Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms Joins the Minnesotans United for All Families Coalition

Posted on July 26, 2012
Dear Friends of Open Arms,
In May 2011, the Minnesota State Legislature voted to put a constitutional amendment on the 2012 ballot in Minnesota that will read: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage in Minnesota?
The Open Arms board has voted to oppose this amendment and to join the Minnesotans United for All Families Coalition. While Open Arms does not generally take a public stance on such issues, we believe the proposed legislation calls for action.
The board’s decision is based on our mission and on our legacy of social justice. Since the delivery of our first meal 1986, Open Arms has upheld a belief that it is our responsibility to create an inclusive community that honors the dignity of every individual. We believe the proposed amendment violates individual civil rights and promotes discrimination by denying the recognition of equal family rights for Minnesota’s same sex couples.
Thank you for your support as we continue to live out our values of connectedness, responsibility and hope. We are stronger as an organization and a community when we embrace diversity.
Sincerely,
Tim Meyer
Board President

More from Open Arms

Pop-Up Dinner, April ’24

Blossom, April Pop-Up Dinner Set For April 11 in St. Paul Get ready to take your taste buds for a wild ride with our awe-inspiring Pop-Up Dinner set for Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Paul Kitchen and Campus! Throughout the year,

Read More »
Nate with bag

Client Meal Delivery Bags

Open Arms Introduces New & Improved Meal Delivery Bags At Open Arms of Minnesota, we approach every facet of our programming with the utmost dedication. We believe that every element, from the tiniest grain of rice to the smallest kernel of corn, holds significance.

Read More »
Mercedes and Hal, clients.

Our Clients In Focus: Mercedes & Hal

Meet Mercedes, one of the nearly 200 caregivers Open Arms is currently serving and her husband, Hal. When Hal was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure last year, Mercedes faced new challenges, including his new diet. When Mercedes needed help, Open Arms entered the picture and changed everything.  

Read More »
End Of Year Giving Graphic

Your Gift Will Help Us Serve More Clients!

Together we can continue to meet the increased demand for medically tailored meals with your support! We hope you think of us as you consider your year-end giving. Your donation is a gift of care, compassion, and encouragement!