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MN AFL-CIO General Board Mtg.
March 21, 2011 - 9:30am - 2:00pm
MN Nurses Association
345 Randolph Ave., #200
St. Paul, MN 55102
Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship Fund-Raising Dinner
March 24, 2011 - 5:30pm
Reception and Silent Auction
Dinner & Program
Ticket Price $65 per person/$490 per table of eight
To purchase tickets, make a dnoatnion or receive additional information, please contact us via the website at www.nelliestone.org, or call (866)738-5238.
We Are One: Rally & March for Southeastern MN
March 26, 2011 - 11:00am
Olmsted County Government Center
151 4th Street Southeast
We need to restore balance and grow the middle class. Working families need to use their strength in numbers to fight for good jobs, living wages and strong communities. Join us as workers and community members of Southeastern Minnesota gather to show our support for the middle class and to show solidarity against recent attacks locally and regionally.
Join us for the Rally and March!
We Are One: March for the Middle Class
April 4, 2011 - 5:00pm
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life.
Today, that same demand is electrifying people across America. It’s the demand of all people—black, white, Latino and Asian American: The right to join together for our common dreams.
Join us in St. Paul on April 4, 2011 as we stand in solidarity for jobs, a fair budget and worker rights!
Monday, April 4, 2011
5:00 p.m. Gathering at Cathedral Park - Intersection of Marshall Avenue and John Ireland Boulevard, Saint Paul
5:15 p.m. March for the Middle Class - John Ireland Boulevard
6:00 p.m. Program and music - Minnesota State Capitol, Upper Capitol Mall
RSVP on Facebook
Download the Flyer
Call 651-227-7647 for more information.
Please arrive early. There will be a limited number of parking spaces available, at regular rates, at Saint Paul College.
Netroots Nation coming this June to Minneapolis
Tax Incidence Study released, top 10% still paying less...Republicans keep cutting taxes on the very rich and leaving the rest of us to suffer...trickle down has NEVER worked. When will Republicans learn?
When will Republicans return from Fantasy Island and face reality?
Balancing the Budget On the Backs of the Poor
MUST READ for Students and Parents: Republican Eagle OpEd
Study shows MN Public Workers undercompensated compared to private sector
What Republicans Really Want
Don't privatize my Medicare, Congressman Cravaack
Minnesotans in Solidarity with Wisconsin Public Employees
Right Wing Extremist Home Depot Founder: Retailers Who Don't Support GOP "Should Be Shot"...well, I certainly do not plan on buying from union-busting Home Depot any time soon. This guy will get not one penny from me!
Some regular Democratic-Farm-Labor Party related events:
Second Monday of each month, 2011, 6pm – 8pm
\Conference Room, DFL Office
DescriptionMembership meeting starts at 6pm, montly meeting starts at 6:30pm. Contact: Trista Matascastillo, email@example.com
Third Monday of each month, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Hopkins VFW, 100 Shady Oak Road
An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics. Bars are democratic spaces - you talk to strangers, you share booths, you feel the bond of common ground. Bring democratic discourse to your local democratic space - build democracy one drink at a time.
Waseca Co DFL Mtg
Third Monday of each month, 7pm – 8pm
Waseca Sr. Citizens Ctr., 308 N. State
Otter Tail County DFL Party Monthly Meeting
Third Tuesday of each month, Jan 18, 2011
Shoreline Reataurant and Lanes, 505 North Lake Ave., Battle Lake, MN (map)
Meet for Dinner with friends at 6 pm with our Monthly Meeting at 7 pm.
Olmsted Co. DFL Mtg
Third Tuesday of each month, 7pm – 9pm
Rochester DFL Office
"Olmsted County DFL Central Committee Meeting Tuesday, November 17 7 pm - 9 pm Democratic Party Office 401 16th Ave NW Rochester, MN Guests are welcome to attend, for more information please contact Lynn Wilson, Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 259-5162.
