The Humanists of Minnesota board has appointed Marcy Woodruff to fill a seat vacated by Sharon Tornes. Many thanks to Sharon for her service. Marcy describes her background and goals below:
What an honor and tremendous privilege to join the Humanists of MN Board of Directors. I am a 15-year Minnesota resident, having spent the bulk of my life in the southwestern US. After retiring from 28 years federal public service (in the air-traffic profession) in mid-2016, I was looking forward to travel, reading, and spontaneous adventures.
This goal was amended a bit after the November 2016 election, when I felt the need to get active protecting the values I feel are crucial to the common good of humanity and our planet. When I started seeing contingents from HofMN at events like PrideFest, Planned Parenthood Solidarity Day, and March for Science, I was excited to find a local organization that reflected my secular values and took positive action.
Since joining HofMN, I have volunteered at various events and been a part of the Social Action Team helping with secular-values voter outreach. Outside of the Humanists, I also volunteer with the League of Women Voters, Moms Demand Action, and in my local DFL senate district.
As a board member, I look forward to planning more secular-values voter outreach events; cultivating relationships with legislators and promoting secular-values legislation; exploring ways to enhance awareness of HofMN, and working to further social, racial, and environmental justice through partnerships with other organizations. I am eager to get to work!