DFL Senior Caucus
The DFL Senior Caucus promotes the active participation of Minnesota seniors in the political process. Our caucus gives a voice to seniors in Minnesota elections and politics.
The goal of the caucus is to affect public policy by bringing focus and accountability to senior issues, and by working to elect public officials who support:
- Affordable health care
- Fair and equitable tax policies
- Sound transportation systems
- Fair prescription-drug coverage
- Affordable housing
- Safe and livable communities
DFL State Senior Caucus
Annual Meeting May 20, 2017 comments by Sandy Sandoval.
The Senior Caucus Chair Don Bye called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M. at the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Hall, 1681 Cope Avenue East, St. Paul, MN.
The Pledge of Allegiance, led by Don Slaten, Veteran, recognizing all the veterans in attendance . Introductions of the Board were conducted by Chair Don Bye. 2016 Minutes were received, Jim Reed Secretary. Treasury report was received, John Larva, Treasurer. The current balance is $2,019.67. Noted: The Senior Caucus was formed 2006, so last year was the 10-year celebration. Jules Goldstein: Constituency Caucuses are now called Community Outreach Committees. Annual reports are now biennial reports, so the charter needs to be amended. Also, under Article 4, Principal Officers, is now entitled to have a person representing a caucus at the State Executive Committee.
click for DFL Senior Caucus Picnic Flyer
Here are five resolutions that were
supported by the
DFL Senior Caucus Board
on December 3, 2015.
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Here are five additional resolutions that were suggested.
You are invited….MONTHLY SENIOR CAUCUS LUNCHEONS and MEETINGS. Check the Calendar for the latest information.
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WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO PUT UP WITH IT
The cost of gun violence in this country is estimated to cost about $5.5 Billion dollars a year. But this is not the real cost. There are 500 thousand deaths each year in this country due to gun violence. Also, 58.2% of suicides are carried out with a gun. A woman is 500% more likely to be killed in a domestic violence if there is a gun in the house. Every day 2 young children are killed in a gun accident.The main reasons we have done nothing to reduce gun violence is that we would have to change our attitude. This is extremely difficult to do with the National Rifle Association telling us that we are much safer when we own a gun and if any law is past that makes it more difficult for anyone to buy a gun this will result in the government taking everyone’s guns away. Most criminals commit their crime using a stolen gun. In all of the home break-ins less than 1% of gun owners are able to use their gun to prevent the robbery.If we simply required background checks for all gun sales we would reduce gun deaths by 56.6%. No one needs to own a military fully automatic assault rifle. Outlawing large magazines would reduce the number of deaths in most mass killing attacks. Requiring safety devices on all hand guns would prevent the deaths of many small children.The indisputable fact is that gun control laws reduce the number of gun related deaths, as well as saving billions of dollars.
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