CDF Action Council Announces Nonpartisan Minnesota and Congressional Scorecards


October 20, 2010

For Immediate Release

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Action Council Announces Nonpartisan Minnesota and Congressional Scorecards

CDF Encourages Public to Learn How Their Representatives Voted on Behalf of Children

ST. PAUL, MINN– How well do Minnesota’s state legislators protect children? Once again, that's the question asked by the Children's Defense Fund Action Council®. CDF’s Action Council's tracked votes that state legislators cast on important concerns affecting children and families in 2009 and 2010 in Minnesota. Each Minnesota legislator received a score based on how often his or her votes helped protect children.

Of the 67 members of the Minnesota Senate, 44 received a score of 100 percent and only one senator received a zero percent score.  There were 67 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives that received a 100 percent score and 13 that received a score of zero percent.

“Every politician needs to be held accountable for the votes they make,” said Jim Koppel, CDF–Minnesota Director. “ This scorecard makes it possible to see how big a priority children were in their decision-making process.”

You can learn how your state representatives voted on important issues and download the scorecard. You can also see and download the 2009 Congressional Scorecard showing how each member of Congress voted on important legislation impacting children.

MEDIA CONTACT

Jim Koppel, CDF–Minnesota Director

651-855-1171 direct

651-398-8326 cell

koppel@cdf-mn.org

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