DFL Environmental Caucus Annual Membership Meeting
June 3, 2017
10 am Registration Beings
Pre Register here (optional) : HERE
11 am Meeting Convenes
410 Mississippi St. NE
With elections of : Chair, Vice Chair and 9 board members
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Proposed Agenda DFL Environmental Caucus Membership Meeting
Registration begins at 10 a.m.
Meeting Convenes at 11 a.m.
Call to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Guest speaker – Rebecca Otto, State Auditor, 2018 Candidate for Governor
Reading of Affirmative Action Outreach, and Inclusion Statement
Election of Chair for Membership Meeting
Appointment of Secretary, other Membership Meeting Officers and Parliamentarian by Chair
Adoption of Agenda
Adoption of Minutes from March 11 meeting in St. Cloud
Reports by Officers and Committee Chairs
Report and Adoption of Proposed Rules
Consideration of Changes to the Constitution and By-Laws (adopted 5.16.15)
Reading of Affirmative Action, Outreach and Inclusion Reminder
Report by the Nominations Committee
Election of Officers – Chair, Vice Chair
Election of Executive Committee Members at Large
Election of voting member to the State DFL Executive Committee
Planning priorities for the upcoming year
Members encouraged to bring action items to share such as requests for letters on key environmental issues, petitions, and upcoming events
One or more speakers may address the body throughout at the Chair’s discretion
Please join one or more active committees and help our caucus succeed!
Executive Committee to meet following adjournment.
Please help to conserve resources by car pooling, using digital handouts, bring your own beverage cup
Next Meeting of the Caucus
September 9, 2017, location to be determined
The DFL Environmental Caucus has Endorsed Candidates for the Minneapolis City Council!
The Minnesota DFL Environmental Caucus announced its endorsements and support for Minneapolis City Council candidates in wards 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. The DFL Environmental Caucus, with nearly 400 active members, is one of the largest and most active DFL caucuses.
In Ward 1, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Jillia Pessenda for Minneapolis City Council. Jillia has expressed strong support for funding to Clean Energy Partnership, so that it can meet the goals of reducing greenhouse gases, for full implementation of the Complete Street program, and for creating green jobs in Minneapolis.
Voters in Ward 3 have a choice between two great candidates, Steve Fletcher and Cordelia Pierson, each of whom has received a letter of support from the DFL Environmental Caucus. Both Steve and Cordelia have a strong background and knowledge in environmental issues and a demonstrated ability for grassroots organizing.
In Ward 5, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Jeremiah Ellison for Minneapolis City Council. Jeremiah is a strong advocate for environmental justice and passionately committed to addressing and responding to groups that have been subject to environmental injustice.
In Ward 6, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Mohamud Noor for Minneapolis City Council. Mohamud has a clear understanding of the challenges facing Ward 6 and their intersection with climate change.
In Ward 7, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Janne Flisrand for Minneapolis City Council. Janne, a founder of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, has spent two years serving on the Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC) of the Clean Energy Partnership, and is committed to large-scale reduction of Minneapolis’ carbon footprint.
In Ward 9, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Alondra Cano for Minneapolis City Council. Alondra has demonstrated a passionate commitment and integrity on environmental issues during her first term on the city council.
In Ward 10, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Lisa Bender for Minneapolis City Council. Lisa has a strong record of voting on environmental issues, including fighting to prevent cuts to funding for the Clean Energy Partnership.
Voters in Ward 11 have a choice between two great candidates, Jeremy Schroeder and Erica Mauter, each of whom has received a letter of support from the DFL Environmental Caucus. Erica, an engineer, and Jeremy, a lawyer at the Minnesota Housing Partnership, each have a unique skillset that they could bring to the city council.
In Ward 12, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Andrew Johnson for Minneapolis City Council. Andrew, as chief author of the ban on polystyrene containers, has a strong record of advocacy on environmental issues.
In Ward 13, the DFL Environmental Caucus has endorsed Adam Faitek for Minneapolis City Council. Adam expressed strong support for the Clean Energy Partnership and fully funding Green Zones.
Proposed DFLEC Meeting Schedule 2016-2017
|Full Caucus||Executive Committee|
|September 10, 2016||September 10, 2016|
|November 19, 2016||November 19, 2016|
|January 7, 2017||January 7, 2017|
|March 4, 2017||March 11, 2017|
|June 3, 2017 Membership Meeting||June 3, 2017|
*dates to be emailed for online digital Exec. Committee meetings
DFL Environmental Caucus Leadership
Veda Kanitz of Lakeville – CD2 Chair; Aaron Klemz of Columbia Heights – CD5, Vice Chair; Karl Forsberg Eagan – CD2, Outreach Officer; Kristin Larsen of Pequaywan – CD8, Secretary; Lawrence Sandoval of Savage – CD2, Treasurer. Executive Committee including Philip Adam-Plymouth CD3, Peggy Clark, Minneapolis – CD5, Heidi Edmonson, Eagan CD2, Allen Frechette – Shakopee, CD2, Andy Hillebregt, Ramsey – CD6 Ramsey, Paul Hoffinger – Eagan, CD2, Grace Kelly, St.Paul -CD4, Barbara Mahowald-Savage- CD2, Deb Mathiowetz of Eagan CD2, Chris Meyer of Minneapolis CD5, Marcus Mills- Minneapolis – CD5, Shawn Otto of Marine on St. Croix – CD6, Lorraine Rovig- Northfield – CD2, Chelsea Skog of Eagan-CD2, John Wells of Eagan – CD2.
Contact us Dflenvironmentalcaucus@gmail.com
Read Our Constitution : DFL Environmental Caucus Constitution