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RECAP: First Lady Michelle Obama in North Minneapolis

Laura Gillen

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama, Governor Mark Dayton and Al spoke to more than 2,000 people at Patrick Henry High School. They all emphasized how important it is to get out the vote, especially in our own communities. “No one is working harder for Minnesota families than Senator Al Franken and Governor Mark Dayton.”

Folks were excited to hear from the First Lady — as well as learning about opportunities to get involved:

image2 (1)“I want to make sure Democrats can keep doing what they’re doing to keep moving forward. That’s why I’ve already phone banked and voted for Al, Mark and other DFLers. Midterm elections are so important and there’s a lot at stake this year.” – Koffee

“I’m a fan of Al, and he’s a fan of me! I love that he’s a champion for affordable education for all kids and working to reduce the burden of student loan debt. I am still paying off my student loans and currently have three kids in college, and another on their way. I understand the importance of this issue, and respect him for fighting for it.” – Joy

“You have some politicians who let outside organizations dictate their agenda, and then you have those who are in it for the people. I feel Al is the latter.” – S.B.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Michelle Obama. I appreciate what she and politicians like Al Franken stand for: the people. All I have is my voice and voting allows me the opportunity to use it.” – Camille

image2 (2)“I was excited for my students to attend today’s event — I’m always promoting the importance of being an active citizen. By seeing politicians like Al Franken, and understanding the issues he’s fighting for, like student loan refinancing — I hope they choose to exercise their voice and vote.” – Erik



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