Action Alerts

Concerned about the outcome of the last election?  Want to get involved and help defend progressive values? We will be making periodic postings of ways you can get involved in a range of projects with various non-DFL organizations.  (DFL events are listed on our DFL In the Know posts.)

 Here are some upcoming events:

  • Today through November 6 — Early No Excuse Voting in municipalities and school boards holding elections. Check those entities for locations and times.
  • October 14, 11:00 AM — The People’s Rally for Justice, Minneapolis State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155. More information and RSVP here.
  • October 14, 1:30 PM — Pie and Politics with Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Zack Stephenson, Champlin Community Center, 12450 Gettysburg Ave N, Champlin, MN 55316. More information and RSVP here.
  • October 16, 6:15 PM — Westside Progressive Meeting:  Campaign Finance Reform, Church of the Epiphany Episcopal, 4900 Nathan Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55442. More information and RSVP here.
  • October 16, 7:00 PM — Indivisible MN03 Candidate Town Hall with Tina Liebling, Chaska Moravian Church, 115 E 4th St, Chaska, MN 55318. More information and RSVP here.
  • October 17, 6:30 PM — Indivisible North Metro Free Screening:  First Daughter and hte Black Snake, Coon Rapids Middle School Auditorium, 11600 Raven St NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
  • October 17, 7:00 PM — Indivisible MN03:  Representative on the Record, finding out what Rep. Paulsen’s positions are is difficult without town halls, individual meetings are off the record. Find out what people who’ve met with Rep. Paulsen have learned. South Shore Community Senior Center, 5735 Country Club Rd, Excelsior, MN 55331.  More information and RSVP here.
  • October 18, 6:30 PM — DACA:  In Depth Discussion with Immigration Attorney Kara Lynum hosted by Indivisible MN03, Wayzata Public Library, 620 Rice St E, Wayzata, MN 55391. More information and RSVP here.
  • October 19, 7:00 PM — Indivisible Northwest Metro Meeting:  Twitter 102, Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St, Maple Grove. More information and RSVP here.
  • October 21, 2:00 PM — League of Women Voters:  Bold Women of Medicine, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Sq, Edina, MN 55436
  • October 22, 12:30 PM — Sen. Elizabeth Warren:  The Democratic Party at a Crossroads — The Wellstone Way and Economic Populism, Ted Mann Concern Hall, 2128 4th St. S, Minneapolis, MN 55454. More information and RSVP
    here.
  • October 22, 1:00 PM — Swing Left Minnetonka Voter Canvassing and Get Out the Vote for City Council. More information and RSVP here.
  • October 22, 2:00 PM — Leader Melissa Hortman Tree Celebration FUndraiser, 8710 WIndsor Ter, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. More information and tickets here. Read More

DFL Action Alert: Georgia and South Carolina Help Needed

 

Today, Georgia and South Carolina have a chance to send two new representatives to the U.S. House. These special elections are a chance to put more Democrats in office and send a signal that the American people will stand up to House Republicans’ policies.

So much rides on these elections. Georgia and South Carolina need our help. Polls have already opened, and will be open until 6:00pm CT tonight. Can you find time today to make a couple of calls to ensure folks in those states are getting out to vote?

Click here to urge voters to get to the polls for Jon Ossoff to represent Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.

Click here to urge voters to get to the polls for Archie Parnell to represent South Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District.

Thank you for your help in electing Democrats across the country. Only together can we build lasting change.

Sincerely,

 

Ken Martin, Chair 

DFL Action Alert: Special Prosecutor

More than a month after FBI Director James Comey confirmed under oath that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign for its involvement with Russian officials to influence our election, Comey was fired by President Trump. This is a disgraceful use of power and a constitutional crisis in the making.

Even after Trump appoints a new FBI director, no one in his administration can be trusted to lead an honest investigation into what happened; our national security will remain at risk. Read More

Action Alert: A Constitutional Crisis in the Making

Dear DFLer, 

More than a month after FBI Director James Comey confirmed under oath that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign for its involvement with Russian officials to influence our election, Comey was fired by President Trump. This is a disgraceful use of power and a constitutional crisis in the making.

