MPR posted an article this weekend highlighting the fact that both sides of the amendment debate would be out in full force at the Minnesota State Fair – also known as the Great Minnesota Get Together.
According to MPR:
Inside the fairgrounds, Minnesotans United has its first booth at the fair, an orange and blue shack ringed by people waiting to make donations, buy T-shirts or pick up a free “Vote NO” fan on a stick.
A half-block away on the same street, marriage amendment supporters have their booth… Autumn Leva, a spokeswoman for Minnesota for Marriage, a group that supports the amendment, said fair-goers are signing Marriage Protection Pledge forms and entering their marriage proposal contest.
The article provides some good quotes from state-goers themselves – from both opponents and supporters of the amendment. From the sounds of it, folks aren’t shy to share their support of the amendment at the Sate Fair – that’s where Minnesotans United volunteers come in. As we continue to tell our stories and talk to voters about the negative consequences of this amendment, we begin to change minds. Maybe not over night, but I truly believe that we’ve come a LONG way in the last year.
If you’d like to volunteer at the State Fair and help get out the Vote NO message, check out my blog post from earlier today.
And while you’re out there volunteering, don’t forget to check out the delicious Spam Curds!