- Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will travel to St. Louis, Carlton, Isanti, Pine, and Anoka counties to meet with business leaders and local officials, as well as Minnesotans who help with the Secretary of State’s Safe at Home address confidentiality program, which helps protect victims of domestic violence.
- 9 a.m. – The Minnesota Senate meets in session.
- 10 a.m. – The Minnesota House of Representatives meets in session.
- 10:30 a.m. – Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger will meet with local city, county and public health officials in Hutchinson to see how the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) has supported various efforts in the city and county, including active living and healthy eating projects. City Council Chambers in the Hutchinson City Center.
- 2:30 p.m. – More than 40 immigrant rights organizations, unions and social justice organizations will meet at Lake St. and Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis and march to the Hennepin County Government Center for a 5 p.m. rally.
- 9 a.m. – Congresswoman Betty McCollum will march in the Cinco de Mayo parade with Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega, State Sen. Sandy Pappas, State Rep. Carlos Mariani, City Councilmember Dave Thune, DFL-endorsed candidates, and local DFLers. Parade line-up begins at 9:00 AM and the parade kicks off at 10 a.m. The line-up area is at 75 West Plato Blvd. The DFL is Unit #37.
- 11:30 a.m. – State Central Committee meets, Carpenter’s Hall, 700 Olive St., St. Paul.
Constituency Caucus meetings
- May 2 – The DFL Veterans Caucus meets, Carpenter’s Hall, 10:30 a.m., 700 Olive St., St. Paul.
- May 16 – The DFL African-American Caucus will meet at 10 a.m., Golden Thyme Coffee House, 921 Selby Ave, St. Paul.
Events you won’t want to miss!
- June 6 – Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner.
- June 20 – Registration is now open for the DFL Training Summit. Attend and learn how you can help the party build to win, built to last.
Speaker: Dayton might get bills he does not want, Pioneer Press
In presidential bid, Sanders differs with Clinton, Star Tribune
Is Jeb Bush too reasonable for the GOP? Star Tribune
In response to Bernie Sanders’ announcement that he will run for president in 2016, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement:
“Democrats welcome Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as the second candidate to officially seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in 2016. Senator Sanders is well-recognized for his principled leadership and has consistently stood up for middle class families. Throughout his service in the U.S. House and Senate, Bernie Sanders has clearly demonstrated his commitment to the values we all share as members of the Democratic Party.
“The Democratic Party appreciates the contributions that Senator Sanders, Secretary Clinton, and other candidates will make to a healthy dialogue about the future of our party and our nation. There is a distinct contrast between Democrats who are on the side of middle and working class families and Republicans who are concerned with the very rich and wealthy corporations. Over the next year, the discussions we have during our respective nominating processes will help make that choice clear.”
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter Minneapolis rallies in solidarity with Baltimore, TC Daily Planet
House passes budget in win for GOP, The Hill
Crow Wing County DFL Convention held April 25, Brainerd Dispatch
Top Dems line up behind $12 minimum wage, The Hill
Today is May Day
LGBTQ Day at the Minnesota Capitol
Protester Daudtless in Capitol, Pioneer Press
Major League Soccer
Audit of Minnesota’s taconite tax system calls for changes, Pioneer Press
Guide to tobacco tax breaks in House omnibus tax bill, Clearway Minnesota
Oil train safety through Twin Cities considered at Capitol, Pioneer Press
Map: Who needs to evacuate if an oil train catches fire? Pioneer Press