Education has made Minnesota the state it is today. Our future depends on all students having the opportunity to graduate ready for 21st Century success – whether they go on to a college, university or technical school or head straight to the workforce.
To keep the economy moving, Senator Marty supports policies to help workers thrive such as paid family leave and affordable childcare, and universal healthcare.
John Marty’s career in the senate is perhaps best defined by his nationally-recognized efforts to improve democracy in Minnesota, opening up the political process, taking on the corporate powers and the special interest money, and fighting conflicts of interest.
John has been a consistent voice for reproductive rights, authoring legislation to protect a woman’s right to choose, pushing for comprehensive sexuality education and the teaching of male sexual responsibility.
Every year, for about 30 Minnesota women and children, domestic violence is fatal. Roughly 800 more are hospitalized. Think of the families missing a daughter or a grandchild – thirty people killed every year and countless others living in fear and pain.
Senator Marty recognizes the significant needs facing our transportation infrastructure. In addition to supporting an increase in the gas tax to address highway and road maintenance, he points to the urgent need for other changes in transportation policy and funding.
More than one in ten Minnesotans lives in poverty, and three in ten are struggling to meet basic needs. Some workers cannot afford housing and go from their jobs to a homeless shelter at night. It is time for a bold approach.
Senator Marty has been leading the fight against climate change in the Minnesota Senate. Because it is the biggest single threat to the future of society, John continues pushing for legislation to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions, to strengthen our renewable energy standards and to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Senator Marty led numerous fights against big Pharma and their price gouging and authored numerous laws that improve our healthcare system. He has been heavily involved in the fight to address the insulin pricing crisis. However, as important as these efforts are, John knows that we will never properly address health disparities and will never have truly healthy communities until all people have comprehensive healthcare. That’s why he is the author, and leading champion of the Minnesota Health Plan.