The Senate District 34 Central Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. on the Main Street Room of the Maple Grove Library. Agenda items will include declaring a vacancy created by Associate Chair Michael Vogel moving out of the district and voting to fill the vacancy. We will also discuss the proposed budget.
Join us for a family picnic with politics, food and fun!
Elm Creek Park Reserve•Bluebird Picnic Area•12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove
beach•play area•disk golf•nature center•trails
Sunday, August 20 at 1:00 p.m. Speeches at 2:00 p.m.
Local, gubernatorial and CD3 candidates for Congress are invited!
Rock your DFL shirtt! Contest and style show
Beef hot dogs • sides • chips • dessert • water provided
(Bring other beverages if you wish; the park does not allow hard liquor, kegs or box wine.)
Make your reservation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 763-515-1045.
(Sorry the park does not allow dogs in the picnic area.)
The August Central Committee meeting has been rescheduled to August 3 at 7pm so as not to conflict with National Night Out. The meeting will be at the Main Street Room at the Maple Grove Library (note different location).
8001 Main St. N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
We will be voting on provisional endorsement of Kristin Bahner for the House 34B seat. We also need to approve funds for the remaining parades and complete preparations for the family picnic.
Executive Committee members and precinct chairs are voting members; all are welcome! We will see you there!
It’s time to make your donations go further. Senate District 34 has been working to get Maple Grove, Osseo, Dayton, and Rogers fired up about our shared values, and we want our candidates to roll into the 2018 general election with as much resources as possible. Our opponents like to assume we don’t have the means to get our message out. Will you help us prove them wrong? You can contribute online at https://sd34dfl.org/contribute/
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.