Kay Hendrikson, DFL Senior Caucus Chair

May 2022

Hi All,

We are going through some really tough times.  Today, we are facing significant crises the likes of which have not been seen in decades. Now, more than ever, Democrats must work together.

I’m looking toward the midterm elections knowing that we not only need to hold onto what we have in Minnesota and in Congress, but we need to think about improving the situation and vote-in MORE democrats.

I keep thinking about what Benjamin Franklin said at the signing of the declaration of independence“We must hang together or surely we shall hang separately.  Not so long ago, the founding fathers were worried about the British.  Now, all of us should be worried about the categorically crazy ideas from the right.  As Democrats, we must work together.  We must hang together or surely we shall hang alone. The signers knew they had to win in those bloody battles. By signing the Declaration of Independence, the delegates were putting their lives on the line.  If they were to lose the war for independence, then the British government would execute them.  We are now in a similar battle for the soul of our country.

What many people fail to realize is that we are all interconnected and interrelated. Let’s use our 10 DFL Senior Caucus Chapters and our over 500 members to convince Democrats to vote for Democrats and to convince persuadable voters to vote democratic.  Our issues help everyone!  It is in Minnesota’s and the Country’s best interest to fight for our democratic rights.

The late, great U. S. Senator, Paul Wellstone aptly stated, “we all do better, when we all do better.”

We ARE better together.  Let’s remember this and fight for it.

*****

On a lighter note, the DFL Senior Caucus Annual Membership Meeting is just around the corner!

Save the Date!

It is zoom-only meeting on Sunday, June 5, 2022.   Check in begins 11:00 A M

The agenda for the Annual Meeting includes:

  • Special Speakers:
    • Minnesota Governor Tim Walz
    • US Congressman Betty McCollum, CD 4
  • Officer Reports and Committee Reports
  • Other business including Charter changes which requires membership approval by electronic voting.

All documents will be posted on the website dflseniors.org

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Be safe, have fun, be healthy!

Always yours,

 “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.” — Shirley MacLaine

–An American actress, singer, author, activist, and former dancer. Known for her portrayals of quirky, headstrong, and eccentric women.