Dear Friends, This summer I attended the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The convention was one of the most energizing and inspiring experiences of my life. I was riveted by Senator Sanders' resolve to continue a political revolution, First Lady Michelle Obama's expression of the aspirations of women and girls everywhere, President Obama's unshaken belief in the audacity of hope, and finally, Secretary Clinton's clear articulation of a unifying, uplifting and inclusive vision for our nation. I left the convention with a renewed pride in our Democratic party, and a strong sense of urgency that we must all engage in this coming election. As civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis said when nominating Secretary Clinton, "this fall, we must all go to the polls and vote like we've never, ever voted before." This election represents a clear choice in the values and direction of our country and state. It is no exaggeration to say we are in danger of backtracking on 50 years of progress on civil and human rights. There are now less than 60 days before Election Day and I need your help to make sure that every possible Democratic vote in District 61A is registered, contacted, and turned out! In this volatile election year, we cannot take any vote, neighborhood, or state for granted. In fact, a high DFL voter turnout in downtown and Southwest Minneapolis is one of the keys to ensuring that Minnesota stays blue.
Please contribute $50, $100, $250, $500, or the maximum of $1,000 so that we can make that critical difference in our state and nation.
Your help will allow us to work alongside other DFL-endorsed candidates to organize an unprecedented Get Out the Vote operation! We are already registering new voters, knocking apartments that rarely see political candidates, and showing up at any public event we can. We know that when Democrats vote, Democrats win. Please donate today so we can put it to use immediately to maximize voter turnout this election. Thank you for giving me the honor to represent Downtown and Southwest Minneapolis in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Please contact me directly at FHornstein@msn.com if you would like to volunteer on our campaign or to discuss any issue of interest. Have a safe and enjoyable fall season. Sincerely, Frank HornsteinState Representative