New Meetup: MNA Monthly Mtg w/Rep. Phyllis Kahn, January 17th, 1:00 p.m., Ridgedale Library

From: Jack C.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:50 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group!

What: MNA Monthly Mtg w/Rep. Phyllis Kahn, January 17th, 1:00 p.m., Ridgedale Library

When: January 17,[masked]:00 PM

Ridgedale Library
12601 Ridgedale Dr
Hopkins, MN 55305

This month's speaker will be Minnesota State Representative Phyllis Kahn, and her topic will be "How to Lobby Your State Legislator." Currently serving in her 19th term, Rep. Kahn represents District 59B in Minneapolis. Rep. Kahn has a B.A. in physics from Cornell, a Ph.D. in biophysics from Yale, and a M.P.A. from the J.F.K. School of Government at Harvard. Her support for science, the environment, separation of state and church, and equal rights for everyone make her an especially valuable member of the Minnesota legislature.

Rep. Kahn has a reputation as a colorful iconoclast. For example, during debate over whether Minnesota should pass a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, she opened up a Bible and noted that no one was talking about enacting legislation based on other draconian Biblical passages!

Rep. Kahn has the distinction of being the only member of the Minnesota State legislature with the courage to speak at our annual Day of Reason event at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda.

After the meeting we will have dinner at the Wanderer?s Garden Chinese Buffet Restaurant. Please join us!

1:00-1:15 p.m. - Social Time
1:15-1:45 p.m. - Business Meeting, including annual nominations for the board of directors
1:45-2:00 p.m. - Social Time
2:00-3:30 p.m. - Speaker and Q&A
4:00 p.m. - Dinner at Wanderer?s Garden Chinese Buffet Restaurant

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