…so I just sent a thank-you note to my representative, Frank Hornstein (61A), and my senator (and chief author), Scott Dibble (61), for their efforts in pursuing marriage equality in Minnesota.
Also, I sent notes to several Republican senators (right), whom have been identified as possible “yes” votes by Minnesotan Republicans for the Freedom to Marry on Facebook, to thank them for their thoughtful consideration of the bill and also to urge them to VOTE “YES!” I encourage you to do the same. Feel free to use what I wrote (end of post!).
Finally, the Senate will convene at 12 noon today at the State Capitol, at which point it will shortly proceed to the floor debate on the marriage equality bill. Join me and many other happy people rallying for support as this bill faces its final hurdle! (After that, it’s just the Governor’s signature, and we know that he supports this bill.) Find more event information here.
Here’s the list of senators and their emails:
Sen. Julie Rosen
Sen. Karin Housley
Sen. Dave Senjem
Sen. Jeremy Miller
Sen. Branden Petersen (bill co-sponsor)
Sen. John Pederson
Sen. Carla Nelson
Sen. Julianne Ortman
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Hi Senator Last Name,
I am writing you as a lifelong Minnesotan to show support for the bill that you will be debating and voting on later today that would provide the freedom to marry to all couples in Minnesota.
I know you have likely heard from hundreds, if not thousands, of people who want you to vote one way or another on this issue.
I truly believe, in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Minnesota can be the 12th state to create a more just and perfect Union in the United States.
I urge you to vote for justice—vote “yes!”—and I also would like to thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this bill, no matter the way you ultimately vote.