TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF October 30 - November 3,2000.

List generated from comment calls, letters and postcards. 1) A letter of concern regarding the showing of two documentary programs in Minnesota Public Schools. 1. Its Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School 2. That's a Family- 286 letters 2) Negative opinion of Chief of Staff- 54 calls 3) Governor please fire Chief of Staff for his conduct-19 calls 4) Support Chief of Staff-17 calls 5) Positive opinion of Governor-25 call 6) Negative opinion of Governor-14 calls 7) Governor should endorse Nader for President- 8 calls 8) Support CREP funding- 8 calls 9) Put the ramp meters back ON- 5 calls 10) Support Lt. Governor at Gore Rally- 3 calls During the week of October 23 through October 27,2000. Citizen liaisons received approximately 140 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 152. Calls were from 16 different states and 2 countries. There were people from 2 states and 4 countries that visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF November 6 - November 11,2000. List generated from comment calls, letters and postcards. 1) Negative opinion of Chief of Staff- 47 calls 2) Negative opinion of any wolf management plan that would allow for the killing of Wolves-251etters 3) Negative opinion of Governor's comments regarding the Chief of Staff for his Conduct-14 calls 4) In support of having Florida re-vote-12 calls 5) Positive opinion of Governor-6 calls 6) Support of Chief of Staff- 6 calls 7) Governor should speak out in support of re-vote- 6 calls 8) Get rid of the electoral college- 5 calls 9) In support of Governor's comments regarding the Chief of Staff- 3 calls 10) Change laws regarding police chases- 3 calls During the week of November 6 through November 11,2000. Citizen liaisons received approximately 120 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 136. Calls were from 15 different states. There were people from 3 states and 2 countries that visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Kevin Walsh.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF November 13 - November 17,2000. List generated from comment calls, letters and emails. 1) Negative opinion of the Governor's decision to announce the XFL- 40 calls 2) Comments pertaining to the election outcome- 30 emails 3) Oppose Governor's comments regarding the electoral college- 35 emails, 4 calls 4) Negative opinion of Chief of Staff- 30 calls 5 Help reduce handgun violence in the State of Minnesota- 16 letters 6) Oppose plans for 100% sanctions on families in poverty and oppose the five-year time limit on welfare for all Minnesota families that continue to be in need-16 letters 7) Request that the Governor fix the election problems in Florida-14 calls 8) Positive opinion of Governor-12 calls 9) Support funding for Minnesota County Bio Survey-12 calls 10) Support Governor's decision to announce the XFL-11 calls From last weeks e-mails the Governor received 35 emails about his comments on the Electoral College. 5 supports Governors stance 3 were neutral 27 were opposed to his position During the week of November 13 through November 17,2000. Citizen liaisons received approximately 120 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 157. Calls were from 18 different states. People from 2 countries and 1 state visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Kevin Walsh.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF November 20 through November 24,2000. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Oppose plans for 100% sanctions on families in poverty and oppose the five-year time limit on welfare for all Minnesota families that continue to be in need- 75 letters, 6 calls 2) Negative opinion of the Governor's decision to announce the XFL- 24 calls 3) Support funding for Minnesota County Bio Survey-10 calls, 10 letters 4) Support CREP funding- 20 letters 5 Support CriMNet, a statewide system that gives law enforcement officials detailed and up-to-the-minute profiles of individuals who have been detained or suspected of a crime-18 letters 6) Help reduce handgun violence in the State of Minnesota-17 letters 7) Please do not support new additional taxes on non-profit organizations- 15 letters 8) Positive opinion of Governor-10 calls 9) Negative comments regarding the Governor- 5 calls 10) Request that the Governor fix the election problems in Florida- 5 calls During the week of November 20 through November 24, 2000. Citizen liaisons received approximately 80 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 100. Calls were from 10 different states. People from 1 state visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Kevin Walsh.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF November 27 through December 1,2000. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Negative opinion of the Governor's decision to announce the XFL- 29 calls 2) Oppose plans for 100% sanctions on families in poverty and oppose the five-year time limit on welfare for all Minnesota families that continue to be in need- 26 letters 3) Help reduce handgun violence in the State of Minnesota- 23 letters 4) Request that the Governor speak out about the election problems in Florida-18 calls 5) Support funding for Minnesota County Bio Survey- 9 letters, 7 calls 6) Please do not support new additional taxes on non-profit organizations-12 calls, 3 letters 7) Positive opinion of Governor-12 calls 8) Support CREP funding-11 letters 9) Support Governor's decision to announce XFL-11 calls 10) Support CriMNet, a statewide system that gives law enforcement officials detailed and up-to-the-minute profiles of individuals who have been detained or suspected of a crime-10 letters

