DFL SD47: we ELECT all Democrats, ENGAGE on key issues, EDUCATE on civics
Vote early Jan 19, 2024 - Mar 5, 2024 Presidential Primary
Next votes are Aug 13 Primary and Nov 5, 2024 General election. 
Spoutible = can you be our moderator? 
Discord = we set up a trial account, so did CD2, for GAMERS
BlueSky is dflsd47.bsky.social  
We are Local Democrats
in Woodbury & south Maplewood, MN
Welcome to Senate District 47 DFL

Democratic-Farmer-Labor / DFL party
ELECT all Democrats, ENGAGE on key issues, EDUCATE on civics
Will you join our citizen-leaders? 

For the state party: Contact MN DFL at  www.dfl.org 
For the national party: Contact DNCC at www.democrats.org 
What's on the HOME page? (updated 11/5/23) Keep scrolling DOWN

1 Calendar - This Month & Next Month

2 Dec  3, 4-6pm CD2 Angie Craig Fundraiser 

3 GAMERS. Play video games:  iCivics or Mission 1.5

4 Connect to Power - What is Caucus Night e-news

5 MN DFL Official Call dates 2024-25
Tues, Feb. 27, 2024 6:30pm-8:30pm is Caucus Night, to propose laws and elect neighborhood DFL leaders. 

6 Sat. Apr 6, 2024 all day SD47 Endorsing Convention (first of 4 Conventions)

7 Engage on Issues
Coffee & Conversation 2024 dates & locations
Get a reminder via text - to vote. www.iwillvote.org
one-minute slide show - Democrats Deliver

8 Educate on Civics
Tips for Robert's Rules - for Fair, Efficient, Orderly, Democratic meetings - Use on CAUCUS NIGHT. 

9 Info from the past 2022 Elections
What did Democrat propose in Nov 2022? Watch. 
2022 Polling Places in Woodbury & South Maplewood
of the 2-year election cycle:

updated 11/21/23. This Calendar highlights public city-wide events in the next 30 - 60 days
SD47 DFL follows a Two-Year Election cycle, which began on (2022 Caucus Night) and goes through (2024 Caucus Night) Feb 27, 2024. To go to the (Two Year) Past Events page, click the three lines at the top of the page to open the Menu. Follow us on social media to see Neighborhood (Precinct) events. 

Nov. 21 - Dec 31 - Donate your $50 PCR refund to Democrats before it expires Dec 31, 2023. Get your $50 refund in 30 days. 

Dec 3, 4pm - 6pm CD2 Angie Craig fundraiser

Sign-up for CAUCUS NIGHT updates. Join our planning committee. Email Senatedisrict47@gmail.com

Jan. 18, 6:30pm election; Apply NOW for a leadership role with the SD47 DFL CENTRAL COMMITTEE; election held Th Jan 18, 6:30pm. 

NOW.   Apply for State Boards and Commissions. https://commissionsandappointments.sos.state.mn.us/

- December Break - 

Sat Jan 13, 1:30pm Target East / Starbucks

Jan 19 - Mar 5 VOTE in the Presidential Primary

Jan 15, 8am - 9:30am MLK Day 2024 breakfast hosted in Mpls UNCF and General Mills. Watch online / Get tix at https://www.mlkbreakfast.com/

Mon Jan 22, 7pm Target East / Starbucks

Tues Feb 27, 2024, 6pm - 8:30pm Caucus Night, Woodbury High School; elect your neighborhood leaders and propose new laws; sign up to be a delegate at the 4 Endorsing Conventions. 

Mar 5, 2024. Vote. Last day -Presidential Primary. 

Mar 14, 5:30pm - 8:30pm  SD47 DFL  Hot Dish Challenge with Pie and Cake Auction, at Woodbury Middle School, in the cafeteria. 

