Franzen, Edelson and Elkins take part in legislative forum

Cory Howard, a member of Edina Morningside Community Church, stands at the pulpit as he describes his wife’s medical struggles and his challenges in securing time off from work to care for her. From left, seated at the top of the steps, Sen. Melisa Franzen, Rep. Steve Elkins and Rep. Heather Edelson listen. (Sun Current staff photo by Andrew Wig)

Housing, health care and climate change were among topics of discussion April 14 as Edina’s legislators gathered for a forum at Edina Morningside Community Church.

Approached with a lens of social responsibility, the Sunday afternoon discussion was organized with the help of ISAIAH, an interfaith organization that advocates on social issues related to economics and race. The Edina forum was one of 50 such events being organized across Minnesota with help from ISAIAH, Rev. Elaine Kirkland noted as she introduced the legislators.

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