During the week of November 27through December 1,2000. Citizen liaisons received approximately 90 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 115. Calls were from 8 different states and 1 country. People from 1 state visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Kevin Walsh.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF December 4 through December 8,2000. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Negative opinion of the Governor's decision to announce the XFL-10 calls 2) Support CriMNet, a statewide system that gives law enforcement officials detailed and up-to-the-minute profiles of individuals who have been detained or suspected of a crime-10 letters 3) Positive opinion of Governor-10 calls 4) Fund MN biological survey- 7 calls 5) Negative opinion of Governor- 7 calls 6) Please do not support new additional taxes on non-profit organizations- 7 letters, 2 calls 7) Reduce property taxes- 7 calls 8) Support Governor's decision to announce XFL- 5 calls 9) Reduce sales tax- 4 calls 10) Give surplus back in tax cuts- 3 calls

During the week of December 4 through December 8,2000. Citizen liaisons received approximately 80 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 90. Calls were from 6 different states and 1 country. People from 1 state and 4 countries visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Kevin Walsh.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF December 11 through December 15,2000. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Negative opinion of the Governor's decision to announce XFL games-16 calls 2) Positive opinion of Governor-16 calls 3) Support CREP- 10 letters 4) Support Governor's decision to announce XFL games- 9 calls 5) Negative opinion of Chief of Staff returning to work- 9 calls 6) Use Surplus to fund Education- 8 calls 6) Return the entire Surplus to the Tax Payers- 7 calls 7) More funding for PCA- 7 calls 8) Against putting the 44 million dollars used as waiver money for Developmentally Disabled people back into the general fund- 7 calls 9) Positive opinion to use public money to fund a new stadium- 6 calls 10) Positive opinion for Property Tax Reductions- 5 calls

During the week of December 11 through December 15,2000. Citizen liaisons received approximately 72 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 145. Calls were from 13 different states. People from 5 countries visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF December 18 through December 22,2000. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Support Governor doing the XFL commentary- 38 Calls 2) Against putting the 44 Million dollars set aside for waivers for Developmentally Disabled people back into the general fund- 26 emails 3) Positive opinion of the Governor-14 calls 4) Against Governor doing XFL commentary-12 calls 5) Negative opinion of the Governor- 6 calls 6) Positive opinion for funding domestic partner benefits for state employees- 6 calls 7) Return all the Surplus- 5 8) Negative opinion for funding domestic partner benefits for state employees - 4 calls 9) Use the surplus to fund education- 4 calls 10) Income tax reductions- 4 calls During the week of December 18 through December 22,2000. Citizen liaisons received approximately 50 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 150. Calls were from 11 different states. People from 3 countries visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.

