Sadly, there have been multiple reports of Vote No yard signs being stolen across the state. Because these signs are personal property, it is very important that you report this theft to your local authorities. Additionally, Stand Up, Stand Out! Bloomington MN is also recommending that you report stolen signs to Out Front Minnesota so that these crimes can be tracked.
Stand Up also provides a couple of ideas on how to discourage future theft:
Affix your sign to a fence, wall, door, or tree; put it above the front door; put it in a front window.
Keep it close to the house, not out by the sidewalk or street.
Put an American flag sticker on it
Put one of those “This property under video surveillance” stickers on it.
Put a sticker on it, or write on it with Sharpie: PLEASE STEAL THIS SIGN, IF YOU DO I WILL JUST DONATE ANOTHER $10 TO DEFEAT THE ANTI-MARRIAGE AMENDMENT.
For additional information, check out their post on Facebook.
Note: Some folks are taking a creative approach to let vandals and thieves know they won’t be silenced. For everyone that has had to deal with this, I’m truly sorry. This is the type of hatred and ignorance that will only continue to spread if this amendment passes here in Minnesota.