Sat Apr 6, 2024. Endorsing Convention: Senator 47, Representatives 47A and 47B. East Ridge High School. 
RSVP by email RSVP@angiecraig.com 

Check out the charcuterie table....
Solve Climate - play games online
Gamers help solve #Climate

Play a quick 12-question game.  Mission 1.5
: An online game developed by the United Nations/ UNDP and Playmob that educates players about climate solutions -- through voting on key climate actions they want to see adopted. The responses are used by UNDP to help governments develop and implement climate plans and policies around the world.
Can you save the planet from the worst effects of climate change? Net Zero by 2050? Three Rounds; choose your advisor. 

Play a Game - with iCivics online

iCivics was founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2009 to ensure that all Americans have the knowledge and will to participate in our unique experiment in self-government.  iCivics provides high-quality, non-partisan, engaging, and free resources to more than 9 million students annually, in all 50 states. 

iCivics first-of-its-kind digital civic library has 260+ curricular resources, digital literacy tools, professional learning materials, and educational video games... to learn Civic roles and Can-do agency. .

Connect to Power at "Caucus Night" Feb 27, 2024
Photo shows Candidates and Issues Hall
*Propose 1-sentence ideas for new laws (Resolutions)
*Vote for your neighborhood's (3) DFL Leaders on the SD47 CENTRAL COMMITTEE
*Be a Delegate (or Alternate) at four Endorsing Conventions to choose who's on the SAMPLE BALLOT
MN DFL "Official Call" 2024-25
Dates of Caucus, Convention & Elections

T Feb 27, 2024 Precinct Caucus (state-wide in every county)
Sat Mar 2 Convocation (of Endorsed & elected officials)
T Mar 5 ELECTION (Presidential Primary)
Mar 9 - Apr 21, or thru May 12 Conventions to endorse Senators
*Apr 6 or 13 proposed for SD47
W Apr 24 proposed laws/ RESOLUTIONS due Platform Cmte
May 4 - 12 Conventions to endorse for Congress person
*CD2 and CD4
May 21 - Jun 4 = CANDIDATE FILING for Federal, State, County offices
May 31 - Jun 2 in Duluth DECC, Convention to endorse for Gov, Auditor, AG, Sec of State
Jun 2 in Duluth, National Delegates meeting
Oct 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024 = Groups of Community Outreach who are called "Caucuses" 
Sat July 13 State Central Cmte meeting
T Aug 13 ELECTION Primary 
Aug 19 - 22 Convention - National Democratic party convention for President, United Center in Chicago, Illinois
Aug 14 - Sept 1 = Endorsement for local offices, Central Cmte
T Nov 5, ELECTION General

Sat Mar 29 DFL Business Conference
Feb 1 - May 30 off-year Conventions
Jan 1 - Jun 30 Community Outreach groups / annual meetings

Democrats deliver. 

Next vote:   Sept 22, 2023 - Nov 7, 2023
Voting begins Jan 19, 2024 - Mar 5, 2024

Be an informed voter. 
Vote in every election. Vote Early. Vote Blue.
Help us write 1,100 postcards and Get Out The Vote.
What's on my Ballot? www.MNvotes.gov
Avoid regrets & excuses. Get a reminder (via text) to remember to Vote at  www.iwillvote.com
ENGAGE on issues  
Do Online or In-person events. Democrats deliver on key issues.
Ages 15 & under can participate with Parent/s. 
Ages 16+ can get elected to neighborhood (DFL Precinct) party office, propose laws, lobby.
Ages 18+ can run for Treasurer or campaign Treasurer, Precinct Chair.
Ages 18+ can get elected to City-wide party office, supporting MN Senator, supporting US Congress

Many people start by filling out a Volunteer form, or having a coffee with us.
Watch our Slide Show "Democrats Deliver

In 2020, MN House Speaker Melissa Hortman listened to voter's top issues in the MN Values Project (2020) & Plan (2018).
In 2023, Minnesota Democrats Delivered on those goals. Watch a 1 min. slide show:

Coffee and Conversation 
Twice per Month = Mondays  7pm & Saturdays  1:30pm

Order your favorite cup of coffee and let's talk for 30 min+ about current events.
RSVP to Jim Vlcek at sd47CoffeeAndConversation@gmail.com

