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Calling all Minnesota Veterans and Military Families…..

The DFL Veterans Caucus needs you.

A caucus is only as good as its goals. With this in mind we would submit that the caucus has four fundamental goals that all efforts should support, namely,

1)  Endorsements: Putting our caucus behind worthy candidates is a vital use of the caucus,
2) Boots on the ground: Putting our caucus efforts behind worthy candidates is important,
3) Fundraising: Necessary to get the word out on support and to support efforts to build the caucus,
4) Legislative action: Necessary to work with our legislature and local community efforts to create and support efforts to support vets and mil families.

The DFL Veterans Caucus will be meeting on Dec. 2, 2017 at Zimmerman High School before the State Central Committee meeting. Look for more detailed information on our facebook page.

At this meeting we would ask all caucus members to consider volunteering to move forward one of these efforts. And speaking of those efforts, one definite fundraising need we are facing immediately is the up front cost of funding VAN access to connect with more veterans and military families around the state to include them in our efforts. The cost of that will be approximately $170 based on last year’s cost. To that end we would encourage all interested supporters to voluntarily contribute $10 if possible to this effort. You can pay your voluntary dues either in person at the meeting or online at https://www.dfl.org/veterans/donate/ We appreciate your support of the caucus and our efforts.

We are seeking to grow our caucus and our relevance to all corners of the state. There is much to gain by engaging veterans and military families in the legislative process and political action. Help us make this happen.

Cheryl Poling and Joel Heller
Chair and Vice Chair, DFL Veterans Caucus

The Veteran’s Caucus of the Minnesota DFL Party was established to address the concerns of the state’s 460,000 veterans. We are also interested in actionable policy issues affecting active duty military members, reservists, National Guard, family members and survivors. Veterans caucus membership is open to members of the Minnesota DFL Party. One does not need to be a veteran to be a member of the caucus.

If you would like to join the DFL Veterans Caucus, you can do so by clicking on the form below.

Veterans Caucus Membership form