TOP ELEVEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF January 2 through January 5,2001. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Asked Governor to include a COLA for staff at residential facilities (nursing homes, etc.) in his budget plan- 41 letters 2) Put a Time Limit on Poverty, instead of on Welfare! No 100% sanctions - 31 postcards 3) Positive opinion on the Governor's State of State address-18 calls 4) Positive opinion of the Governor - 16 calls 5) Minnesota voters for the Death Penalty-14 postcards 6) Minnesota voters against taxing Non-Profits-14 letters 7) Minnesota voters calling for the Governor to fix the Natural Gas prices-12 calls 8) Minnesota voters who would like to see legislation passed that states "a parent should have to give parental consent for an abortion when a minor child is involved"-12 MN opinion ballots 9) Minnesota voters calling for Property Tax Reductions-11 calls 10) Minnesota voters calling for Governor and Legislature to return all of the projected surplus back to the tax payers-11 calls 11) Minnesota voters calling for the Surplus to be used for Educational needs-10 calls and 10 letters During the week of January 2 through January 5,2001. Citizen liaisons received approximately 40 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 150,45 postcards, 55 letters, 50 Minnesota Opinion Ballots. Calls were from 7 different states. People from 1 country visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF January 8 through January 12,2001. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1. Minnesota Citizens called to ask Governor fix the Natural Gas prices- 35 calls 2. Minnesota Citizens called to ask that public money be used to fund a new stadium- 17 calls 3. Minnesota Citizens asking the Governor to cut taxes across the board (sale, income, property)-18 calls 4. Positive opinion of Governor announcing XFL games - 10 calls 5. Negative opinion for Governor's proposed Sales Tax Plan - 10 calls 6. Positive opinion of the overall job Governor is doing - 8 calls 7. Minnesota Citizens asking for the sales tax rebate to be used for lowering educational classroom sizes- 7 calls 8. Negative opinion of Governor announcing XFL games- 6 calls 9. Negative opinion for taxing non-profits- 4 calls 10. Minnesota Citizens calling to ask Governor to support the Displaced Homemaker Program- 4 calls During the week of January 8 through January 12,2001. Citizen liaisons received approximately 100 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 154, 144 e-mails, Calls were from 11 different states. People from 3 country visited the office. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.

