City Convention- Saturday, June 17th

Saturday June 17th is the Saint Paul DFL City Convention where delegates who were elected at their ward conventions will come together to endorse for mayor and three school board seats. They will also vote on resolutions introduced at precinct caucuses. This event is open to the public. Feel free to come observe or volunteer! We need volunteers to help the day run smoothly.

 

Saint Paul DFL City Convention

Saturday, June 17th

8:30AM-Registration Opens

9:30AM- Convention Called to Order

Washington Technology Magnet

1495 Rice Street

Saint Paul, MN 55117

Below are the rules and agenda proposed by the Rules Committee (made up of members elected at Ward Conventions).

Draft 2017 St. Paul DFL City Agenda

Draft 2017 St. Paul DFL City Rules

The Rules Committee also submitted a Minority Report Rules and Agenda. Those are below. The final rules and agenda will be voted on by the convention body on the 17th.

Minority Report Agenda

Minority Report-2017 St. Paul DFL City Rules

Resolutions:

At the convention delegates will have a chance to vote on resolutions that were introduced at precinct caucuses. You can find a full list of those here:

Saint Paul 2017 Resolutions Ballot Key

Accommodations:

Somali and Hmong simultaneous interpreters will be available at the convention. We are pleased to announce we will also have CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation). This is basically real-time captioning projected on large screens to help assist the the hard of hearing and provide a backup if the convention hall gets noisy. If you need any special accommodations to fully participate in the process please send us an email by June 12th.

4th Annual DFL Bowling Fundraiser!

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Join the St. Paul DFL for our 4th Bowl-O-Rama Fundraiser!

4th Saint Paul DFL Bowling Fundraiser

Monday, May 15th, 7-10PM

Midway Bowl

1556 University Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104

This year we will be at the Midway Pro Bowl for an old fashioned fundraiser! They have 32 lanes and a big lounge–and have reserved the entire place for us.

This is a great opportunity to talk with candidates and DFL friends without Roberts Rules. Some of us will hit the lanes while others will fill up the lounge. There is something for everyone here.

Please complete your registration. It’s important because it tells us:
1. You’re bowling status (individual or team);
2. Who’s planning on co-hosting;
3. If you’re not able to attend, but would like to make a contribution.

Caucuses start this Saturday!

 Find your caucus date and location with the DFL’s Caucus Finder.

Rules and Agenda

2017 Precinct Rules and Agenda Draft 

2017 St. Paul Ward Convention Rules

Caucus/Ward Convention Dates

Saturday, April 22– Ward 1 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet
Registration Opens: 9 AM
Start:10 AM
Languages: Hmong, Somali

Saturday, April 22– Ward 5 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Wellstone Elementary
Registration Opens: 8AM
Start: 9AM
Languages: Hmong

Sunday, April 23– Ward 2 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Humboldt High School
Registration Opens: 11:30AM
Start: 12:30PM
Languages:

Saturday April 29– Ward 4 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Murray Middle School
Registration Opens: 9AM
Start: 9:30AM

Saturday, April 29– Ward 6 Caucus and Convention
Location: Johnson Senior High
Registration Opens: 9 AM
Start: 10 AM
Languages: Hmong

Sunday, April 30– Ward 3 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Highland Park Middle School
Registration Opens:11:30AM
Start: 12PM

Sunday, April 30– Ward 7 Caucus and Convention
Location: Harding High School
Registration Opens: 12:30PM
Start: 1PM
Languages: Hmong, Somali

City Convention

Saturday, June 17– City Convention **
June 17
Location: Washington Tech
Registration Opens: 8:30AM
Start: 9:30AM
Languages: Hmong, Somali

**You must be elected a delegate or alternate at your ward convention to participate in the City Convention. More about the process here.

2017 Saint Paul DFL Endorsement Process:

  • All endorsement events (caucuses or conventions) will be held on the weekend, because that’s when we heard people were available.
  • Caucuses and Ward Conventions will be held at the same event, so you don’t need to block off two days for this part– just one!
  • To maximize the number of trained volunteers and interpreters, and the amount of face-to-face candidate time attendees receive, caucuses will be on staggered days.

We hope this leads to an endorsement process that makes everyone feel heard, chooses strong, capable candidates, who reflect the values of our diverse DFL community and ensures that participants have a valuable experience.

Meet the candidates!

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Join the Saint Paul DFL and Concordia University for final DFL Mayoral Debate prior to caucuses. RSVP here.

Saint Paul DFL Mayoral Debate

Concordia University, Buetow Auditorium

Monday, April 10th, 7PM

Doors open at 6PM

Parking is free on campus after 4:30PM. Street parking is also available.

Can’t make it? Watch the first debate, generously filmed by The UpTake.

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Also, don’t forget! There are three school board seats up for election this year. Hear from the candidates at a forum hosted by the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers. RSVP here.

Saint Paul Federation of Teachers School Board Candidate Forum

SPFT Office, 23 Empire Drive, Saint Paul

Thursday, April 13, 6PM

Free and open to the public. 

When are caucuses?

Great question! St. Paul DFL precinct caucuses are NOT on the same day as Minneapolis and are NOT on April 4. Some people in St. Paul have been mailed postcards by mistake from the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation for the April 4 Minneapolis DFL caucus. Saint Paul DFL caucuses start April 22st- but they are on different days depending on where you live!

Find your caucus DATE and LOCATION here: DFL Caucus Finder

Simply type in your address and it will give you the details. Questions? Email Saintpauldflemail@gmail.com

Saint Paul, it’s time to choose our next mayor!

STEP ONE
Join us to meet the candidates.

Saturday, March 25th
Eastside Mayoral Candidate Forum
11:00 AM
Dayton’s Bluff Rec Center
800 Conway St.
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Monday, April 10th
Concordia Mayoral Candidate Forum
7:00- 8:30 PM
Concordia University
Buetow Memorial Hall
300 Hamline Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

All are welcome in the DFL and all are valued. Join us!

STEP TWO
Go to your caucus.  See this link for dates and locations.

Caucus Dates Announced!

Not sure what ward you live in?  See the map below or go here for an interactive map.



Saturday, April 22– Ward 1 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet
Registration Opens: 9 AM
Start:10 AM
Translation available in: Hmong

Saturday, April 22– Ward 5 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Wellstone Elementary
Registration Opens: 8AM
Start: 9AM
Translation available in: Hmong

Sunday, April 23– Ward 2 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Humboldt High School
Registration Opens: 11:30AM
Start: 12:30PM

Saturday April 29– Ward 4 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Murray Middle School
Registration Opens: 9AM
Start: 9:30AM

Saturday, April 29– Ward 6 Caucus and Convention
Location: Johnson Senior High
Registration Opens: 9 AM
Start: 10 AM
Translation available in: Hmong

Sunday, April 30– Ward 3 Caucus and Ward Convention
Location: Highland Park Middle School
Registration Opens:11:30AM
Start: 12PM

Sunday, April 30– Ward 7 Caucus and Convention
Location: Harding High School
Registration Opens: 12:30PM
Start: 1PM
Translation available in: Hmong

Saturday, June 17– City Convention
June 17
Location: Washington Tech
Registration Opens: 8:30AM
Start: 9:30AM
Translation available in: Hmong

*If you have additional translation needs or need any special accommodations to participate fully in the event, please email libbykantner28@gmail.com by April 12th.