Category Archives: Officeholders

True Blue Celebration a Grand Success!

We heard amazing statements from Rebecca Otto, Erin Murphy, and Chris Coleman on the importance of making sure the next Governor is a DFLer; from Secretary of State, Steve Simon, on the present GOP assault in St. Paul on our … Continue reading

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Town Hall Meeting – 17 Dec 2016 – Sen. Carlson and Rep. Masin

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DFL Leadership Making a Difference for You

If you’ve ever wondered whether it makes a difference to have one party or the other in a leadership position, or if you’ve thought that divided government might get us the best of both worlds, take a look at the these … Continue reading

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Highlights and Lowlights of the Legislative Session

from Paul Thissen, House DFL Minority Leader … Last week the legislature wrapped up a one-day special session to agree to several budget bills that were not addressed during the regular session. Here are some highlights and lowlights: 1. Transparency … Continue reading

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IR Budget Games at the State Capitol

Paul Thissen posted this message on the state DFL site.  I thought everyone in DFL51 ought to give it a look.  Thank you, Paul! “MPR’s Poligraph yesterday found that the House Republican’s Health and Human Services budget is based on … Continue reading

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One American Dream

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Make a Difference, Again, in 2015!

We have much to be thankful for as we begin the New Year in 2015! While much of the country succumbed to the politics of fear, you followed your best instincts, saw the good things your representatives accomplished, and re-elected … Continue reading

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Training: Path to Power

The AFL-CIO has a program called PATH TO POWER which helps local activists build power to influence positively their communities. One particular way is to run for a local office. The first training is now scheduled for Saturday, January 24th … Continue reading

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