Sunday, September 23, 2018

Political Rally

On the first day to vote by absentee ballot, students at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus, held a well-attended rally in front of Northrup Auditorium last Friday.

Senator Tina Smith addressing the students

Christine "Tina" Flint Smith is an American politician and former businesswoman serving as the junior United States Senator from Minnesota since 2018, filling the seat vacated by Al Franken. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party. Wikipedia

 Catherine Cortez Masto, junior Senator from Nevada, joined her colleague Tina Smith to encourage the students to exercise their right to vote!

Catherine Marie Cortez Masto is an American attorney and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Nevada since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of Nevada. Wikipedia

Peggy Flanagan, candidate for lieutenant governor, addressed the students as a fellow graduate (2002) of the University.

Peggy Flanagan is an American political activist and politician in Minnesota, serving as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives since 2015. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represents District 46A in the western Twin Cities metropolitan area. Wikipedia


  1. All Americans should vote this time. I hope there is a better turnout in November. Only 58% went to the polls during the 2016 election. I don't want an American president who threatens "ruination" of Canada.

  2. There were a number of impressive speakers at this rally. I wish them good luck in the November elections.

  3. A wonderful "get out the vote" event. It should be clear to everyone how important a vote is! How anyone can think the insanity we are living today is good for the country is beyond me.

  4. The upcoming vote will be critical.

  5. I must confess to finding the mechanisms of USA politics very difficult to understand.


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