Credentials Committee Notes from February Meetings

Notes from 7pm 2/28 SD64 DFL Credentials Committee

Attending: Kat, Ora, Russ, Eric (taking notes), Barb, Dan, and Ben on the phone.

Welcoming Barb and Ben from SD66.

Eric described some of the impact of redistricting. We have added all or part of four precincts from SD66 and lost parts of 1-1 and 1-2 to SD65. The MN DFL is supposed to get revised data to us any day now, but it is not here yet. The VAN is also frozen until this is done.

We checked the SD66 delegate lists to make sure we have signatures for each delegate. A number of problems were identified that the committee will follow up with once the VAN is at full strength.

We expect that a final list of delegates will be required by the rules committee by 3/12 so that they can meet their 3/15 mailing deadline for the official call.

As its first official act (now that redistricting is complete and we have all our members) the credentials committee elected Kat as chair, Eric as co-chair.

Credentials committee members decided to cancel the 3/4 meeting since the VAN is unlikely to allow edits much before then. Instead we will next meet on Thursday 3/8 at 7pm at Eric’s house and, if needed, on Sunday 3/11 at 2pm at Kat’s house.

Notes from 7pm 2/16 SD64 DFL Credentials Committee

Attending: Kat, Eric, Lou, Ora, Mike, Russ

This meeting consisted of cleanup and confirmation of the data entry done at our data party the previous Sunday. We split into teams to confirm that every delegate was on the delegate list for their precinct and had been signed in to the caucus or sent a proxy letter. A number of problems were noted, and Kat and Eric both took homework away from the meeting, committing to making phone calls to investigate a few issues.

No formal decisions can be made until after the redistricting announcement on 2/21, so notes were made on our lists and in the packets themselves.

Notes from 10am 2/11 SD64 DFL Credentials Committee

Attending: Kat, Eric, Ora, Stacy, Dan, Vince, Mike, Russ, John, Bruce, Al, Mary (very briefly)

Ora: 35% of Minnesota voters without computers. Concerned about issues that played out in Ward 3 last year.

Vince: Main mission is to get democrats elected in November.

Kat explains the timeline and what we can do. Before new district lines are drawn, we can investigate problems and clean lists. After lines are drawn we can vote on recommendations. At the convention our recommendations are accepted or not.

In addition, as we near the convention we will work closely with the arrangements committee to provide an efficient convention sign-in process. We will arrive early on 3/25, probably at 111am or so.

We will always take written notes, particularly due to the changes that may come because of redistricting. We will do our best to share our notes with districts who acquire some of our precincts.

The data party will be tomorrow, Sunday, 2/12, 1pm at SEIU. SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is at 345 Randolph Ave. Suite 100. Go to the intersection of Shepard Road and Randolph Ave. Follow Randolph off Shepard down towards the river. After passing the old power plant, turn left onto James Ave and then immediately turn right into the parking lot behind the sign that includes SEIU Healthcare Minnesota. Drive to the end of the parking lot for SEIU Healthcare Minnesota.