Monday night's assault against a student on the Gustavus Campus wearing political apparel of their choice was an act of hate and completely contrary to the values of our generation.
The Minnesota Young DFL affirms that assault in all its forms, no matter the motive, is reprehensible and that all people should be free and safe to express themselves, any political opinion, without fear of violence.
This election has increased tensions across our country, but violence is never the answer. Violence only feeds cycles of hate.
Violence is never the answer. Casting your ballot for the candidate of your choice is.
Minnesota Young DFL
The national Young Democrats of America is holding its summer meeting here in Minnesota, in Minneapolis! The Young Democrats of America is the nation's premiere Democratic Party youth group and is a major lobbying platform for youth issues in politics. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet progressives from all over the nation and show off the blue heart of Minnesota!
The conference will be held in the Twin Cities and run on the weekend from August 12 through 14th.
Early Bird registration ends Tuesday, July 5th, so register now!
If you plan on staying in Minneapolis during the weekend, there is a discount rate available at the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, where the meeting will be held. Reserve a room to lock in the rate!
We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Meeting this August!
Help young voices be heard in Philadelphia!
This year, DFLers elected 26 young National Delegates for the National Convention in Philadelphia, but many need our help to have the voices of our generation heard in the convention hall. Being a national delegate can cost thousands of dollars with flight costs, hotel rooms, and food. This is incredibly difficult for young professionals and students to pay alone. It's up to us to make sure that money does not define who can and cannot have a voice in our party and politics!
You can help two ways: first RSVP for the 'Unity for Victory' fundraiser that will help delegates in need afford to attend the convention, then chip in for young delegates via the fundraising links below.
Unity for Victory Fundraiser
5:00 - 8:00pm
Thursday, June 30, 2016
400 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Chip in for Young Delegates!
Kashimana Ahua → Donate on GoFundMe!
Margaret Breen → Donate on GoFundMe!
Jacob Christy → Donate on GoFundMe!
Michael Gibino → Donate on CrowdRise!
Jacob Mazurek → Donate on GoFundMe!
Shakia McDavid → Donate on GoFundMe!
Florkime Paye → Donate on GoFundMe!
Andie Whitaker → Donate on GoFundMe!
Nelsie Yang → Donate on GoFundMe!
Thanks for all your help and we look forward to seeing you next Thursday, June 30, at Azul!
June Meeting Next Week!
Our June meeting is Wednesday night next week, and we have a big agenda for the first meeting with the new team!
Wednesday, June 29th, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Dunn Bros Coffee - Upstairs Meeting Area
201 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
RSVP now on Facebook!
We are incredibly excited to announce that the Young Democrats of America is holding its national summer meeting here in Minnesota! The Young Democrats of America is the nation's premiere Democratic Party youth group and is a major lobbying platform for youth issues in politics. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet progressives from all over the nation and show off the blue heart of Minnesota!
The conference will be held in the Twin Cities and run on the weekend from August 12 to 14th. Keep posted for more updates on registration, venue, and more!
Additional Opportunities Happening Nearby!
PRIDE PARADE: DFL-endorsed Angie Craig in CD 2 is seeking to become the first openly LGBTQ Congressperson from Minnesota and needs youth to march in the Twin Cities Pride parade Sunday, June 26 at 11 AM in Minneapolis. If interested, contact Dan Dodge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-409-3006.
HERITAGE PARADE: Vicki Jensen for State Senate is seeking youth to march with her in the Heritage Day parade in Faribault this Saturday. If nearby join the parade! Details can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1714597892139975/
MONDAY PHONEBANK: Angie's campaign is hosting a phone bank in Minneapolis Monday night. This will be the first in a continuous, bi-weekly phone bank to take place across the Twin Cities from now until the election.
Monday, June 20th, 5:30-8pm
Pierre Bottineau Library - Sheridan Room
55 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
If you are interested in helping out at this or future phone banks, RSVP to Dan Dodge at email@example.com or 651-409-3006.