2nd Saturday     4th Monday    
Sat 1:30pm venue   Mon 7pm venue  
9/9/2023, 1:30 PM Lund's   9/25/2023, 7:00 PM Angelina's  
10/14/2023, 1:30 PM Caribou Valleycreek   10/23/2023, 7:00 PM Target East  
11/11/2023, 1:30 PM Kowalski's   11/20/2023, 7:00 PM Jerry's  
no Dec     no Dec    
2024     2024    
1/13/2023, 1:30 PM East Target   1/22/2023, 7:00 PM Target East  
2/20/2023, 1:30 PM Yum!   2/26/2023, 7:00 PM Jerry's  
3/9/2023, 1:30 PM Jerry's   3/25/2023, 7:00 PM Target East  
4/13/2023, 1:30 PM Zee's diner   4/22/2023, 7:00 PM Jerry's  
5/11/2023, 1;30pm Alamo draft?   5/27/2023, 7:00 PM Target East  
6/8/2023, 1;30pm Golf clubhouse?   6/24/2023, 7:00 PM Jerry's  
7/13/2023, 1:30 PM Lund's   7/22/2023, 7:00 PM Target East  
8/10/2023, 1:30 PM Yum   8/26/2023,7pm Jerry's  
9/14/2023, 1:30 PM Davanni's   Sept 23, 7pm Target East  
10/12/2023, 1:30 PM East Target   10/28/2023,7pm Jerry's  
11/9/2023, 1:30 PM Dunn Bros?   11/25/2023,7pm Target East  
no Dec     no Dec    

EDUCATE on civics
Get trained - how Democracy works. 
Interested in our Budget Committee? Watch the Propel for Nonprofits video.
Skill with Accounting? Run for our SD47 Treasurer role. We follow the rules of the MN Campaign Finance Board. 
Read the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board's 45-page document for Local Party Units, or watch the 30 min. training VIDEO.  The rules are easy to follow and very detailed. 

Recordkeeping and Reporting VIDEO

Who can contribute and What counts as a contribution? VIDEO

Free Training for All Democrats via https://traindemocrats.org/
Photo shows an in-person event learning about Candidates; NDTC offers 1)  online Zoom hour and 2) Anytime (9) 10-min sessions. Run for office, Work on a campaign, or Drive progressive values with local leaders.  Get tools and training to succeed with the National Democratic Training Committee
Use your Minnesota $50 Political Contribution Refund to help SD47 elect Democrats
    Donate $50...and get a $50 Refund! 
Your donation helps elect (14) Democrats on the SD47 ballot. 

Use your Minnesota $50 Political Contribution Refund

We Did It! With your help SD47 elected the following: 

Governor Tim Walz
Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
Secretary of State Steve Simon
State Auditor Julie Blaha
State Attorney General Keith Ellison

SD47 MN State Senator Nicole Mitchell
SD47A MN House Representative Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger
SD47B MN House Representative Ethan Cha


Political contributions made to qualified Minnesota political parties, and candidates for state offices may qualify for a Political Contribution Refund (PCR). 

Senate District 47 (SD47) represents DFL voters in Woodbury and part of Maplewood, MN. 
A senate district is considered a political party. Donations made to senate districts not only provides assistance to individuals running for a state offices, but to individuals running for federal, county, school board or city offices.  Your donations also helped SD47 to elect Washington County District 5 Commissioner Michelle Clasen.
Donate $50 and receive a $50 Refund!

Your donations give DFL officeholders the opportunity to meet with their constituencies at Town Halls, the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Expo, the Afton 4th of July Parade, the Ramsey and Washington County Fairs, Woodbury Days fair and parade, Meet & Greets and other events.

Your donations also cover SD57 operating expenses for such things as our SD47.org site and
preparations to host the DFL SD47 Delegate Convention Spring of 2024.

How Does it Work? 

Donate $50/person or $100/married couple (filing a joint application) to a Minnesota elected official, or a Minnesota political party between Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2023, and receive a refund from the MN Department of Revenue. 

