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Carolyn Laine is Ray's elected state representative

MindFreedom has contacted Ray's state and federal elected officials, including Carolyn Laine, to ask about Ray's campaign against his ongoing involuntary electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. MindFreedom has not heard back from Rep. Carolyn Laine.

Rep. Carolyn Laine represents Ray Sandford in Minnesota House of RepresentativesName: Carolyn Laine, Minnesota State Representative

City/State: Office is in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Connection to Ray's case: Rep. Carolyn Laine is supposed to represent Ray in the Minnesota State House of Representatives.

MindFreedom contacted Rep. Laine about the forced electroshock of her constituent, Ray Sandford, and the general policy issue of involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota. Rep. Laine has not responded to MindFreedom's communiciation.

Public position on Ray Sandford's forced outpatient electroshock: Unknown. 

Public position in general on outpatient involuntary electroshock over expressed wishes of subject: Unknown.

IMPORTANT NOTE: MindFreedom and Ray endorse nonviolence principles. Even if an individual or agency opposes Ray's human rights, MindFreedom and Ray ask that any communication be civil.


Please contact Rep. Carolyn Laine with a civil message to speak out about the involuntary outpatient maintenance electroshock of her constituent, Ray Sandford.

Rep. Carolyn Laine
407 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

phone: 651-296-4331


More information:

Rep. Carolyn Laine actually serves on a committee directly relevant to this issue: Health and Human Services Policy and Oversight Committee:

Here is a list of individuals on this committee in 2009-2010:

Rep. Laine is one of several elected officials who directly represent Ray Sandford's district who MindFreedom has contacted.

Here is a link to those elected officials who represent those at Ray's address:

Disclaimer: The above is the opinion of the author, based on reports from Ray Sandford and allies, to the best of their knowledge. If there is any dispute of the facts, please let MindFreedom know.

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