Stonewall DFL works to foster participation and leadership of LGBTQ people in the DFL Party and elect LGBTQ people and allies to public and party office.

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Stonewall DFL will be at nearly every Pride celebration in 2019. Check out the full calendar and sign up to volunteer!

Become a Stonewall DFL Member!

Stonewall DFL members have voting privileges at all membership meetings and committee meetings; this includes voting for candidate endorsements.

The entire membership generally meets once or twice a year, electing the board of directors which meets monthly. Members are encouraged to be active with our six standing committees which meet with varying schedules. All meetings are public and guests are welcome.

Our next General Membership Meeting is on Sunday, July 28 at 2pm at Hamline University - Giddens Learning Center Room 100E (1556 Hewitt Ave, St Paul, MN 55104). Agenda to be announced.

Stonewall DFL is a community caucus of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

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Outreach & Inclusion is Our Mission

Stonewall DFL represents the DFL in the LGBTQ community and represents the LGBTQ community in the DFL.

As the official LGBTQ outreach arm of the DFL, we participate in Pride and other events in every corner of the state – educating and registering voters, promoting our endorsed candidates, and creating a pipeline for LGBTQ people to get involved in the DFL Party.

We remind the Party of – and help it fulfill – its obligations of outreach and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.

Electing Champions for our Community

Stonewall DFL works for a safe and equitable Minnesota by endorsing and electing LGBTQ and allied candidates for public office in and in the Minnesota DFL Party. Our endorsements are important to many Minnesotans who seek our advice choosing candidates that will champion issues impacting the LGBTQ community.

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2 days ago

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At 7:20 a.m. Monday morning, July 15, 2019, MIRAC members got notice that ICE was outside a home around 42nd and Portland Ave. S., Minneapolis. Three of us arrived there within minutes to witness two unmarked all-black SUVs and 1 pickup stopped in the far left lane blocking traffic surrounding a car.

We were too late. This person was most likely following the ‘know your rights’ advice that has been given to the community and did not open his car door. The ICE officers then proceeded to bust out the back window of his car to reach in, unlock the doors and drag this man to the ground.

An observer was across the street, yelling over two lanes of traffic, telling ICE that she wanted to see the warrant. The ICE officer moved his hand over his holster and told her not to dare to cross the street or move any closer to them. At one point the man told the ICE officers to please give his car keys to the observer and ICE told her that if she wanted to see any paperwork to meet them at their “office”.

After ICE left, we talked to a neighbor who witnessed the entire incident. He was very distraught and kept repeating himself, “So this is really happening…” We then took pictures of the damaged window on the car of the man who had been detained. You can see how all the glass fell into the car filling his child’s car seat. He left his work bag in the front seat and his coffee mug in the holder still steaming with hot coffee.

The widely reported ICE raids that President Trump has promised are reported to be targeting 2,000 families with existing removal orders. It is also being reported that there will likely be collateral arrests of individuals in proximity of targeted individuals.

What we witnessed in Minneapolis this morning may or may not have been part of a broader ICE operation. Minneapolis was not on the list of cities that were supposed to be targeted. But this is an important reminder that ICE takes people away every day in our communities, not just when the president publicly announces it. And it’s an important reminder that everyone should know their rights, and everyone has the right to not say or sign anything before talking to a lawyer.

TAKE ACTION:

1. Share ‘know your rights' information on social media and in your neighborhood and with people you know. Here is good information in multiple languages: bit.ly/conocetusderechosndlon

2. Consult this guide before posting about ICE operations on social media to avoid spreading unclear or false information: www.facebook.com/miracmn/photos/a.569630996383780/2716313601715498/?type=3&theater

3. Contact local mayors and police chiefs to ask them to reiterate their commitment to refuse to participate or in any way coordinate with ICE operations, and ask that they immediately inform the public if they receive notification that ICE operations will be carried out in their jurisdiction.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
612-673-2100
Twitter: @Jacob_Frey

