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Bemidji group to host health care rally at Capitol

The group Indivisible Bemidji announced Wednesday that it will host a health care rally in the St. Paul Capitol Rotunda later this month.

Invisible Bemidji is aligned with the Indivisible Project, a 501c(4) national nonprofit group that was formed to oppose the agenda of President Donald Trump. According to its website, there are more than 5,900 Indivisible groups nationwide.

Indivisible Bemidji will host a the rally in the Capitol Rotunda from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27. A public reception also is scheduled from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Capitol’s L'Etoile du Nord Vault Room. According to a release, Indivisible Bemidji has invited several declared and potential 2018 Minnesota gubernatorial candidates from both the Republican Party and the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party “to share their vision on how to provide more accessible and more affordable health care for all Minnesotans.”

State Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, who has announced her candidacy for governor, and presumed candidate Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, have confirmed they will speak at the event. Also, state Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, and Rep. David Bly, DFL-Northfield, authors of the Minnesota Health Plan which would provide universal health care to all Minnesotans, will address the rally, the release said.

All other Indivisible groups throughout Minnesota have been invited to attend the rally, as well.

Indivisible Bemidji officials have organized a chartered bus for the trip down to the Capitol, departing the morning of the event and returning later that evening. For more information, email indivisiblebemidji@gmail.com.

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