TOP ELEVEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF January 15 through January 19,2001. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Asked Governor to include a COLA for staff at residential facilities (nursing homes, etc.) in his budget plan- 70 letters 2) Minnesota voters calling for Tax Reductions (property, income, sales) - 21 calls 3) Minnesota voters calling for the Governor to fix the Natural Gas prices- 21 calls 4) Positive opinion of the Governor - 11 calls 5) Public Money should be used to fund a New Stadium - 11 calls 6) Negative opinion of the Governor - 10 calls 7) Minnesota voters calling to support the Governor announcing XFL games - 10 calls 8) Minnesota voters against the Light Rail project - 10 calls 9) Minnesota voters against public money for a New Stadium - 7 calls 10) Minnesota voters against taxing Non-Profits- 4 calls During the week of January 15 through January 19,2001. Citizen liaisons received approximately 70 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 154, 175 e-mails. Calls were from 11 different states. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF January 29 through February 2, 2001. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Citizens Petition from Concerned Women of America against the showing of the film "That's A Family" a homosexual lifestyle which is being shown in Minnesota schools- 700 petitions 2) Citizens Petition against the sexual molestation of children by adults - 390 petitions 3) Minnesota voters calling to ask Governor to continue to fund nursing homes- 92 calls 4) Minnesota voters calling against the Governor's U of M budget proposal89 calls 5) Minnesota voters calling to ask Governor to support more funding for K-12 education- 88 calls 6) Minnesota voters calling against the Governor's MNSCU budget proposal32 calls 7) Minnesota voters calling to support the Governor's U of M budget proposal- 19 calls 8) Minnesota voters calling to support additional funding for Organic farming14 calls 9) Minnesota voters calling against the Governor's sales tax plan- 12 calls 10) Minnesota voters calling to have additional money spent on affordable housing-8 calls During the week of January 29 through February 2, 2001. Citizen liaisons received approximately 150 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 589, Calls were from 14 different states, 2 countries visited the capitol. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF February 5 through February 9, 2001. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Citizens Petition from Coral Ridge Ministries against the showing of three different films "That's A Family, Just the Facts, It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School" a series of homosexual films about lifestyle which is being shown in Minnesota schools- 1500 petitions 2) Minnesota voters calling against the Governor's budget proposal for the U of M and Higher Education- 246 calls 3) Minnesota voters calling against the Governor's budget proposal for K-12 education- 257 calls 4) Minnesota voters calling to ask the Governor to support the Senior Care Bill- 165 calls 5) Minnesota voters calling supporting the Governor's budget proposal for the U of M and MNSCU- 123 calls 6) Minnesota voters calling against the new Seat Belt law proposal- 87 calls 7) Minnesota voters calling supporting the Governor's budget proposal for K-12 education- 80 calls 8) Minnesota voters calling to ask the Governor to support Organic Farming and please don't cu their funding- 27 calls 9) Minnesota voters calling to support the Governor's XFL job- 24 calls 10) Minnesota voters calling with a positive opinion of the Governor- 20 calls During the week of February 5 through February 9, 2001. Citizen liaisons received approximately 150 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 815, Calls were from 8 different states, 2 countries visited the capitol. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF February 12 through February 16, 2001. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Citizens Petition supporting the Displaced Homemakers Program- 2184 signatures on a petition 2) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing against the Governor's budget proposal for K-12 education- 665 calls and e-mails 3) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing against the Governor's budget proposal for the U of M and Higher Education- 344 calls and e-mails 4) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing supporting the Domestic Partner plan for state employees- 208 calls and e-mails 5) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing supporting the Governor's budget proposal for the U of M and MNSCU- 191 calls and e-mails 6) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing supporting the Governor's budget proposal for K-12 education- 143 calls and e-mails 7) Minnesota voters calling to ask the Governor to support the Senior Care Bill- 83 calls 8) Minnesota voters calling with a positive opinion of the Governor- 33 calls 9) Minnesota voters against the new Seatbelt Law- 33 calls 10) Minnesota voters supporting the Conceal and Carry legislation before the the house - 22 calls During the week of February 12 through February 16, 2001. Citizen liaisons received approximately 150 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 2042 calls and e-mails, Calls were from 5 different states, 3 countries visited the capitol. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF February 19 through February 23, 2001. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing against the Governor's budget proposal for K-12 education- 447 calls and e-mails 2) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing against the Governor's budget proposal for the U of M and Higher Education- 129 calls and e-mails 3) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing supporting the Governor's budget proposal for the U of M and MNSCU- 103 calls and e-mails 4) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing with a positive opinion of the Governor- 61 calls and e-mails 5) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing to have All the Surplus returned- 57 calls and e-mails 6) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing supporting the Governor's budget proposal for K-12 education- 55 calls and e-mails 7) Minnesota voters calling to ask the Governor to support the Senior Care Bill- 48 calls 8) Minnesota voters calling against the Media passes used by the Governor's office- 48 calls 9) Minnesota voters calling to support using the surplus for more affordable housing and health care needs- 14 calls 10) Minnesota voters calling to ask the Governor to support continued funding for organic farming in Minnesota- 11 calls During the week of February 19 through February 23, 2001. Citizen liaisons received approximately 100 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 1147 calls and e-mails, Calls were from 3 different states, 4 countries visited the capitol. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.

TOP TEN REASONS CITIZENS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR THE WEEK OF February 26 through March 6, 2001. List generated from comment calls and letters. 1) Representatives from Minnesota's plumbing and mechanical industry writing against adopting international codes to replace the Minnesota Plumbing Code and the Uniform Mechanical Code- 511 letters 2 Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing against the Governor's budget proposal for K-12 education- 472 calls and e-mails 3) Minnesota voters calling to ask the Governor to support the Senior Care Bill- 66 calls 4) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing supporting the Governor's budget proposal for K-12 education- 63 calls and e-mail 5) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing against the Governor's budget proposal for the U of M and Higher Education- 63 calls and e-mails 6) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing supporting the Governor's budget proposal for the U of M and MNSCU- 50 calls and e-mails 7) Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing with a positive opinion of the Governor- 42 calls and e-mails 8) Minnesota voters calling to support using the surplus for more affordable housing and health care needs- 37 calls 9) Minnesota voters calling against the Media passes used by the Governor's office- 29 calls 10)Minnesota voters calling and e-mailing to ask governor to support the conceal and carry legislation- 24 calls and e-mails During the week of February 26 through March 2, 2001. Citizen liaisons received approximately 70 calls and Citizen Outreach comment line received 1002 calls and e-mails, Calls were from 13 different states, 2 countries visited the capitol. Other correspondence will be summarized in an end of the month report. Report compiled by Keith Rauen.