GOCRA is sending you this email message on behalf of the new Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee (MNGOPAC), a separate organization that shares GOCRA’s goals of promoting, protecting and expanding gun rights in Minnesota.
During the 2013 Minnesota Legislative session, law-abiding Minnesota gun owners heard proposal after proposal that would have taken away their ability to protect themselves, hunt, and enjoy the shooting sports, while having no impact on gun violence.
With the leadership of the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, law-abiding Minnesota gun owners showed up at the legislature, day after day, to make their voices heard. Your actions defeated these proposals!
2014 is shaping up to be even worse. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has stated that he will target Minnesota for his anti-rights Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The local anti-rights groups have received new out-of-state funding and a few new leaders. And anti-rights legislators in the Minnesota House and Senate are preparing the same anti-gun and anti-rights bills we saw in 2013.
After listening to ill-informed anti-rights legislators propose and debate legislation that would have infringed your civil rights, many of you wondered how can we better support pro-rights legislators, and elect more Pro-Second Amendment candidates to public office?
We thought the same way – and that’s why we’ve launched the new Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee.
The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee is a new non-partisan single-issue political action committee that will focus on supporting Pro-Second Amendment lawmakers and candidates.
Why a PAC?
A Political Action Committee, or PAC, is a political fund that can raise and donate money to candidate’s committees, and work directly to get a candidate elected. A PAC can also spend money independently on behalf of a cause or a candidate. In Minnesota, this means we can raise and then donate money to Pro-Second Amendment lawmakers running for re-election and to candidates that are challenging anti-gun lawmakers.
That’s exactly what we’re going to do.
The PAC is here to do the things that GOCRA cannot do: raise money, financially support candidates, make endorsements, and work with volunteers to help Pro-Second Amendment candidates win!
Who are we?
The PAC is led by Mark Okern and Bryan Strawser. We’re both long-time supporters of the Second Amendment, and have been active in GOCRA for years. We’re both doing this as volunteers, and do not receive any compensation. You can learn more about us on the PAC Leadership page on our website.
I love it! How can I help?
The success of Pro-Second Amendment candidates depends on your donations. Your support will ensure that Minnesota’s gun owners will have a significant impact on the 2014 elections.
If you’re not able to donate right now, we understand. You can sign up on our website to receive updates from the PAC on political events and opportunities to be involved. Just fill out the form at the top of our website. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Are you interested in volunteering with the PAC? You’ll be involved with grassroots efforts to help candidates as we get closer to the 2014 elections along with other efforts. Drop us a note at volunteer.
Do you know any Pro-Second Amendment candidates in your area that are worth supporting in 2014? Drop us a note via our contact form.
We need your help this year to ensure that pro-rights candidates succeed. Join us today!
Paid for by the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
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Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee
PO Box 131718 – Saint Paul, MN – 55113
Please forward this email to gun owners and civil rights supporters, and ask them to sign up at http://www.gocra.org/join.html
GOCRA – P. O. Box 131254 – St. Paul, MN 55113