A Video Message to Members: Looking Ahead to Election Day 2012 and Constitutional Amendments

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Contact: Christine Durand, Communications Director
Phone: 651-757-3082, 612-723-1325 (cell)
Email: cdurand@minnesotanonprofits.org

St. Paul, Minn., November 8, 2011 — Minnesota nonprofit organizations are looking ahead to one year from today, Election Day 2012. Next year, Minnesotans will vote on at least one, and potentially several, constitutional amendment questions. Today, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits released a video message to its members (below), explaining MCN's position on three constitutional amendment issues that will, or are likely to, appear on the 2012 Election Day ballot, and how nonprofits can help educate the public about constitutional amendment proposals that touch their missions.

MCN has resources and trainings for nonprofits to gather the information you need to do this work legally and confidently.

MCN's board has taken on three key constitutional amendment questions:

"Nonprofit engagement in constitutional amendment advocacy is both perfectly legal, and involves regulatory and reporting requirements which are new to many nonprofits," says Susie Brown, MCN's public policy director. "Today, MCN launches a year-long campaign to build the capacity of our members, and the sector at large, to successfully and confidently engage in these issues, providing training, tools, technical assistance and much more."

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ABOUT THE MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) is the statewide association of 2,000 nonprofit organizations. Through its Web site, resource publications, workshops and events, cost-saving programs and advocacy, MCN continually works to inform, promote, connect and strengthen individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. www.minnesotanonprofits.org

 

 
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