Local 151: Ramsey County Community Human Services

Marriage Amendment/ GLBT Equality

May 20th marked the one-year anniversary of the day the Legislature decided to put the anti-marriage amendment on the ballot.  It's been a year full of organizing, fundraising, and talking to people about why marriage matters for all people, and why it's so very important to defeat this amendment in November.

To mark the anniversary date, there were more than 200 house parties held throughout Minnesota, allowing people to talk about why marriage matters to them, find out the latest information from Minnesotans United for All Famillies (the Campaign that is organizing to defeat the amendment) and do some fundraising.

Members of our Local 151 Marriage Commitee joined the efforts of the Civil Rights Alliance of Council 5, and hosted a party on May 19th.  We had over 3 dozen people there, and raised more than $2500 for the Campaign. 

Check out the full story on at afscmemn.org/united-marriage

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March 29th - Rally on the lawn at noon, sign up to meet with your legislators throughout the day.

 Make the commitment to unite for a day of action to defeat the amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples and equip ourselves with new skills to take back to our communities to move Minnesota forward for LGBT equality.

Sign up at outfront.org/takeaction/lobbyday

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Don't Leave It Up To Luck!  Come learn about all of the current legislative threats to Minnesotans.

 

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January 9th - Please join us for pizza and videos as we talk about Labor & Civil Rights: Past, Present and Future

One of the most important things you can do during the Holidays!

During the Holiday season you may find yourself gathering with people you don’t see very often. Please talk to them about why defeating the constitutional amendment is important to you.

In a unanimous vote on August 8, 2011, the Minnesota AFL-CIO General Board approved a resolution opposing the November 2012 constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.

The resolution puts the state’s largest labor federation, made up of more than 1,000 affiliated local unions representing more than 300,000 working people, squarely against enshrining discrimination in the state’s constitution.

Local 151 Members supporting equality for GLBT met on the Kellogg Blvd East lawn on Monday, July 11, 2011 to learn more about the discrimination that is inherent in the proposed marriage amendment.  Mary Larson, Vice President, spoke to the crowd about working for equality for all citizens, clients and colleagues.

 

In the 2012 election, there will be a question on the ballot asking voters to define marriage.  The amendment is designed to restrict the rights of certain individual in MN. Local 151 has created a new committee to work to defeat the amendment.  Read more...

There are many layers to the conversation regarding the marriage amendment - it is not an issue that can easily be discussed in sound bites. So we have created several materials that delve a little deeper into the various aspects.

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