Rep. Karen Clark and Senator Scott Dibble celebrating the win of defeating the Marriage amendment. Inspiring speeches by everyone. Monica Meyer and Rep. Karen Clark Peggy Flanagan
A night of victories.
I was more prepared to lose than I was to win. In fact many of my friends in the days leading up to the election said how it was like a gloom hanging in the air. I even was afraid of the polls showing Romney could possibly turn Minnesota into a red state. The conservatives […]
President Obama was elected for another 4 years and Minnesota defeated both amendments. I really didn’t think it was going to happen. I guess too many years of disappointment, but this time love did win over fear. More to come later, but I just finished editing for Minnpost and now I must try to sleep. […]
Voting fast in some places, very long in others.
When I cast my vote in NE Minneapolis this morning around 10 am, I was #517 who voted. It took about 5 minutes in total to get my ballot and slip it in to the voting machine. I received a call from a friend waiting in a very long line in south Minneapolis at the […]
Finally, tomorrow we vote. The bi-annual rite of election eve started out with the Unlimited Drill & Dance Performing Arts kicking off the rally at the Central Labor union for Midnight Madness. Volunteers distribute voting information overnight for election morning. Mayor RT Rybak as always firing up the volunteers. Senator Scott Dibble…We will win by […]
Vote No Rally at U of M with Chris Kluwe
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was the headline speaker at the Vote No rally at the University of Minnesota today. Other speakers included Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve. Senator Scott Dibble. Senator Amy Klobluchar. Senator Al Franken and Franni. Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, City Council member Cam Gorden, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. It’s simply about love.
GOTV in full force.
All across the state organizers are knocking on doors, making phone calls to get out the vote for the election now one week away. At Christ on Capitol Hill a large group of volunteers and community organizers gathered on Sunday to reach out to the neighborhood to encourage a no vote on both amendments. […]
Presidential Debate #2 watching party
A group of young volunteers with Outfront gathered to talk about their strategies for the last few days left of this election cycle before watching last nights debate. This inspiring group are committed to marriage equality they have targeted 20 races across the state to concentrate their efforts to help elect candidates who are supportive […]
Keith Downey is Too Extreme
I first met Gabe Aderhold this past spring during GLBT lobby day at the Capital and was so impressed with Gabe and his fellow Edina High School students as the pleaded with Keith Downey for compassion and understanding of the fact that they were gay and wanted equal rights, and limiting marriage to only a […]
Presidential Debate #1
Millions tuned into the first presidential debate tonight. I was with the Drinking Liberally crowd at the Amsterdam Bar in St. Paul. After some glitches getting the feed to work, thankfully Javier Morrillo-Alicea saved the day with his new iPad that was used to stream the debate when the system the Amsterdam had set up […]