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October, 2014 Newsletter

It’s Crunch Time!

We’re now in what’s called GOTV (Get Out the Vote) time for our candidates. If you haven’t had time to help, now’s the time when you’re needed the most. Why?

When Dems Vote, Dems Win

We have the number of voters in our district to assure that our candidates win. The problem is getting them to realize that voting when a presidential candidate isn’t on the ballot is critical. That’s where you come in. With your help either going to a voter’s door or calling a voter on the phone can help get them to the polls.

If you’ve got several hours, that’s wonderful. If you only have an hour or so, your time will still make a difference. So, please join us.

Rep. Yvonne Selcer, HD48A


Rep. Selcer’s Get Out the Vote efforts are being handled as the rest of her campaign events have been, at the CD3 DFL Coordinated Campaign Office, 915 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN. When you have a spare hour or more, go there and help her reach more voters.

Joan Howe-Pullis, HD48B Candidate


Joan continues to knock doors and phone people daily. Her campaign events are on our SD48 DFL calendar on this site.

Starting October 31, we’ll be moving to GOTV efforts on the B-side of our district working from 18285 Croixwood Ln.

If you’d like to help Joan’s campaign or if you’d prefer to not leave the district to help our DFL ticket, that’s where you should go. We’ll be posting more specifics about this as we move toward Election Day, November 4.

HD48B GOTV Efforts from October 31 through Election Day

If you’re able to help with phoning or knocking and don’t want to work outside our district, e-mail us at info@dfl48.org. Let us know what times your available and what you’d like to do. We’ll get back to you with specifics on our GOTV efforts. We’ll need help with lot of different things.

Here’s an easy way for you to volunteer:


Can You Host a Lawn Sign?

Our local House candidates are hoping to build visibility with lawn signs. If you’re willing to have one in your yard between now and Election Day, please e-mail us at info@dfl48.org. We’ll pass your information along to our candidates.

Our DFL Ticket

To see who else is on the ballot, visit this post. We’ve also included information on the Eden Prairie City Council seats up for election this year and information on the judicial races we’ll have on the ballot.

Toward the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to print out actual sample ballots to take with you to the polls.

Did You Vote Early?

You can check the status of your ballot by visiting this website. If you see there’s a problem, you have time to get things straightened out by contacting your City Clerk.

If You Haven’t Cast Your Ballot Early, You Still Have Time

If you hate waiting in lines or aren’t certain if you can make it to the polls, you have the option this year to do early, no excuse absentee voting.

Eden Prairie

Weekdays between now and October 31, you can go to the City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd, to vote. You will be able to vote between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. On November 1, you can vote between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. On November 3, you can vote from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Visit the City Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345 during the hours below:

Saturday, October 25:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 28, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 29, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 30:  8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 1:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday, November 3:  7:30 am to 5:00 pm

If You Vote Early, Take a Dem Friend

You can help make a difference by talking with a Dem friend or neighbor and inviting them to come with you. You can vote together at your local City Center (no separate polling locations until Election Day).  Know someone who can’t or doesn’t drive? Take them with you. You’re ensuring their vote counts.

Not Certain if You’re Registered to Vote?

This year, you can visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website to:

If you’d prefer to register in person, you can go to the City Clerk’s office at your municipality’s City Center and fill out the form there.

 Have College Students in Your Family?

Make certain they’re voting this election, especially if they’re in Minnesota. If possible, have them vote at home. That helps our local House candidates as well as our “upticket” candidates.

If they’ve voted via absentee ballot, you can use the Secretary of State’s website to determine if their ballot has been received.

League of Women Voters House Candidate Forums

Didn’t get to the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum? You can watch it here:


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Get Out the Vote Rally

2014-10-18-26Join the DFL’s GOTV tour and rally in support of Gov. Dayton, Sen. Franken, our House candidates and all our DFL leaders.

Who:     You and your friends

What:    GOTV Rally

Where:  CD3 DFL Office, 915 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

When:   Thursday, October 30, 10:00 am.

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first_lady_portrait_2013_thumbOn Tuesday, Oct. 21, First Lady Michelle Obama will headline a grassroots GOTV event in support of Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton at Patrick Henry High School in North Minneapolis.

Doors will open at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Ticket information can be found at dfl.org/mpls-rally and seating will be first come, first serve.

“We are excited to have First Lady Michelle Obama in Minnesota to support Senator Franken and Governor Dayton,” said DFL Chairman Ken Martin. “Minnesotans are energized to help get out the vote, volunteer and make sure their voices are heard on Election Day so we can keep moving Minnesota forward.”

Who: First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Al Franken, Gov. Mark Dayton

What: Grassroots GOTV event

Where: Patrick Henry High School, 4320 Newton Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55412

When: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Doors open at 2 p.m.

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BIll-ClintonOn Friday, Oct. 10, President Bill Clinton will headline a grassroots early vote and GOTV event in support of Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton at Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus.

Doors will open at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Ticket information can be found at dfl.org/gotvrally and seating will be first come, first serve.

“We are thrilled to have President Clinton back in Minnesota to support Governor Dayton and Senator Franken,” said DFL Chairman Ken Martin. “Minnesotans are committed to build on the progress we’ve made over the last few years and are excited to get out and vote by absentee, early vote or in-person on Election Day.”

Who: President Bill Clinton, Senator Al Franken, Governor Mark Dayton

What: Grassroots early vote and GOTV event

Where: University of Minnesota, Northrop Auditorium

When: Friday, Oct. 10. Doors open at 1 p.m.

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