Category Archives: DFL

August – September Senior Caucus News is available

August – September Senior Caucus News is available

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In this Issue

Read the articles and photos of Senior Caucus members and friends at the recent Minnesota State Fair visiting with Governor Dayton, the Pine County Fair and the annual picnic in Golden Valley.

Read the article on Obamacare and MNsure if you have questions about the health care reforms about to go into effect on January 1, 2014

Not sure on what to do with your unused prescription medications?  Read Julianne Johnston’s suggestions regarding their proper disposal.

Read the summary of 2013 legislative actions affecting and of interest to seniors in the new Capitol Corner feature.

Mark your calendar for upcoming Senior Caucus events including the annual gala on November 17.

Norm Hanson, editor


Georgiana Ruzich Receives Jackie Stevenson Award

Georgiana Ruzich, Senior Caucus Director, long-time DFL and CD 3 activist, received the inaugural Jackie Stevenson Award at a May 19 dinner honoring Jackie Stevenson who died on April 22, 2912. (Jackie Stevenson story)

This award is given to an individual who is the consummate volunteer; is active in many activities; comes up with ideas; and involves and engages others. Someone who is always there and always willing. Continue reading

North Metro Senior Caucus Luncheon – Tuesday, May 14, 11:30 am

The third North Metro Senor Caucus Luncheon will be held at a new location and will have Dwayne King and Earl Bower talk about forming a North Metro Senior Caucus Chapter. Open invitation to all. See details below: Continue reading

Frac Mining in Minnesota – a health, environment, jobs issue

Some issues are not just senior issues or DFL issues, but are “everybody” issues; for this generation and those to follow. A video trailer for the documentary The Price of Sand gives a glance into impending open-pit industrial silica sand mining – Frac mining – planned for parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Price of Sand covers this issue in a personal and graphic depiction of what Frac mining means to people.

The You Tube video,, is shared below for your convenience.

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Senior Caucus/CD 2 Day on the Hill

From the DFL Dispatch, April 19, 2013

Senior DFL Caucus and Congressional District 2 kick off successful joint ‘Day on the Hill’ – April 17

Day on the hill Last year, the Senior DFL Caucus held its first “Day on the Hill.” In planning their second event for April 17, the Caucus hoped to increase the number of event participants.

At the same time, the Congressional District (CD) 2 DFL was having conversations about hosting a “Day on the Hill.” Roger Gehrke, of Eagan, a member of both organizations recommended the two groups combine their events and a tradition was born. Continue reading

Inaugural Jackie Stevenson Dinner – Sunday May 19

Jackie Stevenson, long time DFL activist, ten-year member of the Democratic National Committee, a founding member of the DFL Senior Caucus, and recipient of the Hubert H. Humphrey Award in 2011, died about one year ago on April 22. Click here for earlier post 

Congressional District 3 is sponsoring an inaugural dinner to honor Jackie on Sunday, May 19. Continue reading

Turn On The Off Year

Turn On The Off Year!

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If you haven’t heard, “Turn On The Off Year” is a simple ten point organizing plan intended to build a foundation throughout the state which will help party units as they head into the 2014 elections. It is a program designed to focus volunteer energy on building a strong, effective infrastructure. Continue reading

Guide for Minneapolis Municipal Precinct/Ward Caucuses on April 16

The Minneapolis DFL will be holding precinct caucuses at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 16th, 2013 for the purpose of electing delegates to consider endorsement of candidates seeking election to Minneapolis Municipal Office or Park Board in 2013. To find your caucus location go to

The Senior Caucus has interviewed candidates to find where they stand on issues important to Minneapolis seniors. The results are discussed in the following guide. Continue reading

How far have we come on this journey with our President?


Take time to remember…

From the Academy Award winning director of An Inconvenient Truth:The Road We’ve Traveled

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Rep. Clark Johnson (N. Mankato) brings DFL House Caucus to 73

Representative Erin Murphy, House Majority Leader posted This afternoon:73 Membe4 StrongEarlier today Clark Johnson (DFL-North Mankato) was sworn in as the newest member of the Minnesota House of Representatives.  That means the DFL House Caucus is 73 members strong again – and it’s thanks in large part to supporters like you.It’s this same grassroots support that Continue reading