Letter: Paulsen Owes Constituents Access to a Debate

To the editor:

I’ve been looking forward to seeing Congressman Erik Paulsen and challenger Dean Phillips on the debate stage for months now.

To my disappointment, I found out that it costs $60 for non-members to attend the Aug. 21 TwinWest Chamber of Commerce debate. How is this fair? People need to make an informed decision about who to vote for, but how can they do that if they can’t afford to go to the event.

Dean Phillips has agreed to multiple free debates around the district sponsored by bipartisan organizations such as the League of Women Voters and other local chambers. Despite this, Paulsen has only agreed to the paid debate so far.

Paulsen needs to agree to a free debate so that everyone can get a chance to be involved in local politics without paying a price.

Lynn Lundeberg

Click here to read the original posting in the Sun Current (8/19/18).

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