Catholics to Organize to Defeat Amendment That Would Limit the Freedom to Marry
Catholic Parishioners to Gather June 10 to Vote No on Amendment as a Matter of Conscience
Contact: Kate Brickman, Press Secretary
Phone Number: 612-460-1219
June 7, 2012 – Edina, MN – On Sunday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, a large group of Catholics will come together to organize to defeat the proposed amendment that would limit the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in Minnesota. The group, which will include people from parishes all across the state, will speak about how the Catholic tradition calls them to love and respect the dignity of every person and how voting no on the amendment is a matter of conscience.
Catholics Vote No is a group of Catholic organizations working in partnership with Minnesotans United for All Families, including Catholics for Marriage Equality MN, Call to Action, Catholic Coalition for Church Reform, and Dignity Twin Cities. The event will bring together Catholics to discuss the efforts within their own churches to defeat the amendment. These leaders will share their own personal stories to galvanize others to have conversations with their friends, family and neighbors about why they’re voting no in November.
Catholics Vote NO! Kickoff
Sunday, June 10
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Welcome, speakers, and personal stories*
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
5730 Grove Street
Ladonna Hoy – long-time parishioner of St. Bartholomew Parish; Wayzata resident
Sen. Scott Dibble – Catholic; Minnesota State Senator; Board Member, MN United
Grant Stevensen –Pastor of St. Matthew’s Spirit of the Truth; Faith Director, MN United
*Following the kickoff celebration, attendees will share personal stories for the remainder of the afternoon. Media will be asked to leave the event after the speakers finish at 2:30.
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