Minnesotans know that no investment pays a better return than education—and Al is a champion for improved access to good education from pre-kindergarten through college, as well as job training programs to provide workers with the skills they need in the 21st century economy.
Al believes that every Minnesota family should be able to get the care they need, from a doctor they trust, at a price they can afford. Health reform was an important first step—but there’s still more work to do to bring Minnesota’s tradition of quality, affordable care to the rest of the country.
As Minnesota’s representative on the Senate’s energy committee, Al knows that clean energy and energy efficiency technologies provide enormous opportunity for economic growth and good jobs in Minnesota.
Minnesota has always led the country in promoting equality for all citizens, from Hubert Humphrey’s fight to end school segregation and lynching to today’s fights for LGBT rights. Al is proud to continue that tradition.
Al has become one of the Senate’s foremost champions for consumers, leading the fight to keep cable, Internet, and cell phone rates low; preserve the free flow of information in America; and oppose corporate actions that would threaten our privacy, our anti-trust laws, or our democracy.