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Dear Internet Friends,

Well, we’ve gotten a lot accomplished since we launched the website in April.

You helped us fill the new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Library on the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota by donating 2,500 new books the librarian had asked for and $82,000! The school will have a library of 20,000 books that will serve the whole community thanks to you! Great start, everybody!

The Al Franken Podcast is also off to a great start! If you haven’t listened to our very first one with Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino, it’s unfortunately even more relevant today. Maria discussed voter suppression (including the citizenship question on the census), immigration, and the disgraceful conditions in the for-profit internment camps. Her description of an eight-year-old boy asking if there’s a coffee plantation nearby -he says he’s a good picker – is heartbreaking.

This week The Al Franken Podcast reveals that there is corruption within the Trump Administration. You heard me – corruption! And lots of it! Veteran DC watchdog Melanie Sloan takes us through the shocking details. It seems that Trump, his family, and the lowlife grifters populating his administration are not just incompetent, they’re crooked too! Venal, lazy, and stupid is no way to go through life, son. Unless you’re a Trump, a Kushner, or a Trump administration official. Fascinating, disgusting, and kid friendly! It’s The Al Franken Podcast.

We discuss this and a million other things. Give it a listen, won’t you?

Oh. And subscribe to my new YouTube channel. All the podcasts are there, plus some videos from my pre-Senate career as well as my years in the Senate.

Enjoy the website!

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