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Please Join Us!

Join us and become an active member of our DFL Community Caucus to help us address the needs of seniors. You can join one or more of our local chapters and any of our committees leading us on vital issues that concern us all. Your membership allows us to reach more seniors and have a larger voice on issues. 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!

EVENTS (check the calendar for details)

Annual Membership Meeting

Every year the Senior Caucus has an all-member meeting either in person or using remote access, or it is a hybrid of both.

The agenda includes selecting new officers, voting for any language changes to the Senior Caucus Charter, honoring individuals, and hearing excellent speakers. And yes, we have lunch and fellowship!

Seniors have a positive impact on the political and legislative process, and we work to continue the impressive blue wave movement all across our state in election years.

View the biennial report for 2019-20 here.

Day on the Hill

MN Capitol Hill, that is!

Every year the Senior Caucus asks legislators and issues leaders to talk to our members at a venue in or near the Capitol. Also, some members take the opportunity to visit with their local legislators at their Capitol office.

This is a great event for all of us, experienced or novices, to hear about issues and speak directly to our elected officials.

Book Club

Senior Caucus members meet on Zoom once a month for a lively discussion of a politically or socially oriented book and the issues raised. Check the flyer for the current book title and Zoom link, or check our historical list to get caught up on titles you missed.

Out to Lunch?

The Senior Caucus isn’t just all business! We have some fun too! Each month, we schedule lunch at a centrally located restaurant in the metro area, usually on the fourth Wednesday.

Annual Picnic and Gala

Get to know other like-minded seniors at our annual social events–picnic and gala. Besides social time, both events feature elected officials, candidates for office, and other political leaders, depending on the election cycle.

The picnic is held at a park pavilion in late summer. The Senior Caucus provides burgers and “dogs” and fixin’s, and everyone is asked to bring a potluck dish to share.

The gala is held at a catered venue in late fall for a minimal charge. The Seuior Caucus provides the program, including entertainment.

Both events are currently on hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

I joined Senior Caucus to socialize with like minded people. I wanted to be part of a group that united Seniors. I wanted to be part of an active group that studied and pushed for laws which made a positive difference.

Josey Warren

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. I joined because our Country’s response to many ills of society — inequality, homelessness, intolerance, hunger, poverty, loneliness, ills that affect all generations — remains inadequate…
Jim R


Senior Caucus interviewed US Representative Dean Phillips, CD3, in August 2020. View the interview here.

Senator Al Franken was the keynote speaker at our annual meeting on Saturday, September 11, 2021, sharing his in-depth knowledge of issues and strategy and reminding us of his special sense of humor. Watch the video here.

The South Metro chapter hosted MN State Senator Mary Kunesh (SD41) in July 2021 for a presentation and discussion of issues affecting Native Americans in Minnesota. View the presentation here.


The Senior Caucus Newsletter has been published quarterly through April 2021, offering information about what’s going on across the state and in the past year. Have a look!