Minnesota’s progressivism was featured on MSNBC’s The Ed Show last summer. In a broadcast from Minneapolis, Ed Schultz highlights Minnesota’s “[absolute] change taking place right here in the middle of the country, surrounded by red states.”
“In the past year in this state, we have seen three things: we have seen fiscal change, we have seen social change, and we have seen something that we never see anything under Republican rule, and that is reinvestment in public education. This state is proof positive that when Democrats get control, things change for the better.”
Schultz emphasizes the passage of same-sex marriage, the protection of worker’s rights, raising taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans, comprehensive health insurance coverage under MNsure, and our investment in schools as major successes we’ve had since 2012. He also reminds viewers that these policies are not just the ideas of the state’s political leaders, but are what the people want. “They are taking this state in a direction where the majority of people in this state want to go.” Watch the full video here.