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Advisory: Minnesota Lawmakers to Announce Bipartisan Hometown Heroes Act

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota — Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., a group of bipartisan lawmakers will announce the Hometown Heroes Act, legislation that will address the alarmingly high incidence of cancer, cardiac issues and emotional trauma facing the state’s 22,000 firefighters.

WHO: House author Rep. Cheryl Youakim (DFL-Hopkins); Senate author Sen. Jeff Howe (R-Rockville); Sen. Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie); Rep. John Huot (DFL- Rosemount), Rep. Tama Theis (R-St. Cloud);

Chris Parsons, MN Professional Firefighters Association;

John Cunningham, MN State Fire Chiefs Association;

Mark Rosenblum, MN State Fire Department Association;

Steve Shapira, Retired St. Paul firefighter and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor;

Jen Frantz, wife of Fire Chief who died of a heart attack in the line of duty

WHAT: Press conference to announce Hometown Heroes Act

WHERE: Zoom Call -- please contact to RSVP and receive call-in information

WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.