Hot dog! Only 15 days till election!

This fall, we've pledged thousands of Northside residents to vote. They know their voices matter and deserve to be heard. But we've repeatedly found our efforts interrupted by the heavy policing of our community over supposed "livability crimes." Last month, one of my field organizers and I were arrested for trespassing -- and last week the cops came because we were giving away free hot dogs.

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This photo was taken at our pledge-to-vote barbecue ten minutes before the cops showed up to a 911 call. We're as puzzled as you are.

What we're calling #HotDogGate is funny, but this consistent harassment in our communities is no joke. When Northside residents can't even grill hot dogs without the cops being called, it's no wonder voter turnout in north Minneapolis last year was only 23%. We're fighting back by doubling down. We're planning to expand on our goal of having 10,000 community conversations by election day - and we need your help. To hit the mark we need to fill 270 additional canvass shifts between now and election day--please sign up for a canvass shift here!

We will not be intimidated by harassment and arrests. The urgency of voter turnout on the Northside is clearer than ever. Please sign up for canvass shifts and ask your friends to join you. Forward this email and share on social media! Let's make this the biggest midterm election turnout ever!
 
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Thanks for all your support. Let's get this done. #FreeTheVote!

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  • commented 2014-11-09 12:14:12 -0600
    I here same as J. Peter! We need you in my neighborhood too (Saint Paul’s Eastside + other areas of St. Paul.) The voter turn out numbers for Ward 5 are impressive – kudos to you all, especially to Navell! 22yo is too, too young to be permanently shut down from participating in democracy due to past mistakes.
  • commented 2014-11-07 14:02:20 -0600
    Unfortunately the KSTP Ch. 5. non-news story got me here. However, not that I am here and see what you do, I am going to donate $100 to your campaign and when I do some more research about how your organization works I will gladly give more money to help employ people like Navell Gordon who are turning their life around. Keep up the GREAT WORK !
  • commented 2014-11-07 14:01:42 -0600
    Unfortunately the KSTP Ch. 5. non-news story got me here. However, not that I am here and see what you do, I am going to donate $100 to your campaign and when I do some more research about how your organization works I will gladly give more money to help employ people like Navell Gordon who are turning their life around. Keep up the GREAT WORK !
  • commented 2014-10-21 13:00:11 -0500
    Vote Vote Vote

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