Senior Alert

President Trump has announced a deferral of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) collections starting September 1 st. The announced deferral means that employers are not required to pay the employee contribution for Social Security in 2020. This action reduces payments to the Social Security trust fund, the fund that pays for Social Security retirement checks; this could put the Social Security trust fund at financial risk.

What is the Minnesota DFL Senior Caucus?

The Senior Caucus was formed in 2006 as an organization within the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party to address the needs of retirees, individuals over the age of 55, and senior citizens.  Seniors are among those most adversely affected by the policies and acts of the administrations in Minnesota and Washington DC

The Senior Caucus works to involve seniors throughout Minnesota in the political process, to provide a vehicle for their active participation in the DFL party, and to promote programs and legislation that protect and enhance the lives of seniors. Our united efforts influence voters and policy makers. Our unified voice makes a difference in assuring that the needs of older Minnesotans are addressed in policies and law.

Come Join Us

Join us and become an active member of our DFL Community Caucus to help us address the needs of seniors. Join one or more of our local chapters and join our committees leading us on vital issues that concern us all. Please join and donate. Your membership dues and donations allow us to reach more seniors. You become part of a mission and movement to address the needs of senior citizens across Minnesota.

Making a better world for our Children,our Grandchildren, and Ourselves!

MN DFL Seniors Group Shot

Who We Are

We are seniors affiliated with the MN Democrat party (DFL) who created the DFL Senior Caucus in order to influence government on behalf of anyone 55 or older.  We believe what Paul Wellstone said: “We all do better when we all do better!”

What We Do

We listen to seniors, whether they are still working or whether they are retired, to learn what they want now and in the future. We actively support and work with DFL legislators, candidates and officials willing to address senior needs.

Where We Are

We have a state-wide board that works with Minnesota State and Federal Officials to advance programs addressing senior needs. We have critical committees that develop our programs, connect with seniors, and lobby our legislators. We have a network of local chapters across Minnesota, North, South, and Central promoting local senior needs and keeping seniors across the state up-to-date.

DIRECTORS/BOARD

The DFL Senior Caucus is a member-directed organization.  Its day to day operation is conducted by an elected Board of Directors in accordance with the Caucus’s Charter.

The Board of Directors consists of five officers, Caucus Chair, Associate Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Director, and at least eight at-large Directors.  A new Board is elected every odd numbered year at the annual membership meeting.  The Board is responsible for managing the business and affairs of the Caucus. For more specific details refer to the Senior Caucus Charter.

LOCAL CHAPTERS

DFL Senior Caucus members residing within a particular Minnesota U.S. Congressional District, or smaller geographic area, may organize and operate a Chapter of the Senior Caucus in that district or area in order to further the purposes and activities of the Senior Caucus. Local interaction and political activism is being met through these local Chapters. The local Chapters operate within the framework of the DFL Senior Constituency Caucus.

Senior Caucus members seeking to form a local Chapter agree to operate under the Senior Caucus Charter and must apply to the Senior Caucus Board for recognition as an official Chapter. 

We DFLers are full of contradictions but we can be thankful for all we have goin for us each passing day. The Senior Caucus is here to help!

Don Bye

I joined DFL senior caucus immediately upon the passage of the Medicare part D in 2006. This law Set in motion additional complicated steps for seniors to get their needed prescriptions. This coverage needed some changes and fast.

Karla Sand

I joined the Senior Caucus to protect and extend the public social services, income support, and health insurance that seniors and those with disabilities rely upon.

James Reed

I am a member of the Senior Caucus as a way to join with like minded seniors for involvement and comradeship in an outstanding DFL Caucus that works for the betterment of everyone.

Don Slaten

When I retired, I decided to join DFL Senior Caucus to continue my support for people programs including Medicare, Social Security, health care, voting rights, informed decision-making about political decisions and the pleasure of joining together with those who support these issues…

Julianne J

As one of the Founders of the DFL Senior Caucus, and as a former DFL State Representative, my main purpose was to create a political vehicle for Seniors to make known, and provide visibility for the many issues of seniors (health care being #1) to the DFL Party and to political leaders at the State, Federal and local levels.

Dwayne King