Presentation on theme: "Minnesota Reconciling Potluck January 26, 2013 Dave Nuckols Minnetonka UMC layperson & parent (952) 210-0155 (cell)"— Presentation transcript:
Minnesota Reconciling Potluck January 26, 2013 Dave Nuckols Minnetonka UMC layperson & parent (952) 210-0155 (cell) email@example.com
Agenda Organizations worth supporting Report on the OutFront Summit Plans for Legislative Action & Web resources
Reconciling Ministries Network – @ your church … if not yet “official” Reconciling Process, Statement & Vote Committee, Task Force, Class or Circle membership Individual membership – Minnesota Reconciling Churches Monthly meeting & annual potluck Pride Festival Booth & Parade Advertising, Website, Facebook – RMN Extension Ministries for focused efforts – 2013: coach training, and more churches – 2013-2016: prepare for Annual & General Conferences – Always: Invite & welcome seekers & Christians
Organizations Worth Supporting MN United 2.0 … for another campaign season >> grass roots and lobbying for marriage equality – Lead/founding groups OutFront MN Project 515 Human Rights Campaign OutFront MN … for another 25 years >> organizing, empowerment & support for all LGBT issues – OutFront Action PAC – Faith Table PFLAG >> resources & support group for parents
Report on the recent “Summit” Equality & Justice Summit – December 1, 2012 – Minneapolis Hilton Hotel Purpose: gearing up for phase 2 – We defeated the Amendment, so what’s next? – OutFront MN is 25 yrs old, so what’s next? Over 500 in attendance for full day Faith community well-represented & recognized For all the presentations / handouts go to: – http://www.outfront.org/summit http://www.outfront.org/summit Follow-up Community Action Trainings: – http://www.outfront.org/takeaction/cats http://www.outfront.org/takeaction/cats
Sessions Covered: LGBT Experiences of Aging Deepening Understanding of Our LGBTQA Communities Building the Movement for LGBT Equality and Racial Justice A Conversation about Violence in Our Communities Making Marriage Equality a Reality in Minnesota Multi-Racial Perspectives for Safe Schools - Sharing Our Stories, Linking Our Movements Trans Healthcare Health Care Reform & LGBTQ Communities: Taking Action, Ensuring Inclusion People of Faith Campaign Debrief: The Skills that Made Us Successful How Does the 2012 Election Impact the Minnesota Safe Schools Movement Youth Homelessness Panel World AIDS Day Plenary
Plans for Legislative Action Priorities – Marriage Equality – Safe Schools for All – Healthy Communities Strategies – Grass Roots Lobbying Calls / Emails Individual and Group Visits Lobby Days Demonstrations – Political engagement Financial support Mobilization – Persistence through three election cycles
Special Elections – Feb. 12 House District 14A in St Cloud – Joanne Dorsher (DFL) – Tarryl Clark ally http://www.joannedorsher.com/ http://www.facebook.com/jdorsher vs. Allen Quist (GOP) – Bachmann ally House District 19A in Mankato – Clark Johnson (DFL) www.clarkjohnson4mn.org http://www.facebook.com/clark.johnson.5623 vs. Allen Quist (GOP) – Bachmann ally And then keep going… – 2014: all MN House races + Governor w/o presidential lift – 2016: all MN Senate and House races
Grassroots – YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE Join, facebook-likes for lead groups, and get involved – Making calls just like in the campaign – Keep the conversations going Get to your (&more) legislators – No matter what party affiliation Lobby Day – Freedom to Marry Day Feb. 14 – 3:00 – 4:30 pm – State Capitol Rotunda http://mnunited.org/events/freedom-to-marry-day/ – Safe Schools Youth Summit http://www.outfront.org/resources/safeschools Feb. 18 – 3:00 – 4:30 pm – State Capitol Offices Contribute financially – at any level – MN United & OutFront Action PAC For more see http://www.outfront.org/calendarhttp://www.outfront.org/calendar
Minnesota Reconciling Congregations – http://www.mnrcumc.org http://www.mnrcumc.org – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-Reconciling- Congregations/211819085497409 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnesota-Reconciling- Congregations/211819085497409 Reconciling Ministry Network http://www.rmnetwork.org/ http://www.facebook.com/reconciling.ministries.network RMN Extension Ministries (link from main website) – Trans, RMC, UMOC, MOSAIC, PRN United Methodists for Marriage Equality – http://mfsaweb.org/ http://mfsaweb.org/ – http://www.facebook.com/UnitedMethodistsforMarriageEquality http://www.facebook.com/UnitedMethodistsforMarriageEquality Methodist Federation for Social Action – http://mfsaweb.org/ http://mfsaweb.org/ – http://www.facebook.com/MFSAVoices http://www.facebook.com/MFSAVoices @ your church – What messaging on your church website & facebook?
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