Yesterday’s polling numbers were a bit of sad news showing that, if we were to vote today, the mean-spirited marriage amendment would pass.
If you were left wondering, “Who is going to vote for this thing?” here is your answer. We need to shake our mindset that it’s “just religious people” or that it’s “just older Minnesotans” or it’s “just republicans” voting for the amendment. Minnesotans from all walks of life are saying “yes” and the breakdown of polling numbers show that as well.
So, am I saying it’s a lost cause? Absolutely not. It highlights, even more, why we need to have the tough conversations with family, friends and co-workers. I guarantee you that the people in this video know LGBTA people. Have those LGBTA friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members… talked about this amendment? Have they shared their personal story to help the folks in this video understand the far-reaching impacts of this amendment?
If we’re not having the conversations, if we’re not volunteering our time, if we’re not telling our stories, we will lose this fight. The polling already tells us that.
So what are we going to do about it? Come on Minnesota, I know we’re better than this!
Note: There is an entire series of “vote yes” commercials just like this one. I posted another one in May of this year and will continue to share so that each of us understands what the yes side looks like. It’s a diverse group of people and we need to remember that, so that we tell our stories and engage all people, not just those that we think will vote yes.