Senate District 52

SD52 Strategic Planning Presentation

Several months ago Kristine Klein and Lisa Stevens, members of the Strategic Planning Committee, shared this presentation at one of the Senate District 52 Business Meetings. In case you missed it, or in case you wanted to revisit their inspiring ideas, here is a link to their slides: SD52 Strategic Planning Presentation

Information on Constituency Caucuses of the DFL

One of the great ways for SD 52 DFLers to support diversity is to join a DFL Constituency Caucus. Here is some contact information on three of the party’s 17 Caucuses. Our SD 52 DFL webpage will strive to offer information on other Caucuses each month. In the meantime, you can access information on all Caucuses by going to and by traveling to the “Party Leaders” tab and then the “Community Caucuses” page. (Note: Sometimes meeting times change, so it is good to check with the listed chairs, co-chairs, or vice-chairs below to confirm meeting days and times before you attend a particular meeting for the first time.) 

DFL State Senior Caucus

 This caucus fights for fairness for seniors in health care, income, transportation, housing and other areas. Contact: Don Bye, Chair, at, or Karla Sand, Vice-Chair, at
Meetings are every third Thursday, DFL Headquarters, 600 E. Plato, St. Paul, 12:30 pm.

DFL Latino Caucus 

 This caucus fights for equity for Latinos throughout MN. Contact: Miguel Morales or Rebecca Diaz, Co-Chairs, at
Next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 6-8, at DFL HQ, St. Paul.  However, meetings are usually held every second Tuesday, DFL Headquarters, St. Paul, 6 pm.

DFL  Environmental Caucus

 This caucus fights for environmental consciousness about our needs for clean land, water, and air throughout MN, through education about issues, fighting for legislation, and political endorsements of candidates. Contact: Veda Kanitz, Chair, at
Meetings are every several months at a location around the Metro, often within driving distance of SD 52.

Activities for SD 52 DFL Members and Friends 

Providing Hats Off to a Welcoming Mendota Heights Activist and His City

 Recently, SD 52 DFL member Robin Ehrlich worked with the Mendota Heights Police Chief and the City Council to create a proclamation that called Mendota Heights a “Welcoming City” for all people, including those from different countries. Congratulations to Robin and his city for these efforts!

Attending a Panel on Political and Daily-Life Accommodations for People with Disabilities, Tues., Sept. 26

SD 52 DFL will host a panel of persons with disabilities, who will comment on how political groups, like our own SD, as well as friends and families, might accommodate better their disabilities. The panel will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at approx. 7:45 pm. at Westview Park Apts., 245 Marie Ave., West St. Paul.

Participating in a Forum on Current Senior Issues in Dakota County, Sat., Oct. 14

 Come hear these great speakers at Inver Glen Library, Oct. 142-4 pm, and learn how to help local seniors and their supporters:  La Rhae Knatterrud, MN Dept. of Aging, on aging within your home, with state and county help; and Dave Van Hattum, DARTS, on specialized senior transportation. We are also finding a yet-unnamed speaker on universal, cost-controlled health care. Speakers will present, with ample follow-up question and answer time.