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Events Sponsored by TAMN Partners
12:00 Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue in Saint Paul, MN
An AA Degree When Student Finishes High School (The Achievement Gap Committee)
5:30 University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN
Hubert Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
6:15 Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College, 625 22nd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN
Secretary of State Candidate Forum
5:30 METROPOLITAN BALLROOM 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN
6th Annual Celebration of John Brandl in Honor of Al Quie and Don Fraser
8:30 Gardens of Salonica, 19 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN
Why Worry About ALEC? [Stone Arch Discussion Group]
9:00 St. Louis Park City Hall, Council Chambers, 3rd Floor 5005 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Immigration - Its Contribution to MN's Changing Demographics and Economy
Bernie Sanders Graphic
A recent General Accounting Office study revealed that turnout was at least 1.9 percent lower in 2012 in Kansas vs 2008 and 2.2 percent lower in Tennesee as a result of new Voter ID laws. That means it's likely 34,000 more Kansans and 88,000 Tennesseans would have voted if the new laws weren't in place. Young people, black people, and newly registered people were the groups that saw the biggest drop in turnout.
Talks on Voting
& Voter Restriction at
2012 GOTV Concert
Ministers and community leaders introduced concert goers to the history of voting in the U.S. and MN, commented on the devastating impact the Voter Restriction Amendment would have on the MN election process, and encouraged concert goers to vote for the candidates who include everyone in their vision for MN and the country. You can hear their insightful presentations on this half hour tape.
The speakers, introduced by the concert organizer Reva Chamblis, included:
Lobbying Coordinator, ACLU MN
The Struggle to Expand U.S. Voting
Dane Smith - President, Growth and Justice
"Minnesota leads the nation in voter turnout.
. . . We have one of the most open and
accessible, accurate and upright voting
systems in the world."
Joy Marsh Stephens
ISAIAH Chairperson for West Suburban Region
Informed Voters Need to Vote for Candidates that Benefit Everyone.
Pastor Devin Miller
"It doesn't take a whole lot of votes to
make a difference, but it sure makes a
difference if a whole lot of people don't vote."
View the video of their talks by John Risken.