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08 Dec
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Let’s focus on sentencing reform, not building more prisons

The following article appears in the 10/14/2015 edition of MinnPost. Despite crime rates going down in the United States, our rates of incarceration continue to increase. Rather than build new prisons, it’s time to take a look at the way ...

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Bobby Joe Champion April bike ride
01 Apr
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Capitol Updates: April 2015

Senate District 59, I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weather like I am. Yesterday, I enjoyed a nice bike ride through our district for the Walk and Roll MN Challenge. Thanks for inviting me North Minneapolis Bicycle Advocacy Council! As you probably ...

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01 Feb
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“Selma” – February 19

Join me for a special screening of the film Selma on February 19! Want to express your views about the importance of voting rights, while getting the chance to check out rising-star director Ava DuVernay’s Best Picture-nominated film Selma? Save the Date for ...

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15 Jan
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Join Senator Bobby Joe Champion and several of his colleagues at UROC on Thursday, January 21 for a Town Hall Meeting

Please join Senator Bobby Joe Champion and other local elected officials for a TOWN HALL MEETING (and a bite to eat!) Thursday, January 22, 2015 Food served from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meeting from 6:30 pm – 8:00 p.m. UROC ...
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James Oberstar
15 May
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James Oberstar: 1934–2014

Representative Jim Oberstar was an inspiration as a legislator, and as a person. Jim carried on his father’s United Steelworker legacy by serving as an exemplary advocate for laborers and their families throughout his life. During his tenure as a ...

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26 Feb
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Need healthcare? Or want to help others get healthcare? Check out www.mnsure.com!

At www.mnsure.com, you can compare plans from Minnesota insurers, and see if you qualify for a low-cost or free plan. Also, if you want to help bring better healthcare to your fellow Minnesotans, sign up here to join the growing ...

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15 Nov
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2013 Legislative Session: Addressing the Big Issues

After re-taking control of both houses of the Minnesota Legislature, Senator Champion and his partners in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party collaborated with Governor Mark Dayton to pass several pieces of legislation, moving Minnesota forward to national prominence once again. While we ...

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22 Jul
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Bobby Joe Champion & Senator Jeff Hayden respond to Peter Bell’s commentary on the Trayvon Martin verdict and African-American culture

Star Tribune, July 27, 2013 Racial bias can’t be blamed on any one culture or music choice After the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin and the jury trial that followed, the impassioned response among most black Americans demanded respect for ...

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