Grassroots Intensity in Minnesota
May 31, 2012 by HRC staff
This post comes from HRC Field Organizer Tess Dornfield:
The Northeast Region team of Minnesotans United for All Families has had an exciting time these past few weeks! Just a few weeks ago, we had an open house for our new office space in Duluth, with enough sweets and treats supplied by our generous volunteers to last us a month! A variety of community members enjoyed their snacks while checking out the offices of our four field organizers and regional director and the Duluth United Café, and helped us decorate by filling out paper hearts with a reason this campaign is important to them.
The other day I traveled north to Ely, best known as a gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, to meet with the fantastic Ely Votes No team. On May 20, the campaign had a statewide One Day United with over 200 house parties to commemorate the anti-marriage amendment being placed on the ballot one year ago. These dedicated volunteers in Ely decided to organize a house party there that was so well organized we turned it into our community kickoff!
That incredible grassroots intensity is evident throughout the state. With churches like Headwaters Unitarian Fellowship hosting phone banks and volunteers being recruited throughout Greater Minnesota, the enthusiasm is palpable. Our team looks forward to many more community kickoffs across the region and conversation drives on the phone and at doors from now until November 6. We continue to work towards being the first state to defeat this hurtful amendment!
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