Aug 21, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Blue Earth County DFL Annual Summer Picnic

Blue Earth County DFL
Annual Summer Picnic
Sibley Park, Shelter #2

August 21, 2019
5:00 to 8:00 PM

Program at 6:30 PM

BBQ chicken & beverages provided
If you’d like, please bring a dish to share

Plates & utensils provided, consider bringing your own —
Mother Nature will appreciate it

Questions? Call or Text 507-317-2847

Sep 7, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SD 18 DFL Hoedown

SD 18 Fundraiser corn feed. Local favorite John “A-Frame” Beck will provide music for DFLers from Meeker, McLeod and Sibley counties at the Brownton Rod and Gun Club from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, and that’s only part of the fun.

Fresh corn-on-the-cob and turkey and pork BBQ sandwiches will be finger-licking good as will be all the other food offered that day. You’ll be able to check out items on the silent auction table and listen to the auctioneer take bids on items like a numbered wild-life print by renowned artist Les Kouba and other special items.

Sep 14, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Progressive Framing and Messaging Workshop – Cook County DFL

Learn to create winning progressive messages based on the way people really think, and take a vacation to Minnesota’s one and only Grand Marais. Grand Marais has been named America’s Coolest Small Town (Budget Travel Magazine), Top 10 Beach Getaways (Outside Magazine), and Next Great Adventure Town (National Geographic Adventure Magazine). There’s not a better month to visit the north shore than September. The weather is perfect.

The Connections Lab Framing and Messaging Workshop

“Connections Lab offers an excellent introduction to framing for progressives.”
—George Lakoff, author of THE ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant!

When we talk about our messaging, at the top of everyone’s list is the notion that what we’re doing doesn’t seem to be working. We have to change the way we communicate, but how?

There is a way. Building on the work of linguist and cognitive scientist George Lakoff and others, the workshop will reveal:

Why liberals and conservatives take the positions they do.
What we need to stop doing to be successful.
How to frame a message so it works!
You’ll never see political communication in the same way!

Applying current science in cognition —about how people’s brains really work, you’ll learn about the science behind framing and leave with skills empowering you to create messages that really work (hint: facts and logic aren’t a great way to start).

You will learn to apply our hands-on “Stop, Drop and Roll” techniques that teach the skill of framing messages that tell people who we are, what we believe, and why our ideas work better for all Americans.

What you need to know:

Coffee and rolls will be provided.
There will be two short breaks.
Check-in begins at 8:30AM. Program starts at 9:00
Tickets: Click the link above to register and reserve your place.
Bring paper and a writing utensil.

You can find more resources at the Connections Lab website:

This event is sponsored by the Cook County DFL. We hope to see you there.

Oct 27, 2019 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SD 36 FDR Day Dinner

Senate District 26 and Olmsted 25 will have their annual fundraiser dinner. Speakers, silent auction, and more!

Jen Verhagen

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