Kay Hendrikson
DFL Senior Caucus Chair

 

November 2022

Hi All,

Election – We are all recovering from a very hectic political season. First, we implemented redistricting and now many of us have new Senate District, House District, Congressional District, and Organizing Unit numbers to remember! Then, it was conventions conventions conventions! Then, we had get-out-the vote efforts in calling, door knocking, campaigning, etc. Then, the election! Whew. But it made a difference! We had a success in MN! Nice work all.

The 2022 Midterm elections were better than expected for Democrats nationally and in Minnesota. How can we protect our narrow majorities? What do Democrats need to learn from the 2022 elections? What can the Senior Caucus specifically do to keep our majorities in MN and affect change nationally? Please get involved and help us out.

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Senior Caucus GOTV – The postcard writing campaign sent out just shy of 10,000 post cards across the state. This is the first time the Senior Caucus has done a state-wide effort like this. The Board will be evaluating if we should continue the postcard writing again and if so, whether to do it the same way. Get rested up!

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Membership – We have just shy of 600 members now and we still have 10 Chapters statewide.
We need all of you to help out in 2023 to gear up for the next election cycles. Please help your local Chapter. Sure, take a break for the end of the year, but start up in January by going to your local Chapter meetings. Also please go on the “join” button and complete you interest and skills lists. Let us know what you can do. Individually they can pick us off. Together we are a collective force. We need you and we care about you.

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Book Club – The next meeting is Monday December 19 at 11:00am on Zoom, discussing Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino. For more information and the meeting link, see current flyer. (Note that book club information is on the News and Events page.)

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For more information about a Chapter in your area contact: DFLSeniors@gmail.com

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Be safe, have fun, be healthy!

Always yours,

Kay C Hendrikson, PhD
Chair, DFL Senior Caucus

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