removing the mask to enjoy Walz' goodies doesn't spread COVID because...you know...science or something.
(Photo courtesy of Pioneer Press)
The Never Again Bill has momentum going into the 2022 Legislative Session. A fourth Senator has signed onto the important piece of legislation that repeals the Governor's powers to unilaterally declare an emergency.
Senator Eric Pratt (R-Prior Lake) added his name as a co-author on Monday. Action 4 Liberty has been doing several events in his district to educate voters about the Never Again Bill.
If passed, the Never Again Bill will remove the Governor's powers to unilaterally declare an emergency. Instead, 2/3 of the Legislature would have to agree that an emergency exists. And if they do, the Governor would be prohibited from infringing on the rights of Minnesotans. His powers would be limited to coordinating with federal or local agencies to provide emergency relief.
Rep Erik Mortensen is the chief author of the Never Again Bill. The Senate version, SF2356, can be found here.