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo
Phone: 612-673-2735
Twitter: @MinneapolisPD
Email: policepio@minneapolismn.gov

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson
Phone: 612-348-3744
Twitter: @HennepinSheriff
Email: Sheriff@hennepin.us

Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter
651-266-8510
Twitter: @mayorcarter_

Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell
Phone: 651-266-5588
Twitter: @ToddAxtell
Email: Todd.D.Axtell@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher
Phone: 651-266-9333
Twitter: @RamseySheriff
bob.fletcher@co.ramsey.mn.us
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7 days ago

Stonewall DFL

Stonewall DFL Endorses Dai Thao for St. Paul City Council Ward 1

"Dai Thao embodies the spirit of public service. He is deeply committed to his constituents to ensure we are equitably reinvesting in our neighborhoods,” said Samuel Doten, Stonewall DFL caucus chair. “Dai has been a longtime advocate for LGBTQ issues within the Hmong American community, such as his leadership against the proposed 2012 marriage amendment and his advocacy for LGBTQ youth.”

Dai Thao is the incumbent councilmember for Ward 1. He was elected in 2013 in a special election with Stonewall DFL’s endorsement, and was re-elected in 2015 again with the caucus’ endorsement. Thao earned the DFL Party’s endorsement for re-election in 2019. St. Paul’s 1st Ward includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Frogtown/Thomas-Dale, Summit-University, Union Park, Lexington-Hamline, Midway, and the North End. Ward 1 also encompasses much of the historic Rondo neighborhood.

“I am honored and proud to have the endorsement of Stonewall DFL. The strong advocacy work of Stonewall not only benefits the LGBTQ community, but all communities experiencing hate and structural oppression in Minnesota. I am excited and working hard to win re-election so we can have a place at the table,” said Thao.

Endorsed candidates meet or exceed Stonewall DFL’s screening criteria as set forth by its Political Support Committee and affirmed by at least 60 percent of the Stonewall DFL Board of Directors.

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3 weeks ago

Stonewall DFL

Thanks, Mayor Carter!I do hereby proclaim Friday, June 28, 2019 to be Stonewall Uprising 50th Anniversary Day in the City of Saint Paul - Government. #Stonewall50 #STPpride #CelebrateSaintPaul ...

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3 weeks ago

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Do you have pictures from the Stonewall 50th Anniversary event last night you want to share? Send them to us here on Facebook or email to sdoten50@gmail.com ...

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3 weeks ago

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That’s a wrap! Thanks everyone for a fantastic evening!

(Photo by Anna Min taken on iPhone)
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Stonewall DFL has a general membership meeting on Sunday, July 28 at Hamline University. Agenda items include approving changes to constitution, electing officers and board members, and local endorsements.

Ensure your dues are up to date by Sun, July 21!

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Half of our Delegation is on its way to the Young Democrats of America Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana! Young people are ready.

Thanks to DFL Party Chair Ken Martin for seeing us off! #mydflboard https://t.co/0aPHzSr35f
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This president would love nothing more than to divide our country based on race, religion, gender, orientation, ability, or immigration status. This is the only way he thinks he can prevent the solidarity of working people.

We’re not falling for it. https://t.co/ZZetxWlmSk
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This FRIDAY! Get tix today at https://t.co/liS54kjQGj https://t.co/Ibgylitw5M
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Join us to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots at the MN History Center w @AngieCraigMN and Andrea Jenkins on Fri, June 28. More info & tickets: https://t.co/liS54kjQGj https://t.co/fKnpJ9jpM3

#HappyPride2019 a day spent remembering why and how, and that we’ve got so much more to do. Thank you @StonewallDFL and I look forward to the continued work we have. PS: awesome job on the float! https://t.co/0isg1e1pke StonewallDFL photo

Today's updated story: St. Paul council member asks for 'compassion' after past anti-gay comments https://t.co/FuO4GJazat