All Crow Wing County Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Brainerd High School, 400 Quince St., for precinct caucuses.
Precinct caucuses are open to the public but in order to vote, offer resolutions or become a delegate, participants must be eligible to vote in the next general election, live in the precinct and be in general agreement with the principles of the political party. To find other precinct caucus locations, visit http://www.dfl.org/resources/district-lookup/.
DFL Chairman Ken Martin said precinct caucuses are a great way for people to meet their neighbors, discuss issues important to their community and serve as the unofficial start to the 2014 election season.
“DFLers have a lot to talk about as we get ready to re-elect Gov. Dayton, Sen. Franken, our congressional delegation and a House DFL majority,” Martin said. “Gov. Dayton said he would build a better Minnesota and with the support of DFL legislators and Minnesotans, that’s what he has done. And despite Washington being far too paralyzed and dominated by special interests, Sen. Franken has been effective for Minnesota by finding commonsense solutions to the issues that matter most to our families. I encourage DFLers to come together Feb. 4 and talk about these accomplishments.”
For those new to the precinct caucus process, the Minnesota DFL has developed a video, “What to expect at a precinct caucus.” It can be viewed on the party’s website at www.dfl.org under “Find Your District.” The website also features a precinct caucus locator for people unsure of where their precinct caucus is held.
All political parties in Minnesota hold caucuses in precincts across the state, at the same time, on the same night, for the same purpose.