Tina Smith ... is the junior Senator from Minnesota. Tina Smith was born on March 4, 1958 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up in Santa Fe. In 1980, she graduated from Stanford University and in 1984, earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Tina then moved to Minnesota to work at General Mills and raise a family with her husband, Archie. They've been married for more than 30 years and have two sons, Sam and Mason.
Tina left General Mills to start her own small business. Since then, she has dedicated her career to working on behalf of Minnesotans to improve lives and ensure that the state government works better for the people it serves. She's served as Chief of Staff to both Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak and Governor Mark Dayton.]</ref>
In 2014, Tina Smith was elected to serve as Minnesota’s 48th Lieutenant Governor.
Tina Smith is former Vice President of Planned Parenthood for Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Council for a Livable World
- Last year, Senator Tina Smith won a special election to the U.S. Senate after being appointed in January 2018. She had less than 10 months to set up her office, prepare for a new set of issues, and win in November 2018.
- Since getting to the Senate, Smith has co-sponsored important legislation, including a bill to prevent the President from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress. She has also vigorously criticized the President’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement.
- She won the 2018 special election against state senator Karin Housley 53%-42%. Now she is running for her first full term, and Republicans think that they can give her a tough fight.
- Hillary Clinton carried the state by only one and a half percent in 2016, and Minnesota could again become a battleground in the 2020 presidential election.
- We need to keep her in the Senate, and she needs our support.
Muslim Left connections
MAS MN - Muslim American Society of Minnesota April 2, 2019 · Meeting with Senator Tina Smith. We discussed the importance of extending the DED status of Liberians, the need to protect the Uighur Muslims of China and the bank de-risking that is negatively impacting Muslim non profits and Somali money transfer organizations.
Yasmine Taeb May 9, 2018:
Today, the Center for Victims of Torture was proud to co-lead w/ U.S. Senator Tina Smith and Congresswoman Barbara Lee a press briefing opposing Gina Haspel for CIA Director. Thank you also to Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Hank Johnson and all our partners for joining us.
Nihad Awad was also there.
NIAC April 12, 2018 · NIAC Action is proud to stand alongside U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Brian Schatz , U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Rep. Ro Khanna, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee to demand that the U.S. Senate block the confirmation of Mike Pompeo. #StopPompeo
Thank you to MoveOn.org and all the other amazing organizations and grassroots activists for this event! We're lucky to have allies like Indivisible Guide, J Street, Center for Victims of Torture, Win Without War, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, CAIR, and many, many more!!!
Yasmine Taeb also spoke.
Support for the Council on American Islamic Relations
Muslim Leaders Meet Dayton and Smith
CAIR-MN, Minnesota Muslim Leaders Meet Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith.
July 2016 Executive Director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join other Muslim community leaders at a meeting with Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith.
The meeting will focus on concerns facing the Minnesota Muslim Community as well as providing an opportunity for Muslim leaders to thank the Governor and Lt. Governor for their leadership on critical issues of interest to that state's Muslims.
Honoring Wellstone/Domenici Act
October 9, 2018 WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith (both D-MN) introduced a resolution recognizing the tenth anniversary of the enactment of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The MHPAEA ensures that health insurance companies don’t impose less favorable limitations on mental health or substance abuse use disorder benefits than on medical or surgical benefits, and in so doing greatly expanded Americans’ access to treatment for mental illness.
“Paul Wellstone was a crusader, an inspiration and a friend. He was a passionate champion for those suffering from mental illness, always fighting for better care, better services and better representation for patients. In 2008, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was enacted and named in his honor, finally bringing mental health parity to health insurance coverage,” Klobuchar said. “With this resolution, we honor Paul’s legacy and this landmark legislation that has changed the lives of millions of Americans living with mental illness who faced unfair discrimination in their access to affordable health care treatment.”
“Throughout his life, Paul Wellstone always stood up for people who were powerless and often forgotten,” Smith said. “His groundbreaking efforts to make life better for those with mental health issues are a major part of his legacy, and his bipartisan work on mental health parity has helped millions of people in Minnesota and across the country get the help they need and deserve. I’m proud to hold his seat, and I’m proud to honor his work with this resolution.”