Last night was our first Twin Cities based, volunteer phone bank to members and supporters in Minnesota. Our mission between now and Election Day is to cycle through tens of thousands of our supporters and mobilize them to volunteer and vote for pro-equality candidates up and down the ticket. By all accounts last night’s effort was a resounding success with thousands of supporters dialed and hundreds of conversations held. The overwhelming sentiment is that Mark Dayton, Yvonne Prettner Solon and fair-minded legislative candidates are HRC supporters’ choice for a better Minnesota.
This election is important for one simple reason: Equality in Minnesota is under siege. Powerful interest groups like the National Organization for Marriage are pouring money into the state to support anti-equality candidates. Even the Catholic Church has joined in the discrimination by sending hundreds of thousands of anti-marriage DVDs to parishioners.
Given the rash of LGBT youth suicides, Dayton and Prettner Solon will fight for a stronger Safe Schools bill that would give our educators the tools they need to effectively deal with bullying towards LGBT students, and they’ll fight to enact a marriage equality bill, making Minnesota the sixth state in the nation to recognize the love and commitment shared by same-sex partners.
And don’t forget to Celebrate National Coming Out Day
Join HRC, OutFront Minnesota and the DFL Stonewall Caucus
Confirmed Champions of Equality: Sen. Yvonne Prettner Solon, House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Sen. Scott Dibble, Sen. John Marty, Eric Dayton
Monday, October 11th is National Coming Out Day and we’d like to invite you to our Coming OUT for Equality event that evening. This FREE event will be held at Lush Food Bar from 6-10pm with featured speakers beginning the program at 7pm. Come join us for this unity event and get pumped up for winning equality on November 2nd! RSVP by clicking here.
Prepared and paid for by Human Rights Campaign Minnesota PAC, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington D.C., in support of the Minnesota DFL and Mark Dayton for a Better Minnesota.