2015 Jackie Stevenson Dinner Announced

Jackie-Stevenson-Dinner-LogoCD3’s Third Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner has been announced.

Here’s the basic details. We’ll be getting more information to you as soon as we can.

But, please mark you calendars now and plan to attend:

What:  Third Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner

When:  Saturday, July 12, 2015

Where:  UFCW Local 653 Union Hall and Banquet Center, 13000 63rd Avenue N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

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Look for information soon on this year’s Jackie Awards nominations, event sponsorships and tickets.

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Welcome to CD3 DFL

cd3_smallWe’re the volunteer organization of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) covering Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. The map of the area is to the left. Our district covers:

Brooklyn Park
Bloomington
Champlin
Chanhassan
Chaska
Coon Rapids
Corcoran
Dahlgren
Dayton
Deephaven
Eden Prairie
Edina
Excelsior
Greenfield
Greenwood
Independence
Laketown
Long Lake
Loretto
Maple Plain
Maple Grove
Medicine Lake
Medina
Minnetonka
Minnetonka Beach
Minnetrista
Mound
Orono
Osseo
Plymouth
Plymouth
Rogers
Shorewood
Spring Park
St. Bonifacius
Tonka Bay
Victoria, and
Wayzata.

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In the Know: April 27, 2015

Events today

  • 7 a.m. – Free pancake & sausage breakfast with a program at 9:15 a.m. in honor of Workers Memorial observance. Duluth Labor Temple, 2002 London Road, Freeman and Wellstone Halls.
  • 8:45 a.m. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar will meet with Minnesota turkey growers and other key officials in Litchfield to discuss the response to the spread of avian flu. Meeker County Family Services Center, 114 North Holcombe Ave., Litchfield.
  • 11 a.m. – Mayors representing 21 Minnesota cities will conduct a press conference on to urge state leaders to pass transportation funding legislation that includes dedicated funding for the construction and maintenance of city streets. To date, more than 180 city councils from all areas of the state have passed supporting resolutions.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Observance of Workers Memorial Day, Pub 500, 500 S. Front St., Mankato.
  • Noon – The Minnesota Senate meets in session.
  • 3 p.m. – Gov. Dayton will convene an emergency meeting of the Governor’s Executive Council. The Executive Council will consider extending for up to 30 days the peacetime emergency declared on April 23, 2015, in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 15-09, which provided emergency relief in response to the presence of H5N2 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Minnesota.
  • 3:30 p.m. – The Minnesota House of Representatives meets in session.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Spaghetti benefit dinner for the Iron Five. On January 1, 2015, five workers at SMI in Cloquet went on strike. Management is refusing to sit down with the workers, having told the federal mediator that they will come back to the table “when the union comes back to its senses.” The Carlton County Central Labor Body invites the community to join them in a fundraiser for the Iron Five. Cloquet Labor Temple, 1403 Avenue C, Cloquet.
  • 6 p.m. – Common Sense Economic Training – Worthington. This free program is open to the public and will engage attendees on the economic issues facing communities across America in 2015. Learn how to identify, consider, and take action to align the immigration system with working people’s values. Common Sense Economics equips attendees with a strong foundational knowledge of how the current climate of growing economic inequality developed, and how we can begin to move towards economic policy that works for all Americans. MN West Community & Technical College, 1450 Collegeway, LARC Bldg., Worthington.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Gov. Dayton will provide remarks at the Grand Opening Ceremony of Olympus Brooklyn Park.
  • David Johnson, the Governor General of Canada, is in town and will speak at the Economic Club of Minnesota. 

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More About CD3 DFL

Map of CD3

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CD3 includes the communities of Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, Champlin, Chanhassan, Chaska, Coon Rapids, Corcoran, Dahlgren, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Greenfield, Greenwood, Independence, Laketown, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Victoria, and Wayzata.

We’re the volunteer organization of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) covering Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. The map of the area is to the left.

Meeting Information

The CD3 Central Committee meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 7pm. Most of our meetings are held at the Minnetonka Government center in the Council Chambers. Please see our calender for official meeting dates and times.

