How to Caucus

How To Caucus

1) Find Your Caucus Location
Go to the DFL Precinct Caucus Location Finder HERE!

OR click on your county below to find the caucus locations by county. 

Aitkin  •  Beltrami  •  Carlton  •  Cass  •  Chisago  •  Cook  •  Crow Wing  •  Hubbard  •  Isanti  •   Itasca •  Kanabec  •  Koochiching  •  Lake  •  Mille Lacs  •  Morrison  •  Pine
•  St. Louis  •  Wadena

*This is the latest information our campaign has been given. Use the link above to find the latest information about your caucus location.

2) ATTEND ON TUES, FEBRUARY 6th   
doors open at 6:00 pm, caucus starts at 7:00 pm

3) WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND?  HOW CAN I HELP?
Download a "Proxy Form" HERE
Fill it out and either get it to us or give it directly to your precinct chair or the chair of your organizing unit. This allows you to become a delegate to your local OU convention where we elect delegates to endorse Leah at the congressional district convention. This is not a guarantee, but if there are open delegate spots available, your proxy form lets your precinct chair know that you want to be a delegate to the next level. If you have questions, email us at info@phiferforcongress.com.

4) What to expect on Caucus Night?
      Here's the suggested agenda.  And the rules.
      Here's lots of info from the DFL website.

5) Here are the 3 Levels of Participation for Leah Supporters to help ENDORSE her in the DFL party.

First Level: Precinct Caucus
The precinct is the first level of the DFL Party structure. A precinct is comprised of the voting precinct which can be a township, an entire town, or a voting precinct within a larger community. The precinct caucuses are a foundational pillar to the DFL Party’s grassroots history because all Minnesota constituents have the ability to participate at this level.

Those in attendance have an opportunity to speak with candidates and compose resolutions that have the potential to be forwarded to their local unit conventions and the state convention for deliberation for acceptance to the official DFL Ongoing Platform and Action Agenda.

Second Level: Organizing Unit Convention
The Organizing Unit is the second level of the DFL Party structure. Delegates are elected to their Organizing Unit conventions at their local precinct caucuses. Then, these delegates will choose delegates to move on to the congressional district convention.

Organizing Units may be based on county, senate district or house district boundaries.  In areas where Organizing Units aren’t full Senate Districts, separate conventions are held to endorse candidates. (The different Organizing Units are defined in the Article V of the DFL Constitution.)

Third Level: Congressional District Convention
The congressional district, an area established by law for the election of representatives to the U.S. Congress, is the third level in the DFL Party structure. The boundaries of congressional districts are determined by State legislature and are dependent on the population of the state and the number of U.S. representative seats given to Minnesota. 

One of the primary congressional district convention tasks is to endorse Minnesota candidates for U.S. Congress.

6) Do you have an issue you would like considered for the DFL party Constitution?  Use this Resolution form to present your issue.

Watch here for more information specific to Leah's campaign. If you are looking for information that you feel should be listed here, please contact mkathleenmurphy@gmail.com.

 

I need your help...

I am challenging our current Congressman, Rep. Rick Nolan, for the DFL party's endorsement for Minnesota's 8th congressional district seat. 

To do that, we must show that the district wants change! We must turn out in huge numbers ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th. 

The endorsement is decided by DELEGATES to the Congressional District DFL Convention on Saturday, April 14th. To become a delegate to vote for Leah for endorsement, you must be elected out of both your precinct caucus AND your County Unit convention.

It's not hard, but it IS time consuming.  We'll help you through this!  Thank you for participating in Minnesota democracy.

Thank you! I hope to earn your support for endorsement to represent you in Congress.

Sincerely,
Leah

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