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Letter about marraige amendment


Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Do You Know The Facts behind the Proposed Amendment Change?

Same sex marriage is illegal in the state of Minnesota and will remain so regardless of the outcome of the election. “The Marriage Amendment” is NOT about making same-sex marriage legal or illegal -- same-sex marriage will still be illegal on Nov. 7th. Also, the state constitution currently contains no language in regards to marriage.

We are voting on altering the state’s constitution. If you vote no, the constitution will remain exactly as it stands today. If you vote yes, the constitution will be re-written to include a statement prohibiting any future possibility for marriage equality. If this amendment passes we will add language discriminating against a segment of the population and close the door for any conversations on this issue for future generations.

I clarify these points because, as a volunteer for Minnesotans United for All Families, it has become clear in my conversations that many people are confused by this proposed amendment change. Before you vote, please make sure you know what this amendment means. Leave the constitution of this great state alone. Join me -- vote No.

Adrienne Sweeney

Lanesboro, MN 55949

Letter about marriage amendment

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I wonder how we would vote, if given the chance today, to end slavery, or to give women the right to vote, or whether to integrate the Little Rock High School in 1957. Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Dwight Eisenhower showed the ..... 
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Letter about frac mining

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Frac Sand: What is the benefit/impact to Fillmore County? I have followed the discussion of frac sand mining ordinances over the past six months. Frac sand supporters have touted that jobs will be created to support this industry. It ..... 
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Letter about Tschumper

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I was reminded this weekend that our communities in Southeast Minnesota have come a long way since that day in August 2007 when eighteen inches of rain fell in our corner of the State. My neighbor recalled that our State Representati ..... 
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Letter about Voter ID

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Voter ID A Simple Thing? The Voter Restriction Amendment is not a simple thing at all. It changes Minnesota’s election process which currently works. Local governments would need to raise property taxes to pay for it because it w ..... 
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Letter about Lanesboro

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, This past weekend I was a guest in Lanesboro and privileged to take part in the “Taste of the Trail.” While Whalan and Peterson went all out with signs and decorations, I feel Lanesboro was sadly lacking in both. Where was your ..... 
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Letter about fracking sand

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Let’s be positive about fracking sand and find a way to speed the production of some of the large amount of energy in this country. Let’s give the families who struggled at times to maintain this area of Minnesota that we love a ..... 
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Letter about voter suppression

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Should Minnesota voters be required to show a state-issued photo ID with their current address on Election Day? NO. Expensive: State-issued IDs and provisional ballots, plus labor, would cost millions of dollars Minnesota doesn’t ha ..... 
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Letter about abortion

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The main concerns of Americans are jobs and the economy, so how did the conversation change to abortion? The new members of Congress have abandoned jobs and the economy and focused on restricting women’s access to abortion. Pro- ..... 
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