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Rice County to Organize at Kick-Off Event to Defeat Amendment
Submitted by Marie Frederickson on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 10:48am
On Monday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Weitz Center for Creativity at Carleton College, residents from all across Rice County will come together to organize to defeat the proposed amendment that would limit the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in Minnesota.
The Rice County Votes NO! Community Kickoff is being organized by a group of local residents and leaders working with Minnesotans United for All Families. The event will bring together local teachers, parents, faith leaders and more to speak to hundreds of Rice County residents about the efforts happening in their own communities to defeat the amendment. These leaders will share their own personal stories to galvanize others to have conversations with their friends, family and neighbors about why they’re voting no in November.
Rice County Votes NO! Community Kick-off
Monday, June 18
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Registration, social time, and music
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome, musical performances and Rice County personal stories*
Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College
320 Third Street East
Northfield, MN 55057
Bruce Benson – retired St. Olaf College Pastor; Northfield resident
Rev. Eva Cavaleri – Episcopal Priest and Chaplain at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School; Faribault resident
Marie Frederickson – Northfield resident
Kate Walls – Co-Owner of Singing Hills Dairy; Nerstrand resident
Rob Hardy – Poet; Northfield resident
Hütenänny– Northfield band
Bob Gregory-Bjorklund– Director of Spirit Voices, First UCC; Dundas resident
Dan Kallman – Choir director, Bethel Lutheran; Northfield resident
*Following the kickoff celebration, Rice County residents will share personal stories for the remainder of the evening. Media will be asked to leave the event after the speakers finish at 7:30.
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