Supporters of a proposed constitutional
amendment which would define marriage as a heterosexual union in
Minnesota have raised $830,000 to approve the measure in November,
the AP reported.
Minnesota for Marriage (MFM) announced
the results of its 2011 fundraising on Tuesday. The coalition also
reported that they have recruited over 10,000 volunteers in the last
“We are very pleased with our
fundraising and recruiting efforts to date,” MFM Chairman John
Helmberger said in a statement. “We have demonstrated substantial
and broad-based support for preserving marriage as the union of one
man and one woman. Not only have we generated a great of financial
support for the campaign, we have generated incredible, broad-based
citizen support by recruiting over 10,000 volunteers for our
campaign. We're off to a great start.”
Other groups working to approve the
amendment separately reported donations to their political funds,
including the Minnesota Catholic Conference, Minnesota Family Council
and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
Minnesotans United for All Families,
the coalition of groups working to defeat the amendment, earlier
reported it had raised $1.2 million, mostly in the closing
quarter of 2011, from more than 5,100 people.