2 big things to remember for the meeting:
– Marchers needed for Rogers parade June 24!
– SD34 Picnic on August 20 at Elm Creek Park Reserve!
The June meeting of DFL Senate District 34 will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at:
The Rogers Community Room
21201 Memorial Drive, Rogers
Agenda items include a visit from Erin Murphy’s campaign, provisional endorsement of 2018 legislative candidate Kristin Banner and 2020 candidate Bonnie Westlin, election of State Central Committee delegates and alternates, and parade plans.
All Democrats are welcome; members of the executive committee, directors, precinct chairs and state central committee members may vote.
We are looking for marchers for the Rogers parade on June 24. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are available. The parade starts at 12:00 noon with line-up beforehand.
Save the date! SD34 will host a family picnic at 1:00 p.m. on August 20th at Elm Creek Park Reserve. More details later.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE MEETING IN ROGERS ON JUNE 6th
The SD34 Central Committee makes decisions for the District between conventions. The Executive Committee, Precinct Chairs and Vice-Chairs, and members of the Congressional District 3 and State Central Committee who live in SD34 make up the State Central Committee. All Democrats are welcome to attend meetings.
This month we will be discussing: Process for provisional endorsements and letters of support; revision of meeting schedule to include Dayton, Osseo, and Rogers; date, place, and budget for summer picnic; candidate recruitment; discussion of banner/business cards; and the possibility of an online issue survey.
Please contact us if you have other items for the agenda.
The meeting will be at 7pm in the Maple Grove Government Center Lower Level EOC Room (12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway N).
We hope to see you there!
A poll was recently released in the Georgia 6th Congressional District, putting Democrat Jon Ossoff up against his nearest Republican rivals, which would guarantee him a spot in the runoff if his numbers hold. This was the district that was represented in US Congress by Tom Price, a Republican who is now in charge of HHS. The district is in the suburbs near Atlanta, and has been traditionally Republican, except that Donald Trump only carried the district by 1 point over Clinton in the presidential race, and a Democrat is now in the lead, at least for the first round. Even more impressive when you consider Ossoff is 30 years old, and now endorsed by Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis. Ossoff represents the GOP’s greatest fear…politically active millennials.
Naturally, the GOP would react with an attack ad. This attack ad goes after the fact that in college that Mr. Ossoff used to film comedy skits in cosplay and was in Georgetown’s Glee Club writing comedy songs, and claims he’s not capable of being serious. The ad argues that there was some crossover time between some of these activities and the 5 year work he did as a foreign policy staffer under Congressman Hank Johnson. The ad does not mention his education at Georgetown or the London School of Economics, or his 2016 documentary to BBC exposing the atrocities of ISIS. The ad argues he is merely playing dress up. The attack ad smacks of the assumption that a millennial who may like comedy, cosplay and glee club cannot be serious.
I am 31 years old. I do stand-up comedy. I was president of the Butler University Men’s Glee Club. I’m a father of two, and I write parody songs about changing diapers and potty training. I look excellent dressed up as the Tenth Doctor of Doctor Who at comic book conventions. I’m also an attorney licensed in Minnesota since 2010. As an attorney, I’ve been a Social Security Disability Advocate, I’ve done document review in connection with lawsuits and government investigations, and am now a Compliance Attorney. Finally, I am the Vice Chair of DFL’s Senate District 34. The GOP would probably like me to think I should apologize for the fact that I cosplay, do comedy, write parody songs, and sang in a glee club. To the GOP, I say: I’m very serious, and you don’t scare me!
To other millennials, the GOP just noted that they think you are not welcome in politics. The GOP, in their attack ad has just indicated that they don’t think millennials can be serious. Meanwhile, Ossoff has received multiple key Democratic endorsements, and has raised in excess $3 million. This isn’t just limited to the Georgia 6th, as the Democrats have pushed a very large campaign to get millennials interest in the campaign bench (see e.g. “Run for Something”). This entire race dynamic has shown that the Democrats want to embrace millennials, and the Republicans want us to go away.
Us millennials are aren’t going anywhere, and the new generation of capable representatives and leaders are right before us. The Democrats aren’t running from this. The Republicans are running scared.
Here are a list of Caucus Training Sessions that CD 3 is putting on. If you want more information on what the Caucuses are and what you should expect feel free to attend.
- Jan 29th, 3-5 PM, Eden Prairie Community Center – Come to Caucus – hosted by SD48 (Babara Khan)
- Feb 3rd Come to Caucus – Oxboro Library, Bloomington – hosted by SD50 (Ben Sunderlin)
- Feb 13th Come to Caucus – Penn Lake Library, Bloomington – hosted by SD50 (Ben Sunderlin)
- Feb 20th Come to Caucus – Penn Lake Library, Bloomington – hosted by SD50 (Ben Sunderlin)
- Feb 20th, SPANISH/En Español – Vengan a la Caucus – Augsburg Park Library, Richfield – hosted by SD50 (Ben Sunderlin/Paula Cole)
The 2014 SD34 DFL Convention will be held on Saturday March 15th at Fernbrook Elementary School in Maple Grove.
Saturday March 15th
Registration opens at 8:00am, Convention convenes at 9:30am
Fernbrook Elementary School
9661 Fernbrook Ln N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
For reference, the State DFL Party Official Call and Constitution is available here.
Any questions can be directed to Amy Van Schepen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Precinct caucuses are scheduled for Tuesday February 4th, 2014.
Caucuses for Senate District 34 (Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, and Rogers) will be held at Maple Grove High School starting at 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm).
Maple Grove High School
9800 Fernbrook Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Click here for map
To learn more about precinct caucuses, click here to view introductory videos and to find what precinct you live in.
If you are unable to attend on caucus night, you can still participate by submitting a letter of nomination (PDF).
Three Rivers Progressives Forum
Maple Grove, Osseo, Dayton, and Rogers
Stay on top of the issues.
Have fun with people who share your views and interests.
Talk with researchers, candidates, issue experts, elected officials.
Get active in campaigns, community projects, issues, and the DFL.
Tuesday, April 23 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Program
Dehn’s Country Manor, 11291 Fernbrook Lane N, Maple Grove
The State of our Lakes, especially in the NW Metro
Darby Nelson has a PhD in aquatic ecology. He taught at Anoka Ramsey Community College, and served 3 terms as a MN State legislator.
Nelson has received many awards including the Minnesota Post-Secondary Science Teacher of the Year; Faculty Excellence Award; Golden Chalk Award from students; as well as awards from the Sierra Club, The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Izaak Walton League. He has served on The Nature Conservancy Board and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council and is now on the boards of Conservation Minnesota and the Freshwater Society.
For Love of Lakes is Darby Nelson’s first book. He will donate royalties from the book to Conservation Minnesota. Darby will tell us the story of the journey he undertook to write For Love of Lakes, a journeywhich started at Dayton’s Diamond Lake.
RSVP: Please contact John Madrodt to let him know you’re coming so he can give Dehn’s the count and also for any questions you have: (763) 657-7701, email@example.com