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Anna Schier August 21, 2012 at 03:58 am
I love the price range of this event -- it seems like the sale is structured to include everyone,Read More regardless of budget.
Will Hardy June 20, 2012 at 02:46 am
If you really thought it was going to pass with an overwhelming majority, you wouldn't have spentRead More such a long time crafting such a hateful comment defensive of your own conservative views. This isn't about partisanship, politics, or popular culture. This isn't about you. It's about defending the rights of the countless homosexual that serve our community and serve you, whether or not you are aware of it, who you've just alienated with your terribly hurtful comment. I deeply hope this amendment doesn't pass, but whether or not it does, it was still so beautiful to see so many people together in one place supportive of gay's rights in our community.
Amy June 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm
I'm curious, Karine....What conservative roots do you believe this country was built upon? MyRead More understanding is that the most beatiful treasure we have always had in the United States is freedom. Freedom is a fairly radical concept in this world and many generations have fought in this country to embrace that freedom as we developed as a society to understand how treating people equally is a part of freedom for all. (For women, for people of color, for all differences. ) Freedom is nothing to joke about.....when my sister and her partner were able to get married in Iowa, I felt the power of that freedom. I know it is hard to imagine as heterosexuals how oppressive an anti-marriage law would feel, but think about it terms of it being illegal to marry the person you love because your society doesn't recognize your love. This isn't about politics, my super conservative (politically) relatives were at that wedding, celebrating with the rest of us. This is about people and to pass this amendment would be hurtful. It goes against everything that is "Minnesota nice." Amy Haslett-Marroquin
Rob Hardy June 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm
"It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, and no distant period, a great Nation, to giveRead More to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a People always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence." George Washington, "Farewell Address," 1796. "I want a kind and tender heart..." John Quincy Adams, "The Wants of Man." "With malice toward none, with charity for all..." Abraham Lincoln, "Second Inaugural Address," 1865. "Utopian minds," indeed. Justice, benevolence, kindness, charity, magnanimity: these are in the roots of the American people, and nourish the tree of liberty which continues to grow and shelter more people under its generous branches.
Jane B McWilliams June 20, 2012 at 02:32 am
Thanks, Corey, for the story, great photos and video of the Rice County Votes No event. If peopleRead More want to get involved locally, every Tuesday from 6:30-9:30 at the First UCC Church, there are phone conversations to local people to talk about how the amendment would restrict the freedom to marry. For more information or to volunteer, call Liz Haan, liz@mnunited.org.
Penny Hillemann April 13, 2012 at 01:56 am
I'm delighted to hear of this recognition for Molly, whose works and energy have inspired me for theRead More past 20 years.
Jane B McWilliams April 13, 2012 at 03:22 am
Molly is the last person to expect to be recognized for all she does! One of her gifts is to knowRead More people, to see their strengths, and support them as they move into action. Many of the organizations in town, the county and state were established as a result of Molly's work behind the scenes, not to get the job done herself, but by matching the right people to the right causes to make things happen and then by quietly supporting them when needed.
Sue Woehrlin April 13, 2012 at 06:52 am
Way to go Mom. I'm very proud of you!! ;-) P.S. At least one organization is missing from theRead More list-- PFLAG-- probably others, as well-- who can keep track!!
Penny Hillemann May 30, 2012 at 01:03 pm
I assumed when I first heard about the title change that it meant it was no longer a programRead More exclusively for girls. I'm surprised to learn that it doesn't mean that.
Hayes Scriven May 30, 2012 at 01:47 pm
Penny and Betsy: I am on the board of DJJD. I do not have a lot to do with the Ambassador program,Read More however, I wanted to clarify one thing. The program is open to both boys and girls. The requirements are here: http://www.djjd.org/royalty-requirements/ Here is also the mission statement for the program. Mission Statement The Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassador Scholarship Program is designed to promote growth and educational experiences to young adults through the promotion of the Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration. The Defeat of Jesse James Days is dedicated to volunteerism and developing leaders who will serve as positive role models. The Defeat of Jesse James Days Ambassador Scholarship Program accomplishes this by enabling young adults 1) to learn more about the Defeat of Jesse James Days history and celebration 2) to participate in the promotion of the Defeat of Jesse James Days while educating the public as our ambassadors and 3) to create lifelong memories and associations. Finally, here is a link to the programs webpage on djjd.org. http://www.djjd.org/royalty-scholarship-program/
Betsy Gasior May 30, 2012 at 02:49 pm
Thanks for that clarification, Hayes! That wasn't clear from the article that was originallyRead More posted. I'm excited that all of Northfield's youth have an amazing opportunity to represent the town they love!