Minnesota NOW and the Pro-Choice community as a whole contributed significant resources to the fight for marriage equality here in Minnesota. That is why we at Minnesota NOW were very disappointed to hear that the Minnesotans United PAC screens their candidates focused singularly on the issue of marriage for same-sex couples and that they will be providing funding to several legislators who have a history of voting for anti-choice legislation. We were told the Minnesotans United PAC will raise and spend resources to support legislators who voted for same-sex marriage – they have no other screens and are aware this model won’t work for all donors. We are truly saddened that the Minnesotans United PAC does not have our back when we need them. We are not equal until we are ALL equal.
We encourage you to direct your financial support to the Minnesota NOW PAC which screens candidates on all of our six core issues: LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, economic justice, racial equality, constitutional equality and freedom from violence. This will ensure your money is supporting a candidate that acts on all of your values, not just one.
The following 11 legislators are being made a priority by the Minnesotans United PAC and had a less than 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota last session:
Representative Joe Radinovich (DFL)
of Crosby, Minnesota – District 10B
Representative Tim Faust (DFL)
of Hinckley, Minnesota – District 11B
Representative Roger Erickson (DFL)
of Baudette, Minnesota – District 2B
Representative John Ward (DFL)
of Brainerd, MN – District 10A
Representative Pat Garofalo (R)
of Farmington, MN – District 58B
Representative Paul Marquart (DFL)
of Dilworth, MN – District 4B
Representative Jenifer Loon (R)
of Eden Prairie, MN – District 48B
Representative Jay McNamar (DFL)
of Elbow Lake, MN – District 12A
Senator Branden Petersen (R)
of Andover, MN – District 35.
Representative Andrea Kieffer (R)
of Woodbury, MN – District 53B
Representative David FitzSimmons (R)
of Albertville, MN – District 30B
Again, we urge you to support a PAC who truly has your back. Donate to the MN NOW PAC here.