Mower Co. DFL Mtg
Third Tuesday of each month, 7pm – 8pm
Austin Union Hall
Maple Grove Links Forum
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6pm – 8pm
13588 80th Circle, Maple Grove, MN 55369 (map)
THE MAPLE GROVE DFL LINKS Joint Meeting with the Brooklyns DFL Community Houlihan's, 12725 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, MN 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Program Houlihan's which provides a private room for our forum requires everyone to order food. We need to send in a minimum number of reservations in order to reserve the room so please RSVP soon to John DeSantis. Host: John DeSantis, email@example.com
Carlton County DFL monthly meeting
Second Wed of each month, 6:15pm – 8:15pm
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, 2101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN
The Carlton County DFL meeting schedule: the second Wednesday of each month, at 6:15 p.m. at the Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, 2101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN in the open theater area of the main entrance. Lisa Anderson, Chair (218-878-0953)
Pine County DFL meeting
Third Wed of each month, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Monthly meetings in Hinckley 3rd Wednesday every month Contact Tom Kurhajetz for details (612-423-3612 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Caucus Luncheon
Fourth Wed of each month, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Riverside Perkins Family Restaurant, I-94 & Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, 55401
Join a group of like-minded DFL seniors for lunch, a few laughs and whatever. No RSVP required, just show up. More info, contact: Karla Sand, email@example.com or Joy Swanson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crow Wing County DFL monthly meeting
First Thursday of each month, 6pm – 7pm
Crow Wing County DFL monthly meeting The Crow Wing County DFL meets the first Thursday of each month at Brainerd Library (large meeting room). For more info: 218-833-2825 email@example.com
Web site: http://dfl.org/crow-wing
SD54 DFL Meeting
Third Thursday of each month, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
SD54 meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Basswood Room of Fire Station No. 1 near the Roseville City Hall campus. Meeting starts at 6:30.
Todd County DFL
Third Thursday of each month, 7pm – 9pm
Todd County DFL meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in Long Prairie at Randy Brown's Law Office, Highway 71.
Freeborn Co DFL Mtg
Third Thursday of each month, 7pm – 8pm
Albert Lea Union Center
Lefty Blogs Minnesota: Liberal News Roundup in Minnesota
Minnesota Progressive Project. : Updates on campaigns in Minnesota. The combined efforts of the Minnesota Campaign Report and MN Blue.
MNDem.com brings commonsense, family-oriented, and slightly left leaning observations to Minnesota voters. "The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better." -- Paul Wellstone
Hindsight from Minnesota 2020: Hindsight gives the run down on the news that jumps out at us on the issues that matter. Often times these stories show us how much further we need to go to have the progressive policy realized in Minnesota. Another thing we want to try here is opening up the discussion to everyone who wants to contribute. Commenting on our posts is highly encouraged, and we’ll join in as well. As always, be sure to check out our main site www.mn2020.org.
MN Moderate to Liberal Political Roundtable: I believe Democrats pay now; while Republicans argue for what will eventually be paying more, later.
MINNESOTA NAACP: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Here is a list of local NAACP branches in Minnesota:
St Cloud NAACP
PO BOX 7042
St Cloud, MN 56302
St. Cloud NAACP Youth Council
PO BOX 7042
St. Cloud, MN 56302
St. Cloud State Univ. College NAACP
700 W ST. GERMAIN STREET
St. Cloud, MN 56301
310 E. 38TH STREET
Minneapolis, MN 55409
St. Paul NAACP
1060 W CENTRAL AVE
St Paul, MN 55104
Minnesota State University (Mankato) NAACP
265 MORRIS HALL
Mankato, MN 56001
PO BOX 6472
Rochester, MN 55903
PROGRESSIVE GROUPS IN MINNESOTA:
The Minnesota Project is a nonprofit organization that connects people with policy to nurture collaborations that build strong local economies, vibrant communities and a healthy environment.
Our programs are focused on clean renewable energy and efficient use of energy; farm practice and policy that promote profitable farms that protect the environment; and the production and consumption of local and sustainably-produced foods.
The Minnesota Project works in ways that emphasize collaboration, community building, and capacity building. For over twenty-five years we have fostered local empowerment, bridged diverse interests, encouraged shared values, and initiated working dialogues that create positive action and policy.
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agricultre Newsletter: A Partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Sustainer's Coalition.
Alternative Energy Resources in Minnesota: a short summary of alternative energy resources for Minnesota. For more information on each technology, visit the State Energy Alternatives Technology Options page.
And for those who like mixing fun and politics, here are a couple of Drinking Liberally groups in Minnesota:
Every Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm
331 Club, 331 13th Ave NE (13th and University in Northeast Minneapolis)
Hosted by Robin Marty
First and Third Thursday of each month, 8:00 pm
Old #1, 412 Atlantic Avenue
Hosted by Jeff Lamberty
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