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Thank you for visiting our site. Senate District 48 DFL is made up of Southern Minnetonka and the majority of Eden Prairie. We bring together two vibrant communities with a diverse population. We believe it’s a great area to live and raise a family.

We also believe, as Sen. Wellstone said, “As free citizens in a political democracy we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community.” So, if you’re interested in learning more about what we believe in and are doing, please visit our site often.  If you’re interested in getting involved in helping to move our communities, state and country forward to a progressive future, please contact us. There are lots of ways you can get involved.  See you soon!

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Sep/14

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No Need to Wait, Vote Early

img-simonsaysvote-ivotedearlyWhen Democrats Vote, Democrats Win

Polls opened early September 19, and residents of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka are already casting their ballots.

We know midterm elections are all about one thing:  turnout, turnout, turnout.

This year, you don’t have to take time away from work or family to vote on a specific date. You can vote from September 19 through Election Day on November 4.

Visit the city center for the city you live in, and you can vote.  Here are the links:

City of Eden Prairie
City of Minnetonka

For information on our candidates, click here.

 

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Couldn’t make the recent League of Women Voters’ candidate forum for House District 48A and B? Here’s the video:

 

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The record makes it clear. Despite talk of “bipartisanship” and “working across the aisle”, the GOP candidates have a clear history of voting against Minnesota’s best interests.

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Oct/14

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Illegal Campaign Sign Placements and Halloween

Selcer SignHowe-Pullis-Twitter-Header-2014It’s that time of year when we see a lot of illegal sign placements.  You can report these to your city to have them removed.  You cannot touch them yourself.

Eden Prairie Campaign Sign Basics:

  • Signs are only allowed on private property
  • Signs must be placed 12 feet (or 4 paces) from the road surfce
  • Signs are not allowed on publicly owned land, including but not limited to, public schools City parks, etc.
  • Signs are not allowed on street signs and utility pols
  • Signs are not allowed on public right of ways.
  • Here’s a link to the City’s information on the

Minnetonka Campaign Sign Basics:

  • Signs may not be posted on publicly owned land
    • Not certain if a location is public or private? Visit this site,  enter an address nearby and hit search.
    • On the next screen, click on Interactive Map. You’ll be taken to a map highlighting the address you entered.
    • Click on the map, keep the button of your mouse down and pull in the direction of the area you want to review.
    • Once you’re in the area you want to review, click on the area.  On the left column, you’ll see the specifics of ownership for the property.  An area along streets belongs to the City, not the homeowner.
  • Signs must be at least 5 feet from the edge of a public street
  • Signs must not obstruct driver visibility at intersections
  • Signs must not be located within the right-of-way of state or county roads
  • On election day, signs on private property must be 100 feet from a polling place’s door where voters enter
  • On election day, signs on public property must not be within 100 feet of the building where polling is taking place or anywhere on the public property.
  • If you see illegal sign placements, contact David Maeda, City Clerk, at dmaeda@eminnetonka.com or 952.939.8218.
  • Here’s a link to the City’s information on signs.

Halloween

JackOLantern_8x8It’s not unusual to have lawn signs taken on the night of Halloween. If you have a sign for a candidate or signs for candidates you can easily move, please take them in that evening and put them out again the following morning.

If you should have a sign “grow legs”, contact the campaign to let them know you need a replacement asap.

 

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In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Oct. 22, 2014
 
Events today

  • 9:06 a.m. – The state of voter ID laws, Daily Circuit, MPR.
  • 10 a.m. – DFL Minnesota Secretary of State Candidate Steve Simon will announce his next generation proposals on election reform and discuss the race.

 
Events tomorrow

  • 11:45 a.m. – Doors open for Vice President Joe Biden’s GOTV rally for Congressman Rick Nolan, Hibbing Community College, 1515 E 25th St, Hibbing. Tickets available at www.dfl.org/gotvhibbing.
  • 4 p.m. – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will headline a dinner to benefit Gov. Mark Dayton. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken will join Hillary as honored guests. St. Paul River Centre, St. Paul. Tickets are available here.

 
Mark your calendars and spread the word!
Early voting is open! #simonsaysvote www.mnvotes.org

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13 days until the Nov. 4 general election

Want to volunteer to elect DFLers? Visit http://www.dfl.org/gotv/

2014 election
2014 general election: We endorseInsight News

New outside groups target Minnesota racesMinnPost
Michelle Obama to headline rally for Sen. Franken and Gov. DaytonFox 9
In Iowa and Minnesota, first lady Michelle Obama presses for young, minority voter turnout,Star Tribune
First lady tells Mpls. rally to ‘finish what we started’ by votingStar Tribune
First lady rallies voters in MinneapolisWCCO
Michelle Obama urges Democrats to vote in NovemberMPR
Michelle Obama rallies voters in MinnesotaKARE
Minnesota candidates: In profiles and photosStar Tribune
Michelle Obama urges DFL faithful to get out the votePioneer Press
Waiting on your absentee ballot? State website tracks requestsPioneer Press
Minnesotans take advantage of open absentee votingWCCO

An enthusiastic crowd that filled the Patrick Henry High School gymnasium in north Minneapolis before 3 p.m.didn’t seem to mind the two-hour wait before first lady Michelle Obama took to the podium to deliver a rousing speech at a Get Out the Vote Rally two weeks before the election.

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In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Oct. 21, 2014
 
Events today

  • 10:30 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will provide remarks at the grand opening of Emerson Electric Shakopee, Emerson Cafeteria, 6021 Innovation Boulevard, Shakopee.
  • 12:30 – Joe Perske and Tom Emmer will debate at the Le St. Germain Hotel in St. Could. The event is sponsored by the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2 p.m. – First Lady Michelle Obama will headline a GOTV Rally for Sen. Franken and Gov. Dayton at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.
  • 5 p.m. – Rep. Nolan will hold a Minnesota Fish Fry with special guest Sen. Tom Harkin. The Eagles Club, Brainerd.

 
Events Thursday

  • 11:45 a.m. – Doors open for Vice President Joe Biden’s GOTV rally for Congressman Rick Nolan, Hibbing Community College, 1515 E 25th St, Hibbing. Tickets available at www.dfl.org/gotvhibbing.
  • 4 p.m. – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will headline a dinner to benefit Gov. Mark Dayton. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken will join Hillary as honored guests. St. Paul River Centre, St. Paul. Tickets are available here.

 
Mark your calendars and spread the word!
Early voting is open! #simonsaysvote www.mnvotes.org

img-simonsaysvote-ivotedearly

14 days until the Nov. 4 general election

Want to volunteer to elect DFLers? Visit http://www.dfl.org/gotv/

2014 election 
Hillary Clinton adds event to her Minnesota docketStar Tribune
Political parties pour cash into early votingStar Tribune
First Lady Michelle Obama in Minneapolis on TuesdayStar Tribune
US Rep. Rick Nolan to hold get-out-the-vote rally with Vice President Joe Biden in HibbingStar Tribune
GOP focuses on ground game to win seatsStar Tribune
Do attack ads have to dominate campaign season? They don’t in other democraciesMinnPost
Candidates bear down as outside ad money flows into MinnesotaStar Tribune
First Lady Michelle Obama to rally voters in MinneapolisKSTP
Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton to visit Minnesota this weekPioneer Press

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