2017 DFL Founders Day Dinner

Join us for our December 9 Founders’ Day Dinner

This year’s keynote speaker from the State DFL’s Founders’ Day Dinner will be Vice President Joe Biden.

Tickets for this event will go quickly.  So, mark your calendars now and plan to attend.

CD3 DFL will be booking a table (or more!), so we can sit together. Each table seats 10, so for $100 a seat ($50 refundable through the PCR program if you haven’t taken advantage of that yet this year). So, you can sit with friends, and get better seating than booking directly through the State DFL system.

Just email us at info@dfl3cd.org with your interest in sitting with us. We’ll get back to you with specifics on how to do that.

We look forward to sharing a meal with you and hearing from Vice President Biden.


2017 Jackie Stevenson Dinner

If you weren’t able to join us September 10, 2017, for this year’s Jackie Stevenson Dinner, here are some photos from the evening:

2017 Jackie Stevenson Dinner Reservations Still Possible

We upped our numbers a bit in case there are a few more people who’d like to join us September 10

If you’re unable to make a firm ticket purchase, but are planning on attending, please email us at info@dfl3cd.org with the specifics so we can make certain a place is reserved for you NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 6.

This year’s emcee will again be Buck Humphrey.

In addition to our keynote speaker, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, we are honored to have the following dignitaries scheduled to attend:

  • U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (tentative)
  • U.S. Rep. Tim Walz
  • Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman
  • State Sen. John Hoffman
  • State Sen. Steve Cwodzinski
  • State Rep. Andrew Carlson
  • State Rep. Cheryl Youakim
  • State Rep. Debra Hilstrom
  • State Rep. Erin Murphy
  • State Rep. John Lesch
  • State Rep. Laurie Pryor
  • State Rep. Paul Thissen
  • State Rep. Tina Liebling
  • St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman
  • CD3 DFL Candidate Adam Jennings
  • CD3 DFL Candidate Dean Phillips
  • State DFL Chair Ken Martin
  • State DFL Vice Chair Marge Hoffa
  • DNC Member J.P. Barone
  • DNC Member Lori Sellner
  • Commissioner Victoria Rhinehart

2017 CD3 DFL Jackie Stevenson Award Winners

Minnesota 3rd Congressional District Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) is pleased to announce the following volunteer award recipients of this year’s Jackie awards. Their outstanding efforts to build and support the DFL will be acknowledged at CD3 DFL’s September 10 Jackie Stevenson dinner.

Phyllis Richerson, SD44 DFL Chair

The 2017 Jackie Stevenson Award for Volunteer of the Year is Phyllis Richerson, Chair, SD44. Phyllis worked for years to develop awareness of the DFL party and values in Senate District 33 prior to redistricting. As CD3 secretary and now the current chair of Senate District 44, she’s bringing new ideas and energy to the DFL in Minnetonka and Plymouth. Phyllis is an amazing repository of wonderful ideas and suggestions to help other chairs build their districts and never fails to support others in their work. We are proud to work with Phyllis to make CD3 a bluer district every day. Read More

Donald Trump’s access to nuclear codes is ‘pretty damn scary’

The following article by Julian Borger was posted on the Irish Times website August 23, 2017:

Obama-era intelligence chief James Clapper questions US president’s ‘fitness for office’ after Phoenix speech

Former US director of national intelligence James Clapper (centre) has joined a growing chorus of alarm over president Trump’s erratic behaviour. Photograph: JimLo Scalzo

Donald Trump’s access to the nuclear codes is “pretty damn scary”, a former US intelligence chief has said, calling Trump’s rally in Arizona on Tuesday night “disturbing”.

James Clapper, director of national intelligence for seven years under Barack Obama, questioned the US president’s “fitness to be in this office” after his demagogic performance in Phoenix, and expressed anxiety about Trump’s power to launch nuclear weapons without consulting Congress or any other official.

Once a president has verified his identity with a code kept constantly on his person or nearby, the military chain of command has no power to block his launch orders. Read More

11 Times Congressman Ted Lieu Beat Donald Trump at His Own Twitter Game

NOTE:  Rep. Lieu is our keynote speaker at next month’s Jackie Stevenson dinner. Want to hear from him yourself? You can purchase your tickets here through 5:00 PM September 1, 2017.

The following article by Ryan General was posted on the Netshark.com website August 25, 2017:

Whether he’s bashing political rivals, the media, other heads of state or random celebrities, President Donald Trump uses Twitter to vent his anger, to the utter annoyance of many.

Quite fittingly, an Asian American congressman has been taking the POTUS to task via the microblogging site over the past few months.

When it comes to dishing it out to Trump in 140 characters or less, no one else comes close to Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu, who uses the platform to criticize Trump and his administration.

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Dem rep: Trump North Korea statements ‘reckless’

The following article by Max Greenwood was posted on the Hill website August 11, 2017:

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Friday slammed President Trump’s rhetoric toward North Korea as “reckless” and urged him to pursue a diplomatic solution to Washington’s escalating tensions with Pyongyang.

“We need to engage in diplomacy. That’s the one thing that Donald Trumphas not yet done,” Lieu said in a video posted on Twitter by VoteVets, a progressive advocacy group.

“And before the president takes us down the dark and bloody path of a catastrophic war, he needs to first engage in diplomacy,” he added. “He owes that to the American people and I call on the president to do that first before issuing provocative and senseless and reckless statements.” Read More

Join Us Wednesday: Dessert and Discussion

Please join the CD3 Central Committee for an evening of desserts and discussion with our congressional candidates;  Alicia Donahue, Adam Jennings, Dean Phillips and Brian Santa Maria.

This will be an informal meet and greet where we can meet all of the candidates one-on-one, and begin brainstorming how we can flip CD3 from red to blue.

Please invite anyone else who is ready to push up their sleeves and get to work in the 3rd!

When:  Wednesday, August 16, 7:00 – 8:45pm
Where:  Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd,  Minnetonka, MN

Bring a dessert to share.  CD3 will be providing coffee and water.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Kay Lewis at 952.491.0748 or kay.lewis@gmail.com.

Note This will be in lieu of our August Central Committee meeting. Our regularly scheduled meeting will resume in September.

The @nti-Trump: Rep. Ted Lieu hits the president where he lives

The following article by Gabby Kaufman was posted on the Yahoo News website August 9, 2017:

Ted Lieu at the “From Russia With Trump” panel during Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Politicon)

There’s no evidence President Trump, in his Twitter persona of @realDonaldTrump, has been paying any attention to Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., or even to @tedlieu. He hasn’t replied to any of the second-term congressman’s provocative tweets, hasn’t bothered to insult or attack him and hasn’t unleashed on him the army of trollbots supposedly working in the service of the Trump campaign.

Others are paying attention — Lieu’s 337,000 followers, at least, representing an increase of hundreds of thousands in the months since he began his campaign of answering the deluge of bombast and untruths from the president’s Twitter account with his own stern correctives.

It’s a thankless job — unless you are, say, a certain 48-year-old minority-party backbencher from Torrance who has been rewarded with newfound stature in his party and increased face time on cable news.

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