Press Releases from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
MN GOP Chair Accuses Democrats of “Communist Control” for Practicing Social Distancing
Today, the Chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, Jennifer Carnahan, took to Twitter to allege that “Democrats have turned Coronavirus into an excuse for extreme communist control,” due to social distancing measures implemented in the city of Minneapolis.
51 State Democratic Party Chairs Sign Letter Urging Protection of U.S. Elections from COVID-19
Today, 51 State Democratic Party Chairs from across the United States, the Territories, and Democrats Abroad released a letter urging swift action from federal and state elected officials to protect our voting infrastructure from the coronavirus.
Restaurants Offering Free Meals Across Minnesota
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.
An Update from DFL Chairman Ken Martin
This week, the COVID-19 crisis took an immensely tragic turn for Minnesota’s elected leaders working to guide our state and our country through these difficult times.
ASDC President Calls for Electoral Reform in Response to Voting Problems
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.
Minnesota DFL Party Moves Conventions to Online Ballot
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.
DFL Executive Committee Approves Emergency Measures to Protect Against Coronavirus
This evening, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s Executive Committee met and approved a slate of emergency measures designed to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Minnesota DFL Issues Update on the Coronavirus and Future Party Events
Today, Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin issued the following guidance to local DFL organizing units regarding future party events.
DFL Report on Gender Balance Among Minnesota Lawmakers
Today, in honor of Women’s History Month, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party released a report highlighting the current gender balance among Minnesota lawmakers.
Protecting Your Event from the Coronavirus
The Minnesota DFL is committed to doing all we can to minimize the risk of the spread of coronavirus at party events throughout the year.