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|From: patty guerrero (pattypaxicloud.com)|
|Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 18:06:56 -0700 (PDT)|
Proud to say that both of the Monahan brothers came to the salon 5 years ago to talk about their walk across the country. A proud moment for Pax-Salon. Patty > Begin forwarded message: > > From: patty guerrero <pattypax [at] icloud.com> > Subject: Move to Amend > Date: May 18, 2015 at 8:03:47 PM CDT > To: Patty Guerrero <pattypax [at] icloud.com> > > THESE ARE THE WORD OF DAVID COBB,CO-FOUNDER OF OUR NATIONAL MOVE TO > AMEND,:...................."Hello Minnesota Move To Amend supporters! I am so > sorry I cannot be with you in person, but am honored to join in this tribute > to‐‐ and celebration of‐‐ Laird and Robin Monahan. > I will never forget the very first time I spoke with Laird on the phone. As > an organizer, I speak with a lot of people. I mean—a LOT of people. And this > was in the early days of forming Move To Amend, and we were getting calls > faster than we could handle them. But even in the midst of all that, some > conversations really stand out. And this one certainly did! > Because this fellow called wit h the crazy idea that he was going to walk > across the country to help inspire people to join the movement. Oh, and > claimed to be calling from Sweden. Oh, and he was going to bring his younger > brother Robin along. The thing is‐‐ as crazy what he was saying seemed to > be‐‐he seemed so sane and lucid otherwise. > "I just can't write letters and sign petitions anymore,” he said. “It’s not > enough, and it’s not working. We’ve got to do something big to help wake > people up!” > Needless to say, the “March of the Monahans” was a huge success! > There is no doubt in my mind that the success of Moved to Amend is in part > due to the inspiration and perspiration provided by Laird and Robin > Monahan.Laird’s commitment to justice and democracy knew no limit. He was an > example to us all, and he is deeply missed. > Laird and Robin are not only inspirational patriots and visionaries. They are > that, to be sure. They are also strong, resolute men of quick wit and good > cheer. They know how to tell a good story, and how to listen to one too. > My life is better because I got to spend some time with them, and I am > honored that they are my friends." >
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