ARTS ALERT: Come March in the May Day Parade!

MCA
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
2233 University Ave. W. #355
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-251-0868 fax 651-917-3561
staff at mncitizensforthearts.org
www.mncitizensforthearts.org
Arts Action Center

April 29, 2008

1. Come March in the May Day Parade!

2. Join Us for Fun at the Fishing Opener

3. The Campaign Website is up!

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1. Come March in the May Day Parade!

Help Vote Yes Minnesota spread the word on Sunday, May 4th by walking in the annual MayDay Parade!

The May Day Parade is a long-running community arts event celebrating Spring with large fabulous puppets organized by the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. We will debut our enthusiastic Vote Yes Minnesota team by marching in the parade.

Line up is at 25th & Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis. Please arrive between 11:45 and 12:00 noon. The Parade begins at 1:00 pm and concludes in the park at 3:00 pm. Parade volunteers are encouraged to stay at the park for the Ceremony which begins at 3:00 pm. Vote Yes will also have a table in the park. Volunteers to be there are needed as well from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Vote Yes will provide t-shirts when you arrive – wear comfortable walking shoes. Adults and children welcome! For parade route information go to www.hobt.org and click on “MayDay.”

Parade walkers will be given blue or green Vote Yes t-shirts to wear. Please email donna@yesformn.org with your name(s) and shirt size(s).

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2. Join Us for Fun at the Fishing Opener

On one the most important days in Minnesota, the Fishing Opener, what could be more important than helping to get funding for clean water (and art)!

On Friday May 9th and Saturday May 10th we will be in Brainerd, out on the lakes, celebrating the Fishing Opener and talking to fishermen and women about the importance of preserving our waters and how this amendment helps do that. On Friday we will distributing lit, attending some events and prepping for Saturday.

On Saturday, we will be up early, getting out on the lake to fish, do visbility, passing out bait and generally promoting the campaign.

We are looking for people who can come and help pass out lit, do visibility- wave signs, hand out stickers, wear a t-shirt, sign up volunteers and if you have a boat and want to join our crew – we would love to have you join us on the lake.

Come for just one day or both – whatever you can do would be helpful.

If you would like to help out, may already be in Brainerd that weekend, would just like to join the fun or would like more information on what you can do to help that weekend – please get in contact with Doug Niemela at doug@yesformn.org or call him at 651-644-2088 x14.

Start Time: Friday, May 9, 2008 at 10:00am
End Time: Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 6:00pm
Location: Breezy Pont Resort, Pelican Lake
Street: 9252 Breezy Point Dr
City/Town: Breezy Point, MN

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3. The Campaign Website is up!

Take action now by joining our growing campaign at www.YesforMN.org .

Right now Minnesota needs your help. Because while we have much to treasure, we also have much to lose. Minnesota\\’s natural and cultural resources are both critical to maintaining our states high quality of life. Unfortunately, they are also both among the first areas to be cut in times of budget crisis. Funding for our natural resources is at an all time low. There is an urgent need that is not being met and we must act now before the things we love about Minnesota are gone forever.

We can do something to protect the Minnesota we love. The legislature put the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment on the ballot this fall for citizens to vote on. It is up to us to protect our drinking water and provide funding for the cleanup of our rivers, lakes and streams. This amendment, the largest in our nations’ history, gives us a chance to act now by providing dedicated funding for the next 25 years to preserve our natural resources before they are lost forever.

We need your help in this campaign, please join us in this historic effort at www.www.YesforMN.org .

To paraphrase Margaret Mead, never underestimate that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, indeed, it\\’s the only thing that ever has. Many years ago a small group created Earth Day, and now we stand here with an historic opportunity to make sure the things we love about Minnesota are protected and passed on to future generations.