10 May

Faith in Minnesota to Launch Major End of Legislative Session Mobilization

Faith in Minnesota to Launch Major End of Legislative Session Mobilization

Volunteers will knock on 30,000 doors in 9 key Senate Districts, talking to 5,000 voters

ST. PAUL, Minn. – May 10, 2019 – As we approach the final days of legislative session, Minnesotans from across the state are frustrated with the lack of leadership from the Minnesota Senate on key issues such as affordable healthcare, childcare assistance, Paid Family and Medical Leave and 100% Clean Energy. Leaders with Faith in Minnesota have planned an unprecedented push to mobilize voters to contact their Senators in the last days of the 2019 session to give them notice that it’s time to #LeadOrLeave.

Most Minnesotans – black or white, rural or urban, left or right – want pretty similar things. They value their families and need policies that allow us to care for each other and thrive. Sadly, the senate has gotten in the way of families being able to do that. The obstruction and blocking of policies for regular families have been to the benefit of big corporations and big pharma, while to the detriment of families across the state.

“Minnesotans across the state agree with our bold vision for our families and our future. They are ready for champions that will go to bat for our issues and make clear the choice between serving the interests of a privileged few or the people of Minnesota,” said Patsy Foster-Bolton, a FiMN leader in Minnetonka.

“We believe it will take strong leadership from the Governor and House along with maximum pressure on the Senate to deliver on the agenda that Minnesota needs,” said Khalid Omar, leader with the Muslim Coalition of Faith in Minnesota.

We believe that the best way to get the Senate’s attention is to get out of the Capitol and into key Senate Districts to make clear to voters the choices being made by their senator and generate hundreds of phone calls and conversations within the district.

Faith In Minnesota’s #LeadOrLeave Mobilization Plan includes:

  • Training 350-400 volunteers to filling over 700 volunteer shifts to knock on doors in 9 Senate Districts across the state to show the public demand for our agenda: affordable healthcare, childcare assistance, Paid Family & Medical Leave, 100% Clean Energy, and restoring voting rights and driver’s licenses.
  • Knock on more than 30,000 doors and talk to more than 5,000 voters, generating calls on the spot to senators.
  • Highlight via social media using the hashtags #LeadOrLeave and #NoIsNotAPlan.
  • In addition, we will conduct Spanish-language community canvassing and Muslim-to-Muslim door knocking in select communities.

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Faith in Minnesota

Faith in Minnesota is a political home for people of faith who are acting boldly and prophetically to create a new, people-centered politics in our state — one rooted in abundance, where everyone is in and no one is out. www.faithinmn.org