If you’ve never attended a precinct caucus, please join us the evening of February 4. You’ll be able to experience grassroots politics as it happens.
Maybe you’ve recently moved to Minnesota from a state with a primary, maybe you’re a “born and bred” progressive Minnesotan who’s never attended a caucus, so you don’t know what to expect. Here’s a video telling you more:
Those of us active in Senate District 48 DFL volunteer to make the precinct caucuses happen. The evening of the caucuses, the people who consider themselves DFLers (Democrats in the other states in this country), meet to:
- elect officers to help organize their neighborhood (precinct),
- elect delegates to the Senate District 48 convention and
- help build the State DFL Party Platform by presenting resolutions to your neighbors for consideration. They’ll be voted on and those passing will be moved to the Senate District 48 convention.
We look forward to seeing you the evening of February 4. Check back for more information the closer we get to Caucus Night. We’ll be posting more information as plans are formalized.
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!
On Monday, as Healthcare.gov was being visited by nearly a million people, Speaker of the House John Bohner (R-OH) felt it was necessary to try to save face and do his best to push the narrative that ordinary people were getting punished by the Affordable Care Act. One such story that Boehner focused on was that of Cornelius Kelly, a Long Island resident that claims he was told that he would have to buy a separate health insurance policy for his 18-month-old baby. Here is Boehner’s tweet:
The story was run in Sunday’s New York Post and Kelly found himself on Fox News on Monday detailing his awful, terrible ordeal having to deal with New York’s state exchange. Of course, as you have probably surmised, the story was complete hogwash. Kelly exaggerated for effect and did not reveal what really happened. Apparently, Kelly placed on his application that he had three children when in fact he has four. This caused a clerical error that had to be later fixed. Under the New York state exchange, no matter how many children you have, they can all be covered under one family plan and the cost cannot exceed 2.85 times an individual plan.
Now, Kelly claims he was told three different times that he’d have to buy a separate policy for his child. He also says that the problem was only fixed after he went to the New York Post with his story. Basically, he’s claiming he wouldn’t have gotten this issue fixed if he didn’t go public with it. However, it should be pointed out that Kelly ran for public office in 2011. He ran for a Suffolk County seat as a Conservative Party member and lost.
Could it be that this man decided to submit an erroneous application and then contact state officials after the fact asking why his other child wasn’t covered? When confronted with confusion around his false application he is able to solicit differing responses from people he calls. He then takes all of this to the Post and gives them a juicy story, without revealing that he submitted an incorrect application. He is then able to get on Fox News and be used as another Obamacare cautionary tale.
So, what we have is a wanna be conservative politician who desperately wanted attention and was able to get it by concocting a scenario in order to get the story he wanted to tell the press. And Boehner saw it as a way to spread the word that some poor man was told he couldn’t cover his baby under his health insurance plan. He can then point out once more how this is all a #Trainwreck. Instead, Boehner is left with egg all over his face. Again. Another attempt to make the ACA look awful completely spoiled by the truth.
Here’s a link to the original article.
If you live in Minnetonka, and are interested in participating in local government, consider serving on one of the City’s Boards or Commissions. The City currently has openings on the Economic Development Advisory Commission and the Planning Commission. Please submit your applications as soon as possible, but not later than January 3, 2014.
Here’s a link to information.