Breaking News: Minnesota for Marriage Reports 10,000 Volunteers, $830,000 Raised!


Excellent news from the Minnesota for Marriage coalition which is pushing for the marriage amendment this November:

Today, Minnesota for Marriage (MFM,) a broad-based coalition of groups working to pass the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment in November, disclosed it raised $830,000 in cash donations. Additionally, the MFM coalition today reported they have recruited over 10,000 volunteers in 2011.

“We are very pleased with our fundraising and recruiting efforts to date,” said John Helmberger, Minnesota for Marriage Chairman. “We have demonstrated substantial and broad-based support for preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Not only have we generated a great deal of financial support for the campaign, we have generated incredible, broad-based citizen support by recruiting over 10,000 volunteers for our campaign. We’re off to a great start.”

... “We have always expected to be outspent by our opponents,” Helmberger said. “This has been the case in most of the recent state marriage campaigns including in California and Maine. Our objective is to make sure we raise enough money to communicate our messages, and we’re certainly on track to do that. We’re in a good position going forward and have built a solid foundation of financial and organizational support.”


  1. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    This is fantastic news! True that the opposition will outspend MN for Marriage, but no amount of money can counteract the simple truths that are being brilliantly presented in MN for Marriage's video series. Check them out if you haven't already done so.

  2. Melody jacobson
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Washington State is going to pass same sex marriage bill, not letting the people vote on this, what can I do to help stop this in my State. Elected officials are liberal also the Newspaper, I can seen to get any info as to how can we stop this being shoved down our throats! PLEASE HELP!

  3. John Noe
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Great effort Minnesota. It will be a great day when the marriage amendment passes.

  4. Ash
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Great news!

    Posted January 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    it is a great start but remember that the advocates of ssm are also busy raising $ and recruiting volunteers to oppose it and in all probability will out do us on both ends so we must step up the efforts on our end to do even more

  6. Lefty
    Posted February 1, 2012 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    @Melody Jacobson

    :) Hi and welcome!

    For right now, it's important to contact your state rep and state senator, and tell them how you feel about this proposal to redefine marriage (and encourage your friends and family to do the same!). If the SSM bill passes anyway, people in WA will begin gathering signatures to send the issue to the November ballot.

    Here's some info that will help you get started:

    And of course you'll always find lots of helpful news and discussion right here at this blog! There are other people here from Washington (I think Leo is, for one).