Senior Caucus

The DFL Senior Caucus promotes the active participation of Minnesota seniors in the political process- giving a voice to seniors in Minnesota elections and politics.

 

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The DFL Senior Caucus promotes the active participation of Minnesota seniors in the political process. Our caucus gives a voice to seniors in Minnesota elections and politics.

 

The goal of the caucus is to affect public policy by bringing focus and accountability to senior issues, and by working to elect public officials who support:

  • Affordable health care
  • Fair and equitable tax policies
  • Sound transportation systems
  • Fair prescription-drug coverage
  • Affordable housing
  • Safe and livable communities

 

What is the Minnesota DFL Senior Caucus?
Seniors are among those most adversely affected by the policies and acts of the recent administrations in Minnesota and Washington DC. To address the needs of seniors, the Senior Caucus was formed in 2006 as an organization within the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party.

The Caucus works to involve seniors throughout Minnesota in the political process, to provide a vehicle for their active participation in the DFL party, and to promote programs and legislation that protect and enhance the lives of seniors. Our united efforts influence voters and policy makers. Our unified voice makes a difference in assuring that the needs of older Minnesotans are addressed in policies and law.

 

Reaching the goals of the Caucus
The primary goal of the Caucus is to impact public policy by bring focus and accountability to senior issues and by electing representatives who support the following:

  • Affordable, quality health care for all
  • Fair prescription drug coverage
  • Affordable housing
  • Safe, livable communities
  • Reliable transportation systems & infrastructure
  • Affordable, quality education for all
  • Fair and equitable tax policies
  • A peaceful world where our grandchildren can succeed

 

The goals of the DFL Senior Caucus:

1) to foster the involvement of Minnesota seniors, especially those persons 55 years of age and older, in the political process;
2) to encourage their active participation in the DFL Party;
3) to bring outreach and focus to senior issues;
4) to promote, support, and hold accountable DFL candidates at all levels who are aware of and committed to the concerns of Minnesota seniors;
5) to increase voter turnout among Minnesota seniors;
6) to ensure appropriate senior representation in party positions in the DFL Party.

 

To achieve our goal we:

  • Organize seniors
  • Inform and educate on senior issues
  • Involve seniors in campaigns and policy making
  • Advocate and lobby on behalf of seniors
  • Hold officials accountable

 

The Caucus works to involve seniors throughout Minnesota in the political process, to provide, a vehicle for their active participation in the DFL Party and to promote programs and legislation that protect and enhance the lives of seniors and their children and grandchildren. Our unified voice makes a difference in assuring that the needs of older Minnesotans are addressed in law and policy. Our united efforts influence voters.

Chapters

  • Anoka County Chapter
  • Mora East Central Chapter
  • East Metro Chapter
  • Forest Lake Tri County Chapter
  • Mankato Chapter
  • Minneapolis Chapter
  • Duluth NorthEast Minnesota Chapter
  • North Metro Chapter
  • Rochester SouthEast Minnesota Chapter
  • South Metro Chapter

Resources

Accommodation Resources

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DFL Party Documents

Here you can find the DFL Constitution, Official Call, Platform, and Action Agenda.

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Staff Directory

Here you can find a list of the current DFL Staff as well as their emails to get in contact. Here are some key contacts emails: Party Affairs Questions - partyaffairs@dfl.org Training Questions - training@dfl.org VAN Questions - voterfile@dfl.org PCR Questions - pcr@dfl.org

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