City Pre-convention Committees

The first meeting of the City Pre-convention Committees will be Saturday, March 14th from 11AM-1PM at the George Latimer Central Library. These meetings are open to the public.

City Pre-Convention Committee Meetings

Saturday, March 14, 11:30AM-1PM

George Latimer Central Library

90 4th St. W., Saint Paul, MN 55102

If you have any questions, please call or email Libby (612) 860-7823 or libbykantner28@gmail.com


Also, we invite you to attend our Central Committee Meeting Thursday, March 19th at 5:30PM at the State DFL Headquarters.

Agenda:

-Hold Affirming Convention on the business conducted at the Wards 3 and 4 Conventions

-Elect two At-Large Directors (one male and one female) to fill existing vacancies (Central Committee has voting privileges)

-Debrief caucuses and conventions

-City Convention Updates

Ward 1 Convention Tomorrow!

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the Ward 1 Convention!

Ward 1 Saint Paul DFL Convention

Saturday, March 7th

Registration Starts- 9AM

Convention is Called to Order- 10AM

Central High School Gymnasium, 275 N. Lexington Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55104 (Please enter using door 13 at the northwest corner of the building)

We will have translation for delegates in Hmong, Somali and Oromo. We have scheduled breaks at 12:30PM, 3:30PM and 6:00PM for those who wish to pray at those times.

The Weekend of the DFL

The Saint Paul DFL has a big weekend coming up on the 21st and 22nd-

Volunteers are what make our process work. Email the Saint Paul DFL to help next weekend.

Volunteers are what make our process work. Email the Saint Paul DFL to help next weekend.

Three exciting conventions on Saturday and Sunday! Interested in helping? Volunteers are needed for sign-in, set up and much more! Email saintpauldflemail@gmail.com if you are interested.

Ward 5 Saint Paul DFL Convention

Saturday, February 21

Como Park Senior High School (Auditorium), 740 Rose Ave W., Saint Paul, MN 55117

8:00AM- Registration Opens

9:00AM- Convention Begins

2015 Ward 5 Convention Agenda

2015 Ward 5 Rules

-Hmong translation will be available at this event

Questions? Email Ward 5 Chair, Melissa Lesch, ms.melissa.lesch@gmail.com

Ward 6 Saint Paul DFL Convention

Saturday, February 21

Hazel Park Preparatory Academy, 1140 White Bear Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106

9:00AM- Registration Opens

10:00AM- Convention Begins

Ward 6 Rules and Agenda

-Hmong translation will be available at this event.

Questions? Email Ward 6 Convention Coordinator, Rich Kramer, RJFKramer@aol.com

Ward 2 Saint Paul DFL Convention

Sunday, February 22

Carpenter’s Hall, 700 Olive Street, Saint Paul, MN

11:00AM- Registration Opens

12:00PM- Convention Begins

2015 Ward 2 Convention Rules and Agenda

Official Hashtag: #dflward2

Questions? Email Ward 2 Co-Chair, Megan Thomas, meganjanethomas1966@gmail.com

Thank you to everyone who attended Caucuses!

Tuesday, February 3rd was a banner night for the City of Saint Paul. Across the city we saw high turnout at DFL precinct caucuses indicating that there is a ton of interest in this year’s exciting School Board and City Council Elections. Especially exciting was the historic numbers of East African Caucus goers who attended the Ward 1 caucuses.That one location had over 700 caucus attendee16451529475_9aaab01b57_os including many first-time caucus goers.

Coming out of Tuesday we are proud to announce that we have our two first DFL-endorsed candidates, Chris Tolbert for Ward 3 City Council member and Russ Stark for Ward 4 City Council member. These two leaders have served our city well and we cannot wait to reelect them to another term.

The Saint Paul DFL Executive Team is eager to hear your thoughts on how Tuesday night went- and how it could go better. Please take two minutes to fill out our survey and let us know how we did. We need you and your voice to make our party stronger.

Please check back to this page soon for more information about the upcoming Ward and City Conventions.

Caucuses: Tuesday, February 3, 7PM

We are less than a week away from caucuses- find out where you caucus below!

Find out what ward and precinct you live in!

All caucuses will be held February 3rd. Sign-in begins at 6:30, caucuses start at 7 and delegate elections begin at 7:30. 

