"Our Minnesota Future" Meeting

  • 31 4th Ave. SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350
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  • RSVP to Jonathan Maurer-Jones, 218-213-4008, jmaurer-jones@landstewardshipproject.org

We know that our future as Minnesotans is tied together. And it is only with people coming together—rural and urban, across differences in race and background—that we can achieve the type of change we need: more family farmers taking care of the land; strong, vibrant communities with the resources and decision-making power to shape our own destinies; and policies that put people, not corporate interests, first.

The Land Stewardship Project is holding two meetings in Minnesota about an exciting, new, statewide effort called "Our Minnesota Future." Join us for one of these meetings to learn more, share your vision, and get involved:

• Thursday, November 9 in Maynard — in partnership with CURE
Time: Come at 5:30 p.m. for food. Meeting from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Maynard Event Center (341 Cynthia St., Maynard, Minn.)

• Tuesday, November 14 in Hutchinson
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Refreshments and registration starting at 6:00 p.m.)
Location: New Journey UCC Church (31 4th Ave. SW, Hutchinson, Minn.)

At these meetings, we want to hear about your priorities, frustrations and hopes as the Land Stewardship Project builds a Vision for Rural Minnesota that is grounded in our shared values. Over the next year, LSP, along with a broad group of ally organizations across the state, will be putting our values in front of the people running for leadership positions in Minnesota. Together, we will make sure they understand clearly that they need to serve people and our communities, not the corporate interests that drain wealth from our towns and pit Minnesotans against each other.

So, what is our Vision for Rural Minnesota? What do we need elected leaders, especially the next governor and administration, to understand about rural communities — what we value, what we need and what we hope for? In this time of division and polarization, we need to stand up for our values, do things differently, and shape the future of rural Minnesota for the better.

For more information, e-mail LSP's Jonathan Maurer-Jones or call him at 218-213-4008.