Today the Franken campaign launched “Teachers for Al,” a grassroots group of Minnesota teachers dedicated to organizing and talking to voters about the work Sen. Franken is doing on behalf of Minnesota students, teachers and families.
“We need someone in the Senate who is going to stand up for middle class families. Senator Franken knows that lowering the cost of college would have a real impact on Minnesotans’ lives and is working hard to help students and teachers refinance their loans after they graduate at current lower rates. We need to make sure that Senator Franken can keep working hard for us,” said Monica Schliep, a 7th and 8th grade health teacher at Roseville Area Middle School.
Sharpen your pencils and choose your lunchbox carefully: It’s back-to-school time here in Minnesota!
The first day of school is always exciting for students (maybe even a little overwhelming): new teachers, new subjects, new haircuts.
But Franni and I know that the day is even more exhilarating (and even more overwhelming) for parents and grandparents watching their suddenly-not-so-little ones take yet another step on their long educational journey.
With the help of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., the family of a late Brainerd World War II veteran and war hero saw – for the first time Thursday – a portrait painted in 1944 to honor his heroism. The painting has hung for years in a Pentagon Gallery without the family’s knowledge and until recently when they visited the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., they had never seen it.
Minnesota’s most important get-together — and certainly the greatest — kicked off Thursday. Over the course of the past couple days, Team Franken (and Al!) have been there to talk to supporters about what’s at stake in the election. Of course, it didn’t happen without plenty of fun and foods on a stick.