If you have time to help with setup and/or cleanup at the convention, or with various tasks during the convention, please contact the arrangements committee. They still need some volunteers.
Initial meetings of pre-convention committees will be Saturday 2/10, 10am. No RSVP necessary, just come if you are a member or alternate to one of the committees.
They will meet at SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, 345 Randolph Ave. Suite 100.
Directions: 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.
Initial meetings of all convention committees will be at Macalester College (1600 Grand Ave. Old Main Hall) this coming Saturday 2/8, 9:30am. Old Main is at the heart of the Macalester Campus. These committees are: Arrangements, Credentials, Nominations, Resolutions, and Rules & Constitution.
The Convention will take place at 12:30 on Sunday March 25 in the Central High School gymnasium, we invite campaign staff to arrive at 11:30am so that you may prepare. Candidates may also set up early on Saturday the 24th between 1 and 2pm.
Those running for office within Senate District/House District 64 will have 5 minutes to address the convention. All other incumbent DFL office holders, declared DFL candidates for public office, party dignitaries, and speakers on state ballot issues may speak at the discretion of the Convention Chair for one minute.
Any candidate or issue campaign may purchase a table for $30 and/or a room for $75.
Signs may be posted in two places only: your campaign’s specified section behind the stage and behind the campaign’s table (if purchased). You must bring your own blue tape to post signs. No stickers are allowed, though literature may be handed out from your table to willing recipients. Everything a candidate puts up must be taken down at the end of the convention; for each sign found, the candidate’s campaign will be charged $50.
From the convention rules:
12. The Arrangements Committee shall designate an equal portion of wall space behind the stage assigned by lot for the exclusive use of each campaign for DFL endorsement that requests such space from the Arrangements Committee. Campaigns may also post signs on their tables and in their hospitality rooms. These are the only places signs may be posted indoors. No stickers shall be worn, distributed, or posted. Campaign literature may only be placed on candidate tables or given directly to willing delegates. No moving demonstrations are permitted during balloting. There shall be no disruptive demonstrations in the galleries. Each delegation will be responsible for collecting materials and garbage. Whistles, air horns, bull horns, and strobe lights or other similar devices will not be allowed during the convention in the convention hall.
14. Except as noted in Rules 21 and 23, incumbent DFL office holders, declared DFL candidates for public office, other party dignitaries, and speakers on state ballot issues may address the convention at the discretion of the Convention Chair. Such visitors will be requested to limit their remarks to no more than one minute.
21. and 23. give House and Senate District 64 candidates 5 mins.
Please direct any questions to campaign liaison Molly Quinlan.
We look forward to seeing you at the convention!
SD64 DFL 2012 Convention Arrangements Committee
The Arrangements Committee will be meeting on Tuesday March 6 at 5:30pm in Central High School, Room 3415.
The committee will be working to finalize plans for the district convention.