SD47 Endorsing Convention Sat Apr 6, 2024
Rep Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger wins MN 47A endorsement
Rep Ethan Cha wins MN 47B endorsement

East Ridge High School, Activities Entry
4200 Pioneer DR, Woodbury, MN 55129

MISSION: We Elect all the Democrats, Engage on key issues, Educate on Civics
Mar 5, 2024 Elected (75) Democratic National Convention Delegates
Joe Biden won (64) Delegates; Uncommitted won (11). + Delegates at-large (17), to total (92) Delegates at DNC

Up to (574) Delegate positions for SD47 Endorsing Convention on April 6, 2024
will vote 60% FOR Top Candidates on (19) DFL Sample Ballots by precinct

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Calendar - This Month & Next Month (Go to the EVENTS page to see the Two-Year cycle CALENDAR)

2 Convention Planning. Last meeting. ERHS media center, Tues Apr 2, 5-8pm

3 Endorsing Convention. (first of 4 Conventions) Sat. Apr 6, 2024 all day SD47 Endorsing Convention at East Ridge High School 

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

5 Educate on Civics
Tips for Robert's Rules - for Fair, Efficient, Orderly, Democratic meetings - on CAUCUS NIGHT. 
Follow the MN House for legislative updates.

6 Info from the past 2022 Elections
What did Democrat propose in Nov 2022? Watch. 
of the 2-year election cycle: (3) ELECTIONS in 2024

updated 3/31/24   Calendar highlights public city-wide events in the next 30 - 60 days

MONTHLY SD47 CENTRAL Committee meetings are held on the Third Thursday from 6:30pm - 8pm; locations vary. Visitors welcome. Legislators often attend to give quick updates. Our mission is to Elect Democrats, Engage on Key issues, Educate civics.
*Apr 18, 6:30pm - 8pm Woodbury Middle School, cafeteria
*May 16, 6:30pm - 8pm via ZOOM
*Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8pm Lund's conference room 
*Jul 18, 6:30pm - 8pm Lund's conference room 
*Aug 15, 6:30pm - 8pm Lund's conference room 
*Sep 19, 6:30pm - 8pm via ZOOM
*Oct 17, 6:30pm - 8pm via ZOOM
*Nov 21, 6:30pm - 8pm via ZOOM
2025 Jan 16, 6:30pm - 8pm via ZOOM

NOW.   Apply for State Boards/ Commissions.

Sat Apr 6, 2024. Endorsing Convention: Senator 47, Representatives 47A and 47B. East Ridge High School. 

Apr 13, 1:30pm Coffee & Conversation at Jerry's Foods, Hargis Parkway

April 22, 7pm at Target/Starbucks, 449 Commerce DR

May 4, CD4 Endorsing Convention. 11am registration. noon meeting begins. Carpenter's Hall, St Paul, MN Conveners: JP Barone and Anne Fredrich. 

May 11, CD2 Endorsing Convention. 

May 31 - Jun 3, State Endorsing Convention, Duluth, MN 

National Endorsing Convention in Chicago, Illinois

VOTE Jun 28 - Aug 18, Primary election
Vote Aug 13 Primary

VOTE Sep 20 - Nov 5, General election
Vote Nov 5 General election
Vote Nov 5, 2024 General election. 

Neighborhood events are posted on social media and sent to each Precinct Chair's email subscribers. City-wide events are posted on our website EVENTS page. 
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

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    
1/13/2024 1:30 PM East Target   1/22/2024, 7:00 PM Target East  
 1:00 PM
Central Park amphitheatre*
Nicole Mitchell
& Place
2/26/2024, 7:00 PM Jerry's  
3/9/2024, 1:30 PM Jerry's   3/25/2024, 7:00 PM Target East  
4/13/2024, 1:30 PM CHANGE: to Jerry's   4/22/2024, 7:00 PM CHANGE:  to Target East  
5/11/2024, 1;30pm Alamo draft?   5/27/2024, 7:00 PM Target East  
6/8/2024, 1;30pm Golf clubhouse?   6/24/2024, 7:00 PM Jerry's  
7/13/2024, 1:30 P Lund's   7/22/2024, 7:00 PM Target East  
8/10/2024, 1:30 PM Yum   8/26/2024,7pm Jerry's  
9/14/2024, 1:30 PM Davanni's   Sept 23, 7pm Target East  
10/12/2024, 1:30 PM East Target   10/28/2024,7pm Jerry's  
11/9/2024, 1:30 PM Dunn Bros?   11/25/2024,7pm Target East  
no Dec     no Dec    

CIVICS. educate yourself so democracy works better.
The legislature and city councils use "Robert's Rules" to help make group decisions fairly, quickly, efficiently. 
Scan this 1-page tip sheet, so you can start participating. 
Free, online training from the National Democratic Training Committee. 
For candidates, campaigns, party leaders and volunteers. 
Scheduled 1 hour Zoom calls with live Chat.   Anytime 24/7 10-min. sessions. 
LEARN by playing online
What would you choose, if you were in charge? 3 rounds, 8 min. to save the world.   
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. .

EDUCATE on civics
Get trained on MONEY + how Democracy works. 
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

Interested in our Budget Committee? Watch the Propel for Nonprofits video.
LEARN how to get dark money out of politics.
Will you participate in Minnesota's $75 PCR?    
Your $75 donation pays for a SD47 DFL "Sample Ballot" that is unique to Your (1 of 19) voting neighborhood "precincts".
ex. 2018 sample ballot made it  easy to vote  for All of your DFL candidates.  Without your donation, we will reach fewer voters.
We are 100% volunteer-led and 100% funded by donations.
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 SD47 Endorsing Convention at East Ridge High School
W Apr 24 proposed laws/ RESOLUTIONS due Platform Cmte
May 4 - 12 Conventions to endorse for Congress person
*CD2 and CD4 Conventions TBD
May 21 - Jun 4 = CANDIDATE FILING for Federal, State, County offices
May 31 - Jun 2 in Duluth DECC, State 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
ISSUES. key issues make us Vote Blue.
Watch our ISSUES 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:
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.
ENGAGE on issues  
Do Online or In-person events. Democrats deliver on key issues.
What democrats SAY = What democrats DO

History...2022 Gov Walz & MN Leg One Minnesota vision

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 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 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  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.