DFL leaders marked the beginning of early voting today with a kickoff event at the Apple Valley DFL field office.
DFL Chair Ken Martin, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, State Senator Greg Clausen, President of the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin, Second Congressional Candidate Angie Craig and state house and senate candidates spoke to volunteers about the importance of early voting and why it is so critical this year that everyone get out to vote. After the speaking program volunteers headed to their voting locations to vote early.
“The stakes are too high to sit on the sidelines,” said DFL Chairman Ken Martin. “The outcome of this election will determine whether our economy continues to rebound from the Great recession or revert back to the policies that caused it; whether our roads and bridges get the safety updates they need; whether women’s health decisions remain up to each woman and her doctor. This election will determine the makeup of the Supreme Court and whether our nation makes the changes necessary to slow the effects of climate change, and how we continue our relationships with our allies around the world.
Similar events took place at DFL Field Offices across the state including; Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, St. Cloud, Willmar, Morris, Coon Rapids, Plymouth, and Bemidji.
Earlier this week the DFL launched Election Central, a digital voting tool to help make voting easier.