Lack of funding for Fillmore Family
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:37 AM
When I moved to Minnesota in 2007 from Pennsylvania, I was in the dark about Minnesota politics.
As an independent, I usually voted for the incumbent as long as there were no scandals. I did, however, bring some interest in issues that are relevant anywhere, in particular domestic violence, since it has affected me personally.
I was shocked to hear Fillmore Family Recourses, a non political agency dedicated to helping victims of these crimes, will be closing it's doors by Oct. 1 because 80 percent of its modest budget of $200,000 was cut by the Office Of Justice programs.
Why didn't Greg Davids, our representative, fight to save it? Why did Greg Davids vote to de-fund? Greg Davids did see fit to vote to give the millionaire owner of the Vikings $500 million to build his palatial sports colossus near St. Paul. $500 mil for Ziggy but not a dime for helpless victims of domestic violence.
I will be voting for Ken Tschumper this November, someone who cares more for innocent victims of these horrible crimes than he does for the roar of a crowd.