Sometimes, a simple blog post or letter can do a lot to inspire and remind us why we need to keep working to educate Minnesota voters. The following is an excerpt from a blog post entitled November 7th:
On November 6th, eligible voters of the U.S will go to their polling places to cast a ballot on federal and local candidates, school board members, mayors, commissioners, numerous amendments or referendums, and many other things
Minnesotans are no different. We will go out and vote, slap on that “I Voted!” sticker, and go on with our days.
But not really.
See, for the first time in Minnesota history, there is an amendment on the ballot which asks Minnesotans if they believe marriage should be between only one man and one woman. This has happened in 31 states. And, unfortunately, an amendment exactly like the one that will be presented in November has passed in all 31 of those states.
So while some people are only voting on school referendums and elected officials, I get to watch my state vote on whether or not my future marriage will ever be recognized here. Which feels pretty awful, if you ask me.
Take a minute to read the rest of the post.
I’ll be here, faithfully, sharing news, information and ways to take action all the way up until election day.
Here’s to November 7th. May the tears we shed be those of joy.