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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:07 PM

Voter ID - How to contribute to defeating Voter ID. And some events and websites

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I was wondering how to contribute to defeating the Voter ID amendment in Minnesota -- not defeating it will result in the effective disenfranchisement of I'd guess several percent, of whom most vote Democratic, and obviously making it a lot harder to elect Democratic candidates and to vote in progressive causes. I also figured it was a good "bang for the buck" investment compared to giving to some multi-tens and hundreds of million dollar senate campaign, let alone the billion $ presidential campaign.

There are a number of organizations that I know are heavily involved in this, such as the League of Women Voters, ACLU, Take Action Minnesota, Isaiah, and Our Vote Our Future, but I didn't just want to give to one of these organizations and have it used for purposes other than voter ID. (Sorry, but its a big chunk of money, so if I'm a bit fussy about this, well, again sorry). Anyway, it seems to me that OurVoteOurFuture.org is the best choice. They do a lot of phone-banking on this issue, and they are the ones behind the blue and white sign "Vote No On Voter Restriction www.ourvoteourfuture.org" lawn signs.



They are a coalition of several organizations (scroll down their home page, http://www.ourvoteourfuture.org to see a lot of them), including TakeActionMN, ACLU, LWV, ISAIAH, Color The Vote, AARP, AFL-CIO, MPIRG, lots of unions, on and on. To see the entire list, click on the "About The Campaign" .

Campaign Co-Chairs: Vice President Walter Mondale, Governor Arne Carlson, Dr. Josie Johnson, Congressman Tim Penny

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/OurVoteOurFuture

takeActionMinnesota.org would have been my next choice - they seem heavily focused on Voter ID (good).

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Some upcoming events that I found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Plan-to-Vote-NO-on-the-MN-Voter-ID-Constitutional-Amendment/304576996257956 or http://www.facebook.com/OurVoteOurFuture


{1} Sunday, Oct. 14, 4-7 p.m. Louisiana Cafe (Selby & Dale) in St. Paul

On Sunday, Oct. 14, 4-7 p.m., join friends and fellow no-voters at the Louisiana Cafe in St. Paul for beverages, appetizers and a short program at 5:00pm. Money raised will benefit OurVoteOurFuture's media campaign to fight passage of the photo ID amendment. Special guests: Alice Hausman, John Harrington, Sheldon Johnson, John Lesch, Becky Lourey, Tim Mahoney, Carlos Mariani, John Marty, Mary Jo McGuire, Rena Moran, Sandy Pappas and Dave Thune
http://new.evite.com/#view_invite/rsvp_yes:eid=01C4AARBSZ35RYIKGEPCAXSPFUM5JA


{2} ROCHESTER - Oct 16 and Oct 23

Former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson and former congressman and Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tim Penny are both planning to visit Rochester this month to speak out against the proposed Voter ID constitutional amendment.

Carlson plans to speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Century High School, 2525 Viola Road N.E., Rochester. Penny, president and CEO of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, will speak at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Rochester Senior Center, 121 N. Broadway.

Both events are free and open to the public. They are sponsored by the League of Women Voters, AARP, the Rochester Senior Center, AAUW and Our Vote, Our Future.
Source (no more info): http://www.postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1511345
Found on: http://www.facebook.com/OurVoteOurFuture

{3} Raising Our Collective Voices Against Voter Restriction March and Rally on Saturday, October 20, 2 pm

Saturday, October 20 at 2:00pm at one of the two marching starting points --

One on the North Side - NOC Office - 911 W. Broadway (Route will be on Plymouth)
and one the NE side - East Side Neighborhood Services- 1700 NE 2nd St;

Our Marching Groups will meet on the Plymouth Bridge and then proceed to Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Union Parking Lot (67-8th Ave. NE., N.E. Minneapolis) for a Rally (at 4:00 pm) with Energizing Speakers. This is Call To Action Event !! When the Rally ends, please join us in the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Union for a Vote No Phone Bank Power Hour.

http://www.facebook.com/events/428725933851822/


{4} Oct 23 Varsity Theater in Dinkytown - Doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM. (Its also about the Marriage Amendment)

Like local music? Want to take action to defeat BOTH amendments? We've joined OutFront Minnesota and MPIRG - Minnesota Public Interest Research Group to put together an amazing, one-night-only lineup to take down the amendments.
Varsity Theater, 1308 4th Street S.E. (Dinkytown), Minneapolis. $8 in advance, $10 at door ($8 with college id)
https://www.facebook.com/events/416239645104292/


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http://www.facebook.com/OurVoteOurFuture

UPDATED (October 9): Our Vote Our Future lawn signs and campaign materials are now available across the state. Pick one up today!

St. Paul: MN AFL-CIO, 175 Aurora Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103

St. Paul: TakeAction Minnesota, 705 Raymond Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Coon Rapids: 9696 University Avenue NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448 Phone: 651-319-2414

Duluth:TakeAction Minnesota Duluth, 423 W Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802 Phone: 218-693-9006

Eagan: 4450 Erin Drive, Suite 200, Eagan, MN 55122 Phone: 218-234-7320

North Minneapolis: 1505 W Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Phone: 612-807-3371

Oakdale: 6993 35th Street N , Oakdale, MN 55128 Phone: 651-815-3146

Rochester: 401 16th Ave. NW #105, Rochester, MN 55901 Phone: 507-440-3312

St. Cloud: 14 5th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301 Phone: 320-252-4446

Willmar: 2324 E. Hwy 12, Willmar, MN 56201 Phone: 320-292-2364

Coming soon to Minnetonka, Bemidji, Brainerd, Moorhead details soon

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On Edit 1117p CT 10/13/12: Added a picture of the lawn sign
On Edit 418a CT 10/14/12: Louisiana Cafe is at Dale & Selby in St. Paul.

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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:19 PM

1. An amazing post, progree. Thanks for sharing it. n/t

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