Want to help Tina win the DFL endorsement for Governor? Here's how.
The DFL candidate for governor will be endorsed at the DFL state convention June 2, 2018. Only delegates (and alternates who are filling in for delegates) can vote to endorse a candidate. Getting to be a delegate (or alternate) is not hard, but you have to participate in several steps. IF YOU WANT TINA TO BE THE ENDORSED DFL CANDIDATE, HERE IS WHAT TO DO.
1. Go to your DFL precinct caucus on the evening of Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Bring your friends to help support Tina. Precinct caucuses are held all over the state close to your home. Find your location here: http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
2. There will be a preference ballot for governor at the caucus. Vote for Tina and ask your friends to vote for Tina! This ballot is non-binding, but if Tina does well it will build momentum.
3. Run to be a delegate to your organizing unit convention. In much of the state there will be more delegate slots than people who want them, so getting elected might be as simple as putting in your name. (In much of greater Minnesota the organizing unit convention will be a County Convention. In the Twin Cities metro area and parts of greater Minnesota the organizing unit convention will be a Senate District Convention).
4. Go to your organizing convention (County or Senate District, depending on where you live) At the convention there will be an election for delegates to the Congressional District convention and the State Convention. Run to be a Liebling for Governor delegate to the state (and Congressional District) convention or join a Liebling for Governor walking subcaucus.*
5. If elected a delegate or alternate, attend the DFL state convention June 1-3, 2018 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester and VOTE TO ENDORSE TINA LIEBLING FOR GOVERNOR.
* There are two ways elections at organizing conventions may be organized. Some use a procedure called “walking subcaucuses.” In a walking subcaucus, participants physically gather in groups expressing different candidate and issue preferences. The number/proportion of people in each group determines how many delegates the group can elect to carry the group’s position. Groups can combine with other groups to elect certain delegates or insure that certain positions are carried forward.