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CD3 Officers

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CD3 Chair Cheryl Poling (right) with Vice Chair Kyle Tonn (left)

Chair:  Cheryl Poling — chpoling@comcast.net

Vice Chair:  Kyle Tonn — kyletonn@gmail.com

Outreach Officer:  Karen Willis — starship dot dodecahedron at gmail dot com

Secretary:  Kate Peer — katepeergo@gmail.com

Treasurer:  Nancy Parris — parrisdfl@gmail.com

By Phone:
(952) 856-0073

By Email:
info@dfl3cd.org

By Mail:
18980 Pheasant Cir
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

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In the Know: April 25, 2015

Events today

  • 10:45 a.m. – House DFL legislators will join a large group of teachers, parents and kids for a rally and press conference in front of the State Capitol ahead of a floor vote on the Republicans “Leave All Minnesota Kids Behind” education budget bill.
  • 11 a.m. – The Minnesota House of Representatives is in session.
  • 3 p.m. – Gov. Dayton, Sen. Franke, Lt. Gov. Smith, Congressman Peterson, and members of the Governor’s Cabinet will hold a public forum at MinnWest Technology Center, 1880 Technology Dr. NE, Willmar, to take questions from area turkey producers and members of the public 

Events Monday

  • 7 a.m. – Free pancake & sausage breakfast with a program at 9:15 a.m. in honor of Workers Memorial observance. Duluth Labor Temple, 2002 London Road, Freeman and Wellstone Halls.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Observance of Workers Memorial Day, Pub 500, 500 S. Front St., Mankato.
  • 3 p.m. – Gov. Dayton will convene an emergency meeting of the Governor’s Executive Council. The Executive Council will consider extending for up to 30 days the peacetime emergency declared on April 23, 2015, in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 15-09, which provided emergency relief in response to the presence of H5N2 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Minnesota. 

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The Jackies — Jackie Stevenson Dinner Awards Information

Jackie-Stevenson-Dinner-LogoAt the Jackie Stevenson Dinner, we recognize three of our amazing volunteers with the Jackie Awards. Here’s information on each Jackie Award category:

jackie_stevensonThe Jackie Stevenson Award – for a consummate volunteer. This award is named for one of CD3’s longest-serving and most well-known volunteers. Jackie Stevenson volunteered for 60 years. The teenaged Jackie helped thenEugene McCarthy campaign. She was a founder of the DFL Feminist Caucus, served as a national delegate and a member of the Democratic National Committee. she volunteered at all levels, including CD3 and her senate District. People across the state have “Jackie stories.” When she passed away in 2012 at the age of 77, she was working on the DFL Women’s Hall of Fame, the DFL Senior Caucus and the CD3 congressional Campaign.

Linda ScheidThe Sen. Linda Scheid Award for a local legislator who works hard for everyone. Linda Scheid serve in the Minnesota legislature beginning in the House from 197 through 1991. She held a seat in the Senate from 1999 until her death in 2011. Redistricting changed the senate district numbers from 45 to 47 and 46, but nothing changed what one admirer called “her unimpeachable sense of justice.” She began her journey of service in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, and later went to law school. When she didn’t win elections, she ran again — to serve. Sen. Schied passed away in June of 2011.

Rick NelsonThe Rick Nelson Award – for someone who “makes the trains run on time.”  Rick Nelson “was fair with everybody,” said his wife, Kathy. An attorney with a deep voice, Rich was a popular chair of conventions, including the 2006 DFL convention, where he won the cheers of the delegates when he declared the men’s restrooms on one floor were now women’s restrooms. Problem solved. Rick served as the long time Associate Chair of CD3. His knowledge of the DFL constitution, his service on the DFL personnel committee, his willingness to work behind the scenes for the betterment of the DFL made him an institution in the party. We lost Rick in March of 2009.

Your completed nominations forms must be received by June 15, 2015. The online nomination form will be available May 11, 2015 on this site.

 

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To grow and prosper, the Twin Cities need transit

On April 21, 2015, 10 suburban mayors signed a commentary that appeared in the Minneapolis StarTribune.  We felt the content was important enough to provide the full commentary below:

Businesses in our suburban communities need to access a workforce that lives beyond the borders of their cities.

As suburban mayors, we aspire to see our cities thrive. We know that hard work and careful investment are essential to realizing those goals.

Through a challenging recession, public and private partnerships began to help our region prosper. Thanks to comprehensive planning and to the success of individual Minnesotans, our metropolitan area came roaring out of the Great Recession and is now touted as having one of the most successful regional economies in the country.

As our economy improves, our population continues to expand. By 2040, our state is projected to add more than 1 million residents, with 800,000 of those new arrivals living in the metro area. To accommodate this growth and reach our full potential, we need to make smart public investments to ensure continued private-sector success. We must invest in a first-rate (more…)

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