Caucuses are upon us, and now more than ever we need you to stand with us!

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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!

Will you pledge to be a delegate for us?
Fill out the Unidos Delegate commitment form here!
Or download and send this form to isaac@navigatemn.org

Find your precinct caucus here
http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

Here’s a great place to find draft resolutions to introduce at your caucus

Precinct Caucus Resolutions

#LATINXPOLITICALPOWER Caucus training Sat Jan 27th 11-1pm

Turn up and let’s build together a powerful caucus block that centers immigration and education justice. As a multi racial, multi-ethnic, multi status community, we need to build power that reflect the many identities of broader immigrant and refugee community.

Everyone regardless of immigration status should be allowed to vote in a precinct caucus, but that is not the case.

There are many impacted that will be excluded from making decisions that affect their lives. This caucus training is focused on leveraging exactly that.

We want everyone to come to this training, regardless of documentation. The needs of immigrants and refugees should direct how we participate at this year’s caucuses. This is a big election year, and big changes are needed.

This will be my first time participating and I know that I have to vote and act, not in my personal interest, but the interest of those that have been intentionally excluded.

Join me and our neighbors to help determine if the government will reflect our progressive values and visions. Caucus night is the first step in electing a governor, congress people, state representative, city council and park board. Caucuses can be an insider process and without a presidential election, turnout is likely to be low. By showing up prepared for this process, we can ensure that city politics reflects our values.

We will cover the basic caucus process, how delegates get selected, and how to introduce resolutions key issues.

When: January 27th, 2018 11am – 1pm
Where: SEIU Local 26,
826 18th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

For more info, contact me; isaac@navigatemn.org or call (612) 520-1326

Please RSVP here