Not discussing politics has led to a lack of understanding about politics. And while so many of us avoid talking about “politics” for fear of offending or being judged for our opinions, political parties and the media identify us, make assumptions and fuel campaigns without truly knowing us.
But we all know that when more of us are engaged, everyone’s better off and caucus is a place for engagement! It’s not perfect and doesn’t even work when theirs only one or two voices in the room, but it’s an important day in our election cycle. We all know what’s ahead, but caucus day is where we start the conversation. Here are the basics.
What is a caucus?
On February 25th, people across Minnesota will meet in school classrooms, community rooms, library’s, and city halls with the purpose of organizing for the advancement of their chosen political party, its candidates and activities. It’s here where we can have conversations with candidates who seek to represent us and have civil conversations about the difficult topics, we all face.
What can you expect?
In all honesty, some parts of the agenda can be a bit boring, but stick with it! You’ll elect precinct officers, recruit election judges and discuss the Party Platform and maybe even discuss some resolutions to it, but more importantly, this is where you have the opportunity to make real change by getting yourself elected as a citizen leader and becoming a delegate to your Senate District. Plus, becoming a delegate is the best way for you to support your favorite candidates moving forward and stand alongside them as they work through this election cycle!
How do I find my caucus location?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. – Margaret Mead