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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.  

 

 

Come Party with the Party!

You are cordially invited to join the Saint Paul DFL Party for our 2017 Kick-off Fundraiser, Thursday, February 2nd at Mancini’s from 5-7PM. This exciting night will be the first event of the year where you can hobnob with mayoral and school board candidates and reconnect with all your DFL friends and neighbors. To add to the excitement, our favorite Irish band, Legacy, will be there serenading us. Stop by for a dance, or stay the whole night!

On a serious note: This is going to be a big endorsement year for the Saint Paul DFL. This is the FIRST open mayoral election since 2002 (!) and additionally there are three very important school board seats to endorse for. The Saint Paul DFL Executive Committee has done serious outreach and planning to make this year’s endorsement process smooth, transparent and incredibly inclusive. Read about it here. Those goals cost money. We hope you will join us and contribute to the cause of making the Saint Paul DFL a party that is truly reflective of our great city. On the flip side, this year is all about inclusivity, so if you can’t spare a fiver, we still want you here– and at all the events. Come. Bring your friends. Make friends. Help us make Saint Paul even better. That is what our party is about. 

 See the full invite below–

 Sincerely,

 Libby Kantner

Saint Paul DFL Chair 

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2017 Saint Paul DFL Caucus & Convention Dates & Process

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Thank you to all of you who took our survey or met with members of our Executive Committee to talk about how to make the 2017 endorsement process more inclusive. Using your feedback, we have come up with a streamlined process that hopefully will allow more people to participate in the important 2017 endorsement for Saint Paul Mayor and 3 Saint Paul School Board Members.

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.

Caucus/Ward Convention Dates (Locations and Times TBD)

Saturday, April 22– Ward 1 Caucus and Ward Convention

Saturday, April 22– Ward 5 Caucus and Ward Convention

Sunday, April 23– Ward 2 Caucus and Ward Convention

Saturday April 29– Ward 4 Caucus and Ward Convention

Saturday, April 29– Ward 6 Caucus and Convention

Sunday, April 30– Ward 3 Caucus and Ward Convention

Sunday, April 30– Ward 7 Caucus and Convention

Saturday, June 17– City Convention

Let us know what you think and how you want to help below.