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‘Minnesotans United’ Reception in New York City

March 19, 2012

Happy Monday Ex-Pats!

A friend who knows of my love for all-things-Minnesota recently sent on the following fundraiser invitation, and I thought it would be pretty uncontroversial to assume all us Minnesotans in NYC are against the bizarre attempt by some unfortunate motherlanders to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage.

In addition to making NYC a much friendlier place with our Minnesotan cheer, I think we definitely have to embrace our two-way street of geographical dislocation and cultural exchange. Namely, it’s important that we do what we can from afar to make sure Minnesota remains a bastion of tolerance and warmth in the Upper Midwest.

With that in mind – have a read below, check out their website, and seriously consider if you’ve got the cash to make a suggested donation. It sounds like it’ll be a really fun time!

With Love and Faith in a Tolerant Minnesota,


You’re Invited to a
New York City reception to benefit Minnesotans United for All Families

At the home of Esta Eiger Stecher
1021 Park Avenue, Apt 10A, New York City, 10028

Monday March 26, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Special Guest Lizz Winstead
Minnesota native and
Co-Creator and former head writer for “The Daily Show”

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Peter Faber, Mark Sexton & Kirk Wallace, Travis Cinco & John Pershing, Paul Boskind

Hear an insider briefing from Richard Carlbom, the Campaign Manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, a broad multi-partisan coalition of organizations working to defeat a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

Suggested donation
$100 – $250 – $500 – $1000

To RSVP, join the host committee, or receive further information, contact:
Amy Lange at or (651) 330-6852

Minnesotans United for All Families is the official campaign that will defeat the constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples. Minnesotans United is a broad coalition of organizations and community and business leaders. Faith, labor, progressive and nonpartisan organizations, communities of color, current and former elected officials, Republicans, DFLers, Greens, and Independents have all joined to defeat this amendment.

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