Today, the Alliance for a Better Minnesota delivered thousands of petitions to Rep. Mary Franson demanding she post a video apologizing for comments she made comparing people on food stamps to feeding wild animals. Her comments were hurtful, wrong-headed and offensive to many Minnesotans. We hope Rep. Franson will take these letters to heart and deliver a sincere apology.
Check out some of the coverage of Rep. Franson's comments and refusal to apologize below:
Note: A separate organization held protests today at the Capitol and is calling for Rep. Franson's resignation. The Alliance for a Better Minnesota is not calling for Rep. Franson's resignation and instead asking that she post a video apologizing for her comments.
South Washington County Bulletin: Protesters want state lawmaker to resign over food stamp comments
Duluth News Tribune: Protesters want Minnesota representative to resign after welfare-feeding-animals comparison (with video)
Bemidji Pioneer: Protesters want Franson to resign
Fargo Forum: Protesters call for Alexandria Rep. Franson to resign after controversial YouTube post
Grand Forks Herald: Protesters seek Minnesota State Rep. Franson's resignation
Star Tribune: Protesters demand Franson's resignation
Star Tribune: Slow burn on state Rep. Franson's food stamp comments
Huffington Post: Mary Franson, Minnesota State Representative, Compares Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals
City Pages: Mary Franson, MNGOP Rep., compares food stamp recipients to wild animals [VIDEO]
Mediaite: GOP State Rep. Faces Backlash After Drawing Parallel Between Food Stamps And Feeding Animals
Echo Press: Franson's comments about food stamps stir controversy
Care2: Minnesota Legislator Discusses Food Stamps: Please Don't Feed The Animals
Blue Stem Prairie: Heartless in the heartland: Representative Mary Franson compares feeding food stamp recipients to feeding wild animals