Press Releases from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Minnesota DFL Party Moves State Convention Online

04/24/2020

Today, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced that the Party’s State Convention will, for the first time in the 76 year history of the party, no longer be held in-person. The convention will instead be moved online and conducted via a remote balloting system.

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DFL Legislators Announce Plan to Protect Elections from COVID-19

04/09/2020

Today, Representative Jamie Long, Senator Nick Frentz, and DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin announced their “Defending Democracy” plan, a set of legislative proposals designed to ensure that all eligible voters can safely cast ballots during the COVID-19 outbreak. The entirety of the plan they released can be viewed here.

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Restaurants Offering Free Meals Across Minnesota

03/24/2020

Many kids rely on school meals as their daily source of food. While schools have shut down across the state, restaurants are stepping up to help families by offering free kids meals. These restaurants, despite their businesses being affected by the public health crisis, are offering free meals to families across the state.

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ASDC President Calls for Electoral Reform in Response to Voting Problems

03/17/2020

In light of the voting issues that arose in Illinois and Florida as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Ken Martin, President of the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC), Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party called for states to immediately adopt emergency measures to ensure voters are not disenfranchised by this public health crisis.

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Minnesota DFL Party Moves Conventions to Online Ballot

03/17/2020

Last night, an emergency meeting of the Minnesota DFL Party Executive Committee made the decision to move local convention activities away from in-person meetings and tele-conventions, and instead conduct party business via an online balloting system. This decision was made to ensure all DFL Party events are in compliance with advice from public health officials to cease small group gatherings.

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