On February 9, Minnesotans will act to keep their rights as voters in the Day of Action for Democracy: Protect the voice of the 99% in Minnesota, rallying together in the State Capitol Rotunda.
The rally begins at the Capitol at 10:30 a.m — noon, but the Day of Action will continue from noon – 1:15 p.m. when buses will depart from the Capitol for a peaceful, public action to take the pro-democracy message to the 1%.
Free buses depart at 10:00 a.m. from SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, 345 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, or SEIU Local 26 706 1st St. N, Minneapolis, and return around 1:30 p.m. RVSP here.
Why the mobilization?
The same 1% forces of extreme greed that crashed the economy are now attacking Minnesota’s democracy, including our most fundamental right – the right to vote.
The Minnesota Legislature is considering an overly restrictive, partisan “Voter ID” amendment to the Minnesota Constitution. Put simply, the Voter ID Amendment is voter suppression—a modern-day poll tax.
It targets communities that are most hurt by the destructive policies of the 1%—students, older Minnesotans, people of color, soldiers on active duty, people with disabilities, low-income communities, and more.
Minnesota pushes back against voter suppression
Minnesotans are already pushing back against the misguided amendment.
Over a hundred-and-fifty Minnesotans carrying signs saying “Our Voices Count!” – including seniors, students, veterans — turned out at a State Senate hearing on Wednesday, February 1 to oppose a photo ID amendment bill that GOP legislators are seeking to place on Minnesota’s November ballot.
For more details about the action and to join us, click here.
For more information, contact Liz Loeb at 651.379.0763 or Liz@TakeActionMinnesota.org.