Under Minnesota state statute and DFL bylaws, the Minnesota DFL Precinct Caucus is in-person on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, starting at 7:00 PM. Senate District 59 DFL is the Organizing Unit for our area, and we will have a number of “hub” locations across the district with multiple precincts together, with experienced volunteers to help our DFL Caucus Conveners.
Share why you join DFL Caucus Night and Commit to Caucus
There are many reasons why DFL members join their neighbors on DFL Caucus Night. Some join for local Democracy and representing their community. Others do it to become a volunteer to elect DFL candidates up and down the ballot in critical elections. We are sharing these stories as part of a outreach campaign for DFL Caucus Night. Take a minute to share your story of why you join DFL Caucus Night and how it impacts you and your community and the issues you care about!
Pre-register for DFL Caucus Night in case you can’t make it in-person
One way that you can make DFL Caucus Night a better experience is by completing our Caucus Pre-Registration and Non-Attendee Form. If you attend in-person, this form will keep a complete record of your contact information. If you don’t make caucus night, this form acts as a backup Non-Attendee Form to afford an opportunity to become a Delegate or Alternate if seats are available. This form closes on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM.
Help organize DFL Caucus Night as a DFL Convener
A second way you can help make DFL Caucus Night engage more neighbors is by becoming a DFL Convener. You will receive training from the Minnesota DFL and learn how to set up, run your Caucus, and compile information to follow up with attendees.
Senate District 59 DFL Convention
Is our Convention in-person this year?
With a recent Minnesota DFL State Central Committee bylaw amendment, all DFL endorsing conventions are in-person unless excepted under extraordinary circumstances.
What if I am not able to attend in-person?
Unfortunately, the only way to participate, vote as delegate or upgraded alternate, or be elected a State Delegate is to attend and participate in-person.
What are the details for our Convention?
Senate District 59 DFL Convention
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Registration opens at 9:00 AM
Call to Order at 10:00 AM
North Community High School
You can check out a full list of printable documents, including the DFL Party Platform, on the Party Documents page.
On Friday, March 4, 2022, the Senate District 59 DFL Executive Committee voted to move to a virtual convention.
On Saturday, April 9, 2022, the Convention was held virtually within a Zoom meeting as required by Minnesota DFL rules. Delegates and alternates received a post mailed Official Call postcard with their delegate status and their ballot number. Most votes for this convention were held by acclamation, but one ballot was needed for resolutions. This was the first all-virtual convention to endorse for all contests, elect party officers, and elect state delegates, with a walking subcaucus, all in one day virtually without the risk of covid. At least three delegates who participated were covid-positive and recovering well at home.
Senate District 59 DFL
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Technology Space opened at 9:30 am. Registration with credentials opened at 9:30 am. Call to order was 11 am.
Convention Chair: Wayne Grimmer
5th Congressional District DFL
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Registration with credentials opened at 11 am. Call to order was 12 pm noon.
North Community High School 1500 James Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Convention Chairs: Jen Guertin and James Hepworth
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Minneapolis DFL has moved to a virtual convention like Senate District 59 DFL. There is no further delegate selection for City to a higher convention. More details soon.