The anniversary of the January 6th attack on our nation’s Capitol reminded us that our democracy is fragile and the rules of our elections matter more than ever. To build a more inclusive, diverse, responsive, and less polarizing democracy, we need to empower voters with more choice and more voice, and ensure winning candidates are supported by and responsive to a majority of voters.
The recent elections in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Minnetonka, and St. Louis Park — and more than 30 cities across the country — have shown that Ranked Choice Voting does just this. And now voters across the state want to bring this commonsense reform statewide; it’s a small change to the ballot but one that has the powerful potential to transform our politics for the better.
In order to pass RCV statewide, we need to elect democracy champions who will make Ranked Choice Voting a top priority once they take office. Our opportunity to elect democracy champions in November starts at caucuses on Feb. 1.
Can we count on you to be there?
Where to find my caucus
Here’s information from three of the major parties we found about caucusing:
DFL: DFL caucusers caucus online if you can’t be there in person. The MN DFL is allowing in person and/or online caucusing this year to accommodate the COVID situation. See rules here. And find your precinct caucus here.
GOP: The caucus information for the GOP can be found here. No news yet about online caucuses for GOP caucusers.
What to expect at caucus
Caucuses are the first step of getting involved in helping elect pro-RCV candidates this year. At caucuses, you’ll be able to:
1. Submit a resolution in favor of RCV. Click here to download the resolution for the DFL caucus and here to download if you’re caucusing with another party and take the resolution to your caucus or send it in online. For the DFL, all resolutions submitted will advance to the next step in the process.
2. Volunteer to become a delegate to your Senate District convention this spring (from there, you can vie to become a delegate to the state convention in June). This is a very important step. We need RCV advocates to continue all the way through the process and help make RVC a priority issue in the party endorsement process!
Don’t worry if you’ve never caucused before. We’ll be sure you’re trained and ready to go! You just need to sign up now, and we’ll be in touch with all the details.
THANK YOU for taking this very important step to help us win RCV in Minnesota. The future of our democracy depends on volunteers like you.
Your FairVote MN team