It is caucus time; we need your support.
Minnesota precinct caucuses will be held today, February 6, starting at 7:00 pm. You might want to come early if you want to support Minnesota Break the Bonds in passing a couple of resolutions. We also have a FaceBook group if you want to join us.
So what is a caucus?
Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and values (called party platforms).
In 2018, one part of precinct caucuses will be a preference ballot for the candidates you want your political party to support for Governor.
If you want a visual aid instead of reading watch the following video:
How does it work?
You can click on here for more information on finding your party caucus, on eligibility and how the night unfolds.
At the caucus you also get to introduce resolutions for your party to include and address. This is your chance to push solutions that will nurture a better Minnesota.
If you are planning to go, please consider supporting Minnesota Break the Bonds by introducing the following resolutions for your party to include in their platform:
- Resolution 1:
Category: Government Accountability to the public.
The State of MN must not invest in nor contract with nations or corporations violating human rights laws. – The State Board of Investment formerly had guidelines to restrict investments in countries and corporations which did not violate human rights, labor rights or environmental protections. When MN BBC urged them to follow their own guidelines, they instead threw out the guidelines altogether. We want them back!
- Resolution 2:
Category: Civil, Human and Constitutional Rights.
The State of MN must not restrict the Constitutional rights to Free Speech and advocacy by individuals and organizations, nor retaliate against the exercise of those rights. – This should not be controversial, right? But the MN legislature passed, and Governor Dayton signed into law, a bill which does exactly that: it requires a person or company doing business with the state to sign a certification that it does not participate in a boycott of Israel. If the individual cannot sign this certification the state will not grant the contract. Similar laws were ruled unconstitutional in a Supreme Court ruling Claybourne Hardware v NAACP, and recently a court threw out a similar law in Kansas.
Ask your party chair for resolution form or find it online and fill it out in advance.
Please bring these resolutions to your caucuses on February 6, and please let us know what the results were!