CAUCUS FOR JEREMY!
This year, the DFL caucus will be held virtually on April 27, 2021, but nominations for delegates will happen throughout the month of April. You can sign up starting April 1. The caucus is the first step in earning the DFL nomination for City Council. Your support at this step in the process is essential and will make a big difference!
Sign up here to let Jeremy know you plan to caucus for him on April 27th!
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm new to this. What is a caucus?
Across Minneapolis, the DFL holds caucuses and conventions to endorse candidates and set priorities for the party. Participants will support Jeremy and discuss Ward 11 issues at a caucus on the evening of April 27. Mark your calendar! The caucus itself is filled with lively discussion, and provides a great opportunity for you and your neighbors to influence the local election and speak about what matters to you.
Check out the Minneapolis DFL website for more information on the caucus process, how to sign up, and the detailed timeline.
Where is the caucus? What time will it be at?
DFL caucuses for all Ward 11 precincts will be virtual this year and held on April 27th. One difference is that you can sign up to be a delegate without attending the caucus. If you can't attend the caucus, but you would like to be a delegate for Ward 11, you can sign up online starting April 1.
Does the caucus decide anything?
Usually at the caucus, you have the opportunity to volunteer to be a delegate to the Ward 11 convention. This year, there will still be a Ward 11 convention on Sunday, June 6, but most importantly, as a delegate you will be able to vote for Jeremy to receive the DFL endorsement . The vote for the endorsement will happen If more people volunteer to be delegates than there is space, then there’s a conversation about who goes. Don’t worry if it’s your first time caucusing, we will be there to help you through it.
Can I caucus for Jeremy?
Sure, if you live in Ward 11 and you’ll be 18 or older on Election Day (Nov. 2, 2021). You can check here to find out if you live in the ward.
Why does Jeremy need me to help?
The caucus represents the first major milestone in Jeremy’s campaign. Your support throughout the process will help him secure the DFL endorsement in early June, putting him in the best position to continue to represent you on the Minneapolis City Council. Your participation in the democratic process really matters — especially at this critical point. You will have a direct impact on making sure Jeremy can advocate for you at City Hall.
How much of a commitment is this for me?
At a minimum, all you have to do is be involved around the time of the caucus to vote to make sure that fellow supporters of Jeremy are able to be delegates. If you want to go a step further and volunteer yourself to be a delegate — which would be the biggest help to the campaign — you’ll also want to block off a little bit of time on Sunday, June 6th for the Ward 11 convention. If you’d like to help Jeremy’s campaign in other ways, definitely let us know. We’d be happy to have you on board!
Can I bring friends and family to caucus too?
You bet, as long as they also live in Ward 11 and will be at least 18 years old on Election Day — that means 17-year-olds with birthdays on or before Nov. 7 can also join the fun. The more, the merrier!
How do I know Jeremy is the right choice for me?
Jeremy is committed to tirelessly represent the residents and businesses of Ward 11 on all fronts. A long career in policy leaves him well-equipped to bridge divides at City Hall and make real progress on key issues. You can find more information on his priorities here. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates and to find the events he’s hosting around the neighborhood. You can also reach out to Jeremy directly by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He'll get back to you right away!