Ward 1

Caucus will be held at Capitol Hill Gifted & Talented Magnet, 560 Concordia Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103 (Blue door).

The ward convention will be held Saturday, March 7th at 10AM Central Sr High School, 275 Lexington Parkway N., Saint Paul, MN 55104.

Ward 2

Ward 2 caucuses will be held at the three following locations:

  • Precincts 1-7, A+ Arts Program at Monroe, 810 Palace Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
  • Precincts 8-11, Healtheast’s Passport Program, Alliance Bank Building, 55 5th St. E., Suite 203, Saint Paul, MN 55101
  • Precincts 12-15, Humboldt High School, 30 Baker Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55107

The convention will be held Sunday, February 22nd at 12 PM the Carpenter’s Union, 700 Olive St., Saint Paul, MN 55107.

Ward 3

Caucuses will be held at Highland Park Jr. High, 975 South Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116.

The ward convention will be held immediately following caucuses the night of Tuesday, February 3rd at Highland Park Jr. High.

Ward 4

Caucuses will be held at Hamline Elementary School (formerly called Hancock), 1599 Englewood Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104.

The ward convention will be held immediately following caucuses the night of Tuesday, February 3rd at Hamline Elementary School.

Ward 5

Caucuses will be held at Washington Technology Magnet, 1495 Rice Street, St Paul, MN 55117.

Ward Convention to be held at 9AM, Saturday, February 21st at Como Senior High School (Auditorium), 740 Rose Ave W., Saint Paul, MN 55117.

Ward 6 

Caucuses will be held at Hazel Park School, 1140 White Bear Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106.

The Ward convention will be held at 9AM, Saturday, February 21st at Hazel Park Preparatory Academy, 1140 White Bear Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106.

Ward 7

Caucuses will be held at Harding High School, 1540 6th St. E., Saint Paul, MN 55106.

Ward convention will be held at 9AM, Saturday, February 28th at Battle Creek Middle School, 2121 North Park Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55119.

Expanding our movement for change- a message from our chair

DFL

As chair of the Saint Paul DFL I wear many hats. There’s the process hat; that worries about running fair and transparent endorsement processes. I have the fundraising hat; which worries about whether we have the money in the bank to pay for that process and to elect our endorsed candidates afterward. Finally, I have what I’ll call my aspirational and inspirational hat. When I wear that hat I think about what this organization could be and how to get there.

All across the country we are experiencing a call to action for much needed social change. This MLK Day I joined a march along University Avenue of over 2,000 people standing up and saying “America isn’t working for all Americans” and “Racism is still the problem.” Not just a problem, but the problem. A number of the people marching down University were from Saint Paul. They are demanding progressive change, yet we have not seen them at Saint Paul DFL events. We have not seen them at our caucuses or conventions. We have not seen them following the Saint Paul DFL Facebook page. We have not seen them out door knocking for our Saint Paul DFL-endorsed School Board Candidates.

Why?

Because they don’t see the DFL as a vehicle for social change. We must change this. The future of our party depends on it.

Our party has a proud history of being a powerful force for change. This election year, we must once again rise to the challenges of our time. We must do what is necessary to bring more of our neighbors into our caucuses and our conventions. We must make sure that our endorsing bodies represent the City that we serve. We must make our processes more transparent. We must move beyond simply having “party events” to hosting community events that draw residents from all corners of our city. It isn’t going to be easy, it isn’t going to be quick and we can’t do it alone. But together we can do it. We can be the social change that our city and our country needs.

This Saturday, January 24, the Saint Paul DFL is taking the first of many steps toward expanding our movement for change.We are sponsoring a hip hop showcase of local artists whose lyrics focus on issues that are effecting our community. At the event, along with great music, we will have information on how to caucus as well as how to write and introduce resolutions. Our goal is to inspire our neighbors to see caucusing as a means to advocate for the issues they care about and make a commitment to attend their caucus on February 3rd. Please show your support by attending and bringing your friends, your family, and your neighbors. This event is the first step in the long term work of strengthening both our party and our city. Let’s recommit together to continue the fight for justice and equality.

Hope to see you Saturday.

Sincerely,

Libby Kantner

Saint Paul DFL Chair