February 6th is upon us. This the day Minnasotanos are expected to go to their precinct caucuses. Starting at 6pm statewide, and even though it’s not the best time for most working people, but some make the sacrifice to get unpaid time off to participate. But as with most american traditions as of late, not everyone is welcomed to fully participate. In the State of Minnesota, you must be eligible to vote in the general election and live in the precinct. You also must generally agree with the principles of the political party hosting the caucus. That means along with a felony convictions (that disproportionately affect black people nationwide), anyone without full citizenship is also excluded from voting in the precinct caucuses. That leaves a tremendous population of immigrants and refugees that live here in the state of MN that come from regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America out in the cold.
Everyday there are attempts by the trump administration to push policies that institutionalize racism and xenophobia. The caucus process is one of the few opportunities to influence party platforms and politics. This is, now more than ever, the moment to act. We are asking that you participate in your caucus. And more importantly, we are asking that you participate with the interest of all immigrants and refugees in your minds and hearts. As well as any other community targeted by the trump administration’s white supremacist agenda. We want you become a delegate. (delegates will endorse candidates at future conventions.) At conventions following the precinct caucus, party delegates will endorse state and federal candidates, including for Governor. With the gubernatorial election this year, this is a big deal! You can help influence the nominations to ensure that they go to people who will fight for social justice and a brighter future that includes all Minnasotanos, regardless of where they come from or how long they’re been here.
Become an Unidos MN delegate and help turn the tide towards justice!
Find your precinct caucus here
Here’s a great place to find draft resolutions to introduce at your caucus