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Health care should be a right, not a privilege.

Health care is a fundamental right and we have to do everything in our power to make it fair and accessible. That’s why we support @GovMarkDayton’s MinnesotaCare buy-in for better health care for all Minnesotans. Read Chairman Martin’s op-ed >

Health care should be a right, not a privilege.

Yet many Minnesotans do not have health coverage or struggle to afford their premiums. We must take action to ease the burden of rising health care costs on Minnesota families and make health care more accessible, so no person has to risk going without health care coverage.

That is why we support Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal to expand the state’s MinnesotaCare program. The program, which has historically served low-income families, provides Minnesotans with affordable, quality health coverage. By removing the program’s current income restrictions, the governor’s plan would allow all Minnesotans who purchase their health insurance on the individual market the choice to “buy-in” to MinnesotaCare. This proposal, known as the “MinnesotaCare Buy-In,” would help an estimated 100,000 Minnesotans purchase better health coverage at prices estimated to be 28 percent less than other commercial health plans.

The plan would inject more competition into the marketplace. It would give Minnesotans more options, especially in rural areas where there is often only one provider. It would drive down medical expenses for working families, and cost nothing for taxpayers.

The MinnesotaCare Buy-In is a win-win. Minnesotans should speak up, and demand that the legislature pass this proposal immediately. It’s time for affordable health care.




Walking Subcaucus Demonstration Presentation is now available.



SD48 Convention March 17th

We are excited about this historic “Blue Wave” election and glad you’re part of it!

When:    Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time:    9:30 am Check in – 10:30 am Start, convention will proceed into the afternoon, so expect to be there for the majority of the day
Where:    Eden Prairie High School, 17185 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346


  1. Beverages, breakfast bars, donuts, snacks and lunch items including one vegetarian entree will be available for sale; cash or check only.
  2. Bring cash to purchase food and beverages, suggested donation, and PCR*
  3. There is an elevator and there will be signs to direct those who need it.
  4. The meeting is in the Main Commons. Park in the North Parking Lot and use the door labelled Main Commons for easiest access.

IMPORTANT Documents:

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Apply to be a DFL48 District Officer

Every two years, the DFL invites our fellow Democrats to help lead the Senate District. This is a great opportunity to set the course for the 2018 election and for the future. All DFLers are welcome!

All positions are open and will serve two-year terms.

  • SD48 Director (10 adults and 3 youth)
  • State Central Committee Representative (5 positions)
  • State Central Committee Alternative Representative (7 positions)

Take the first step!

The Senate District Central Committee meets monthly, on the second Thursday of the month at the Glen Lake Community Center at 7:00 PM. The Chair and Vice Chair become automatic members of the DFL State Central Committee which meets quarterly on Saturdays at various locations across Minnesota. Please see detailed position descriptions below for more information.

Application Process: (more…)

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Were You Elected Precinct Chair at Caucus? Here’s What’s Next.

Duties of a Precinct Chair or Precinct Vice Chair.

The Precinct Chair or Vice Chair(s) is the face and voice of the DFL party at its grass roots level:  the precinct.  Precincts are geographic neighborhoods, and the politically like-minded people who live in them.  Every other level in the DFL is built on the grass roots organization that happens in precincts.  As precinct leaders, you are the point of contact for neighbors interested in the DFL. You can be the change makers in your neighborhood.

To that end, as an official member of the DFL organization for a 2-year term, you are expected to attend the SD48 monthly meetings every second Thursday of the month at Glen Lake Center (map) and to help elect local progressive candidates by doing the following:

  • Build relationships with precinct caucus participants over the next two years.
    • Communicate via emailing, phoning, a blog, or social media.
    • Let them know about SD48 and other DFL events.
    • Hold precinct events.
  • Find more DFLers in your precinct.
  • Record and pass along info about others who might help the DFL and campaigns.
  • Get people registered to vote.
  • Pass out the DFL sample ballot and campaign literature for endorsed candidates.
  • Get your precinct DFLers out to vote at election time.

Mark your calendar!

Rep. Jenifer Loon (HD48B) Town Hall
– There’s strength in numbers – help us keep the MN House Republicans accountable!
When: Saturday, February 24, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Where: Eden Prairie Library

Walking Subcaucus Demonstration
When: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7 PM
Where: Eden Prairie High School

DFL48 Convention
When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10 AM sign-in, 10:30 AM Start
Where: Eden Prairie High School

Precinct Officer Orientation
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 PM
Where: Glen Lake Activities Center
14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka

Your attendance at SD48 DFL meetings and work on SD48 projects and events is critical, and will give you lots of ideas about things you can do in, and communicate with, your precinct.  Your participation in the Senate District will also allow you to bring your ideas to the SD48 leadership for adoption and implementation.

Together we can Flip MN Blue, elect progressive candidates and work toward a better future.

Thank you for engaging with us and being part of a winning campaign season!


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