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Received this e-mail today from Governor Mark Dayton (D. MN) on behalf of himself and Senator Al Franken (D. MN):
We cannot expect our students to succeed on empty stomachs.

This seems obvious, but a recent report found 46 school districts in Minnesota turn students away from the lunch line if they cannot pay – sometimes even throwing their lunches in the trash.

This policy is wrong. No child should go hungry at school, regardless of whether his or her parents can pay.

That’s why Senator Franken and I are working together to ensure that no Minnesotan child is denied a hot, healthy meal at lunchtime. Will you join us by adding your name to our petition now?

Click here to stand with Senator Franken and me: Every student deserves a healthy lunch!

I’ve made ending this practice a top priority in my budget, and I’m heartened by the speed with which the legislature has taken it up. But we need to keep up the pressure.

We can’t let a mere 40 cents – the cost of a school lunch – prevent a disadvantaged student from having a chance to learn and succeed. Stand with Senator Franken and me now, and add your name in support of free healthy lunches for all of our state’s students.

Please add your name: All Minnesota students deserve a healthy lunch.

Thank you,


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Originally posted to pdc on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 02:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by Youth Kos 2.0 and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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