State Central Committee
The DFL State Central Committee
The State Central Committee (SCC) is the governing body of the Minnesota DFL Party between State Conventions, which occur every two years. The central committee meets three to four times a year. Its membership includes the State Executive Committee, 50 at-large members, ten elected officials, the chairs and vice-chairs of each senate district, and representatives elected from local party units. The State Central Committee operates under the party’s official documents and the State Central Committee Standing Rules. For matters not covered by those rules, the State Central Committee is governed by Robert’s Rules of Order.
The next SCC meeting will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Jackpot Junction in Morton, Minnesota. Registration will open at 9:00 AM and we will call to order at 10:00 AM.
As we prepare for the first State Central Committee (SCC) meeting following the State Convention, we will be completing a nominations process for the three standing committees the SCC will be electing members on August 13th. The SCC will be electing 11 members to the Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules Committee, the Party Affairs and Coordinated Campaign Committee, and the Platform and Issues Committee. Nominations for these committees have closed.
The SCC will also be electing 8 members for the Budget Committee. Nominations have been closed.
Committee members and alternates will receive official notice of the meeting, including location and time, the agenda, and other materials in advance of the meeting.
Documents for August SCC:
– Proposed Amendment to SCC Rules
-Proposed meeting minutes for 01/25/22 SCC meeting
– Remaining Items from State Convention Constitution Report
-Proposed bylaw change
-Proposed changes to Ongoing Platform
The committee’s duties
– Meet to consider Party business, approve the annual budget, conduct training, and resolve Party issues.
– Reconvene an adjourned State Convention
– Grant charters to DFL outreach organizations and endorsement power to DFL community caucuses
– Modify the Action Agenda
– Fill vacancies for positions elected by the State Convention or Business Conference
– If necessary between conventions, endorse candidates for statewide office
Membership consists of representatives from local party units, the State Executive Committee, 50 at-large members, ten elected officials, and the chairs and vice-chairs from each district.
Members and alternates will receive an official notice of State Central Committee meetings by mail unless they have opted to receive electronic meeting notices. Members and alternates should contact the Party Affairs staff ([email protected]) to receive future meeting notices by email, which saves the Party time and money.