TakeAction Minnesota‘s annual dinner tonight in Minneapolis will feature U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, as the coalition of liberal groups bestows some awards.
Getting 2010 Leadership Awards are Linda Hamilton, president of the Minnesota Nurses Association, and newly elected state Rep. Rena Moran, a DFLer from St. Paul, who deserve praise, the group says, “for their work in building diverse coalitions to make bold change a reality.”
Moran and newly elected state Sen. John Harrington were elected as St. Paul’s first black legislators. The nurse’s association, which settled a bitter contract negotiation with 14 Twin Cities hospitals this summer, worked for many DFL candidates during the election.
About 800 people are expected at the 7 p.m. dinner and awards program at the downtown Minneapolis Hilton.
Also scheduled to appear are St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and state House Minority Leader Paul Thissen.