Even after Trump appoints a new FBI director, no one in his administration can be trusted to lead an honest investigation into what happened; our national security will remain at risk.   Read More

DFL Weekly Action Alert: May 5, 2017

Save the Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. House celebrated taking health care away from 24 million Americans with a party and premature press conference at the White House. 

 Their health care plan doesn’t provide care. Instead, it makes it harder for millions of Americans to afford the care they need. Republicans in the House lead by Trump think their win in the House yesterday means smooth sailing until their dangerous plan becomes law. They think they’ve already won. But its up to us to prove them wrong.  Read More

DFL Weekly Action Alert: May 3, 2017

Dear DFLer, 

President Donald Trump is insisting that Republican members of Congress try again to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and take health care coverage away from 24 million Americans. Even though the Republicans embarrassingly pulled their bill from the House floor in March and a Kaiser Health poll shows that 74 percent of respondents said Republicans should do what they can to make the Affordable Care Act work, Trump continues to beat the drum on this issue. Read More

DFL Action Alert

Dear DFLer,

The time for action on a bonding bill is now.

The 2017 construction season has arrived and crucial projects that require state funds are on hold because the Republicans who control the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate have yet to release a bonding bill.

If a bonding bill is not approved this session, important projects across the state will cost taxpayers millions of dollars more because of increased interest rates. Even more alarming are the federal funds Republicans will forfeit millions more if projects are not approved. Three projects in jeopardy of losing federal funding include: Read More

DFL Weekly Action Alert

 

Call your Legislators: Tell them to Avoid Another Republican Shutdown 

The last time Republicans had control of both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature in 2011, their refusal to compromise on the state budget with Governor Mark Dayton and DFL leaders caused a government shutdown.

Over the next four weeks, lawmakers must come together to approve a two-year state budget. Republicans once again have control of both the Minnesota House and Senate and are continuing to dig their heels in while refusing to invest in our youngest learners or Minnesotans living with disabilities.

Thanks to Governor Dayton and DFL leadership, our state is in a better financial position than it was 6 years ago. It’s crucial that we use the $1.5 billion budget surplus to move Minnesota forward and work for long-term solutions that will benefit everyone in the state.

What can you do?

Call your Legislators and tell them that a repeat of 2011 is unacceptable. Remind them that Minnesotans deserve better than shutdown politics. 

DFL Action Alert: Call Your Senators

Dear DFLer, 

Today, the Minnesota Senate will vote on a bill that would steal paid sick days from 150,000 working Minnesotans. Senate File 580 would take away the ability of city councils to make decisions for our communities- decisions like raising the minimum wage or a paid family leave program.

Make your voice heard

Your Senator needs to hear from you right now! Call or email your Senator and tell him or her you support local control and don’t agree with SF 580.

Find out who represents you and how to contact them here.  

Best,

 

Ken Martin, Chair 

MinnesotaCare Action Alert

 

 

 

 

From Ken Martin, State DFL Chair:

Dear DFLer,

In January, Gov. Mark Dayton introduced, “An Opportunity Agenda for a Better Minnesota,” a  two-year state budget that sets out solutions to our state’s challenges and commits to a Better Minnesota for all.

With the first deadline of the 2017 Legislative Session set for March 10, Gov. Dayton’s proposals are being debated by the Republican-controlled Legislature. DFLers need to rise up and make their voices heard. Please contact your state representative and state senator and let them know you support Gov. Dayton’s efforts to create opportunity for all

Steep premium increases and high deductibles have placed a big financial burden on too many Minnesotans. Gov. Dayton’s MinnesotaCare Buy-In plan would offer Minnesotans better health care choices and lower prices – at no ongoing cost to taxpayers.

Make your voice heard

Contact your legislators and let them know you support the MinnesotaCare Buy-In plan because:

  • MinnesotaCare works.
  • Enrollees pay their own way – this is not free health care.
  • It provides high quality health care for less.
  • Minnesotans will have better access to care.
  • This is a sustainable option with no ongoing costs to taxpayers; it would be funded entirely by the premiums of those buying the coverage.

Please support the Governor’s work to create opportunities for all by reaching out to your legislators on one or all of these issues. A quick phone call or email to your DFL legislators will show your support to Build a Better Minnesota. Communicating with your Republican legislators sends the message that you want a Minnesota where everyone can succeed.

To find your legislators and their contact information, click here.