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Issue Teams

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mclaughlin_ottoDo you remember what first motivated you to get into politics?

Probably there was an issue or a few issues that were of greatest importance to you. Maybe some of you really got into analyzing voter turnout among different age groups or comparing the effects of different sizes of lit pieces, but probably there was some matter of serious public policy, that had an impact on you or your community, or you just cared about people in a tough spot. What if you had a year without a campaign, where you could focus again on that paramount issue, or even just a worthy issue where you can have an impact? Wouldn't that make a nice break from worrying about election day?

You have that year. Neither Minneapolis nor Richfield has an election scheduled in 2015. So what do you want to do?

SD63 DFL is trying something new: issue teams. These are an adaptation of the neighborhood teams used in recent campaigns. The issue teams will take the same idea, only working on an issue rather than a candidate. The teams will form around their issue, pick their strategy, and develop whatever structure works for them. The SD63 DFL will provide support and advice, but not instructions on what you have to do.

So you can pick any issue you want. Think globally if you want, like global warming, or get hyper-local, like speed bumps on neighborhood streets. Work on your issue with whatever strategy works, and divvy up responsibilities how you see fit. Whatever a team decides to do, we probably have someone with some relevant experience who can offer advice.

Some teams started at our November meeting. If you want to join one of these, or start your own, contact the chair at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :

---Home solar
---150th anniversary of Juneteenth and 13th Amendment
---Political messaging book club
---Review of use of new technology by SD63
---Urban agriculture

 

June doorknock

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Photos from our doorknock June 7th. Rainy weather, but good turnout nonetheless. Click the photo to enlarge.

 

Resolutions passed at the 2014 convention

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These are the resolutions which passed at the 2014 convention. Passage required 60% of those voting. Passed resolutions will be passed on to the state DFL Platform Commission for the ballot at the state convention. **AA** means a resolution was for the Action Agenda. Other resolutions are for the party platform.

Agriculture & Food

We Support: Legislation requiring all foods containing genetically engineered ingredients be labeled as such.
We Support: A range of post-secondary agricultural education programs in public colleges and universities, including organic practices, sustainable food production, integrated livestock and cropping systems, permaculture and family-scale farm management. **AA**

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Political Contribution Refund Program

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Contribute to our local Senate District 63 DFL Party, and do it for free.

Every year, Minnesotans can contribute $50 per individual or $100 per couple to the state candidate or political party unit of their choice – and get it refunded right back within weeks.

Participating in the Political Contribution Refund program is easy: just fill out this form and send it in with your emailed contribution receipt. 

 


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The Political Contribution Refund is back!
 

May Day Parade 2014 Video

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Video from the 2014 May Day Parade in Minneapolis.

 

Video from 2014 fundraiser

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This is video from the 2014 spaghetti dinner and silent auction. We didn't manage to get all the speakers, but we got a bit more than half. Candidates who want to use clips of themselves are free to do so. Photos from last year's fundraiser are here.

 

 

SD63 voter registration project

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SD63 DFL has spent much of 2013 working on a voter registration project, where we not only sought to register eligible voters, including some who hadn't registered even during a presidential year, but to gather data about about unregistered people. We're learning about who isn't registered, where they are in our district, why they aren't registered, and how to persuade them. We developed scripts and forms, tested methods with small-scale doorknocks, and then had full-scale doorknocks to gather data and registrations. We'll make our forms and methods available to other DFLers. Join our Yahoo Group for access once everything is posted there, or if you're not in SD63, contact the chair at chair @ sd63dfl.org.

These photos are from our doorknocks. We BBQ'd for volunteers, and the last time we had a weenie roast. Click the photo to enlarge.

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Ellison campaign summer staffgroup photo

firepit for weenie roastdoorknock BBQ

 
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