FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - Each year, the Minnesota State Fair draws more than 1 million people and that meant a push starting on opening day from supporters and opponents of the Marriage Amendment that goes before voters in November.
"This is a great opportunity for us," says Kate Brickman with Minnesota United for All Families. "We're making sure folks know about the amendment, making sure they know what a yes vote means and what a no vote means."
Volunteers from both sides are urging folks to sign pledges and commit to vote in November. More than 100 volunteers are expected to spread out each day across the fairgrounds in an effort to start conversations and sway voters.
"We want to engage with the people," said Alessandro Marchetti with Minnesota for Marriage. "We are willing and ready for people to sign up and volunteer with us."
While one side sells T-shirts, the other side passes out buttons as organizers say the fair marks the beginning of the final push.
"This is hugely critical," said Marchetti. "It's the opportune time to remind people. The last three months are very important."
You can find both booths on Cooper Street.
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