You may donate to SD47 by clicking the Big Blue Button Above labeled “Donate to SD47.”

By mail, send a check and CFB required donor info, to
P. O. Box 25893
Woodbury, MN 55125

The SD47 Treasurer will record your full name(s), occupation/employer, email address, and phone number. You will receive an SD47 receipt and PCR application. Complete the application and mail it with the SD47 receipt to the MN Department of Revenue. You can expect a Direct Deposit or a check in the mail in 2 to 4 weeks. 

The last day to file for your 2023 refund is April 15, 2024.
It's a WIN, WIN For DFL state elected officials, the state DFL, SD47, and You

Donate $100/couple and Get $100/couple 
We Won 2022! What's Next? Gov Walz & MN Leg 

Dec 6, 2022 MN Govt Press Conference: Gov Walz, Sen Dziedzic, Rep Long & Rep Hollins explain their One Minnesota vision for 2023-24 Budget Revenue & Spending, Top Priority Laws, 2022 Bonding bill.

Watch Gov Walz
copy the link https://buff.ly/3h5RukE or click WATCH
Nov 2022 Budget & Economic Forecast projecting a $17.6 billion state budget surplus

Watch Sen Dziedzic, Rep Long & Rep Hollins
copy the link   buff.ly/3P5w2J0 or click WATCH
We Won! Show us the Money! 
Dec 6, 2022 MN Govt Press Conference: Jim Showalter/MN Management & Budget

Watch MN Budget office; $17.6 Billion surplus Jim Schowalter MMB 45 min. video a) strong Revenue Collections b) lower spending c) Net $5 Billion + unspent $7 Billion from 2022; d) expect $11 Billion new revenue forecasted. 
(One time Revenue of $11 Billion) + ($6 Billion ongoing Revenue) Copy the link  https://buff.ly/3Bf9Q9z  or  click WATCH 
news conference on release of the November 2022 Budget and Economic Forecast projecting a $17.6 billion state budget surplus
General Election results Nov. 8, 2022

Tues Nov 8 General Election results are posted on the MN Secretary of State Website.
We will also list the links so you can look them up: 

Ramsey County

Washington County


City of Woodbury, MN


City of Maplewood, MN


ISD622 Levy & School Board North St. Paul


ISD834 School Board Stillwater

These unofficial results are posted for other MN contests, too. 
Nov. 8, 2022 City of Woodbury Precinct 1-16  Polling Places 
Link to map on City of Woodbury, MN website:
https://www.woodburymn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1391/Woodbury-P, recinct-Boundaries-and-Polling-Places?bidId=

1 Woodbury Baptist Church, 6695 Upper Afton Road
2 Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road
3 Woodbury High School, 2665 Woodlane Drive
4 Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road

5 New Life Church, 6758 Bailey Road
6 Bailey Elementary School, 4125 Woodlane Drive
7 King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive
8 St John Lutheran Church, 1975 St Johns Drive

9 Brookview Elementary School, 11099 Brookview Road
10 Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place
11 Lake Middle School, 3133 Pioneer Drive
12 Valley Crossing Elementary School, 9900 Park Crossing

13 Liberty Ridge Elementary School, 11395 Eagle View Boulevard
14 Five Oaks Community Church, 4416 Radio Drive
15 East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive
16 St Ambrose of Woodbury, y 4125 Woodbury Drive

Nov. 8 City of Maplewood Precinct 10, 11, 12, 13 Maps

2022 Precinct Boundaries and Polling Locations (PDF)
2022 Precinct Map with Street Index (PDF)

The city of Maplewood approved redistricting and new 2022 Precinct Maps. 
Precinct 10 Justice Alan Page Elementary School, 2410 Holloway Avenue
Precinct 11 Beaver Lake Education Center, 1060 Sterling Street N
Precinct 12 Carver Elementary School, 2680 Upper Afton Road
Precinct 13 Lutheran Church of Peace, 47 Century Avenue S

Updated MN Voting Maps Feb 2022
Redistricting changed the boundaries in MN.
Click on the image below - for Senate District locations/demographics