Franken presents Swalm with resolution
On Memorial Day, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D- Minn.) held a special presentation on the State Capitol Mall in St. Paul. He was joined by Daniel Swalm, a Minneapolis man who has spent more than a year fighting for justice for his deceased grandmother, Elsie Moren, of Two Harbors.
After her marriage to a legal Swedish immigrant in 1914, Moren lost her citizenship. Franken and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) introduced a resolution in the Senate in April apologizing to Elsie and other women affected by the Expatriation Act of 1907. The resolution passed in mid-May, expressing the Senate’s regret for the act that stripped women of their citizenship for marrying foreign nationals.
On Memorial Day, Franken presented Swalm with a copy of the resolution and both spoke befor