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Marriage Amendment Opponents Kick Off Statewide “Minnesota Votes No Tour”

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Faith and community leaders join Minnesotans United for Get-Out-The-Vote tour

Kate Brickman, Press Secretary
Phone Number: 612-460-1219

Saint Paul, MN – On Thursday, November 1, faith and community leaders will join Minnesotans United for All Families to kick off the “Minnesota Votes No” statewide tour to help get out the vote against the proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in Minnesota.

On Thursday evening, Mayor R.T. Rybak will attend as more than 150 clergy from dozens of denominations from across Minnesota will gather at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis on Thursday as they lead worship for a congregation of over 1,000 in support of all families across the state and in opposition to the amendment which would limit the freedom to marry for committed same-sex couples.

The Minnesota Votes No tour will continue Friday morning in Winona and travel throughout the state, stopping at action centers along the way working to get out the vote in the days before the election. Around 15,000 volunteers are participating in more than 30 action centers running 12-14 hours each day around the state, ensuring all Minnesotans who believe in freedom and fairness get out to the polls on Election Day.

Get out the vote efforts began Tuesday. Between then and Election Day, Minnesotans United plans to reach out to one million Minnesotans through phone calls and door knocking. On Election Day alone, Minnesotans United and its volunteers will make more than 200,000 calls and knock on more than 150,000 doors.

Press who would like to ride on the bus should RSVP with Kate Brickman by emailing kate@mnunited.org. A list of campaign stops is below.

Thursday, November 1
6:30 p.m. | MPR Marriage Amendment Debate
Fitzgerald Theatre | 10 East Exchange Street | St. Paul

8:15 p.m. | All Saints Day for All Families
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church | 511 Groveland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3223

Friday, November 2

9:30 a.m.
| Action Kick off at Winona State University
Location: TBD

11:15 a.m. | Rochester United Phone Bank
882 7th Street NW | Rochester

2:15 p.m. | Mankato Phone Bank
Universalist Unitarian Church | 937 Charles Avenue | Mankato

4:00 p.m. | Northfield Action Center
First United Church of Christ | 300 Union St. | Northfield

Saturday, November 3

11:15 a.m.
| Voter Canvassing at Concordia vs. St. Thomas Football game
810 4th Avenue South | Moorhead

5:00 p.m. | Bemidji Phone Bank
Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | 522 America Ave | Bemidji

5:30 p.m. | Bemidji State University Event
Viking Room, Hobson Memorial Student Union | Lower Union | Bemidji State University, 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Bemidji


Sunday, November 4
9:00 a.m. | Duluth United Phone Bank
Gloria Dei Church | 219 N. 6th Avenue East | Duluth

12:00 p.m. | Mountain Iron Stop
Location: TBD

1:00 p.m. | Hibbing Phone Bank
409 East Howard Street | Hibbing

5:30 p.m. | Brainerd Phone Bank
First Congregational United Church of Christ | 415 Juniper Street | Brainerd


Monday, November 5
9:00 a.m.
| Waite Park Phone Bank
1317 2nd Street South | Waite Park

10:45 a.m. | Coon Rapids Phone Bank
11620 Crooked Lake Blvd | Coon Rapids

1:00 p.m. | Edina Phone Bank
Edina Community Lutheran Church | 4113 West 54th Street | Edina

2:15 p.m. | Shoreview Phone Bank
3460 Lexington Ave North | Shoreview

3:45 p.m. | Eagan Phone Bank
1970 Rahncliff Court | Eagan

4:45 p.m. | St. Paul Action Center
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer | 285 Dale Street North | St. Paul

6:30 p.m. | Minneapolis Phone Bank
Loring Park Office | 1629 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis

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