Thanks to my friend Lisa Nilles, of the Minnesota Universal Health Care Coalition (MUHCC), I can cross an item off my Stuff to Do List:
5. Go to the State Capitol Building,; see the State Legislature in session. Gold star for figuring out who my representative is.
Today (1/5) I attended a rally at the Capitol (it's just across the river, in Saint Paul, Minnesota) for a comprehensive single-payer health plan.
I strongly support this––it is idiotic not to––and I don't say that just because I've lived without health insurance since 2002 (thankgod I have not been sick).
But I did not earn a gold star.
I spent more time snooping about photographing gadgets (me, left, reflected in a microwave with mysterious properties) and architectural details than listening to legislators.
God bless people who can work in politics!
Exterior: Salted Sidewalk.
Exterior: The Quadriga.
Interior: Ceiling molding.
Lisa, left, Moving the State toward the Minnesota Health Plan.
At the podium is Dr. Ann Settgast, co-founder of the Minnesota Chapter of
Physicians for a National Health Program.
Portrait of a Governor.
Grate and Electrical Outlet.
Exterior: Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson.