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Minnesota Reconciling Potluck January 26, 2013 Dave Nuckols Minnetonka UMC layperson & parent (952) 210-0155 (cell)

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1 Minnesota Reconciling Potluck January 26, 2013 Dave Nuckols Minnetonka UMC layperson & parent (952) (cell)

2 Agenda Organizations worth supporting Report on the OutFront Summit Plans for Legislative Action & Web resources

3 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 – : prepare for Annual & General Conferences – Always: Invite & welcome seekers & Christians

4 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

5 LGBT Rights – we are not alone

6 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: – Follow-up Community Action Trainings: –

7 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

8 Plans for Legislative Action Priorities – Marriage Equality – Safe Schools for All – Healthy Communities Strategies – Grass Roots Lobbying Calls / s Individual and Group Visits Lobby Days Demonstrations – Political engagement Financial support Mobilization – Persistence through three election cycles

9 Special Elections – Feb. 12 House District 14A in St Cloud – Joanne Dorsher (DFL) – Tarryl Clark ally vs. Allen Quist (GOP) – Bachmann ally House District 19A in Mankato – Clark Johnson (DFL) 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

10 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 – Safe Schools Youth Summit Feb. 18 – 3:00 – 4:30 pm – State Capitol Offices Contribute financially – at any level – MN United & OutFront Action PAC For more see

11 Web-based Resources Minnesotans United for All Families – – OutFront MN – – – – Project 515 – – Human Rights Campaign – – PFLAG Twin Cities Chapter –

12 Minnesota Reconciling Congregations – – Congregations/ Congregations/ Reconciling Ministry Network RMN Extension Ministries (link from main website) – Trans, RMC, UMOC, MOSAIC, PRN United Methodists for Marriage Equality – – Methodist Federation for Social Action – – your church – What messaging on your church website & facebook?


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