About Us

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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

What is the Minnesota DFL Senior Caucus?
Seniors are among those most adversely affected by the policies and acts of the recent administrations in Minnesota and Washington DC. To address the needs of seniors, the Senior Caucus was formed in 2006 as an organization within the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party.

The Caucus works to involve seniors throughout Minnesota in the political process, to provide a vehicle for their active participation in the DFL party, and to promote programs and legislation that protect and enhance the lives of seniors. Our united efforts influence voters and policy makers. Our unified voice makes a difference in assuring that the needs of older Minnesotans are addressed in policies and law.

Reaching the goals of the Caucus
The primary goal of the Caucus is to impact public policy by bring focus and accountability to senior issues and by electing representatives who support the following:

  • Affordable, quality health care for all
  • Fair prescription drug coverage
  • Affordable housing
  • Safe, livable communities
  • Reliable transportation systems & infrastructure
  • Affordable, quality education for all
  • Fair and equitable tax policies
  • A peaceful world where our grandchildren can succeed

The goals of the DFL Senior Caucus:

1) to foster the involvement of Minnesota seniors, especially those persons 55 years of age and older, in the political process;
2) to encourage their active participation in the DFL Party;
3) to bring outreach and focus to senior issues;
4) to promote, support, and hold accountable DFL candidates at all levels who are aware of and committed to the concerns of Minnesota seniors;
5) to increase voter turnout among Minnesota seniors;
6) to ensure appropriate senior representation in party positions in the DFL Party.

To achieve our goal we:

  • Organize seniors
  • Inform and educate on senior issues
  • Involve seniors in campaigns and policy making
  • Advocate and lobby on behalf of seniors
  • Hold officials accountable

 

The Caucus works to involve seniors throughout Minnesota in the political process, to provide, a vehicle for their active participation in the DFL Party and to promote programs and legislation that protect and enhance the lives of seniors and their children and grandchildren. Our unified voice makes a difference in assuring that the needs of older Minnesotans are addressed in law and policy. Our united efforts influence voters.

Chapters

  • Anoka County Chapter
  • Central Lakes Chapter
  • East Central Chapter
  • East Metro Chapter
  • Forest Lake 3 County Chapter
  • Lakes Chapter
  • Mankato Chapter
  • NorthEast Minnesota Chapter
  • North Metro Chapter
  • SouthEast Minnesota Chapter
  • Saint Paul Chapter
  • South Hennepin Chapter
  • South Metro Chapter

Board of Directors

The DFL Senior Caucus is governed in accordance with its charter.

Current Board of Directors (Terms expire May 18, 2019):

Chair: Don Bye
Vice Chair: Karla Sand (651) 739-7397
Secretary: James Reed (763) 421-9387
Treasurer: John Larva (612) 839-1076
Membership: Linda Larson (612) 554-9963


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