2019 Annual Meeting

Our annual membership meeting will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Macalester College

The annual membership meeting is a great opportunity to get involved with Stonewall DFL:

  • Meet candidates running in 2019 and 2020
  • Elect new officers & board of directors
  • Consider endorsements for public and DFL party office
  • Presentation of the 2019 Allan Spear Award
  • And more!

The Annual Meeting is open to the public, and guests are welcome. Voting is limited to members in good standing.
Renew your dues on or before Wednesday, January 2, 2019 here.

If you're interested in running for an officer or director position, you are encouraged to screen with the Nominations Committee for recommendation. Contact Del Jenkins for more information, deljenkins@yahoo.com. You may also be nominated at the meeting.

Candidates and elected officials, please contact Erica Mauter at elmauter@gmail.com to be added to the agenda.

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.

A Community Caucus of the Minnesota DFL

Stonewall DFL is a community caucus of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. As a membership-based organization, members vote to elect our officers, endorse candidates, and shape the future of our movement. Founded in 1980, we were the first constituency caucus of the DFL and we continue to be a powerful channel to impact the DFL Party.

Advocating for LGBTQ Equity

Our organization sits at the nexus of Democratic elected officials and the LGBTQ community. By developing deep relationships with candidates and officeholders, we shape the public conversation and hold officials accountable to an inclusive, intersectional vision for LGBTQ equity.

Are you ready for the next election?

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.

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3 days ago

Stonewall DFL

Support for Adi keeps growing!I want to take a moment to say thank you to all the DFLers who’ve taken the time to educate me over the past three months. From knocking doors together for Stu Lourey to the IBEW Hall in Rochester, we’ve had a lot of conversations and I’ve learned so much about what party units and leaders across Minnesota are looking for in their next DFL Secretary. I’m excited to continue these conversations over the coming weeks and, if elected, I’ll work hard to facilitate more discussions like these across the party.

With the Business Conference less than two weeks away, I wanted to give you all an update on my campaign. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of DFLers across the state, and we’ve built a coalition of elected officials, party leaders, and activists who are ready to invest in a stronger, more inclusive party. Here are just a few of the folks who are joining me in that endeavor, with more names coming soon!
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4 days ago

Stonewall DFL

We’re calling DFL State Central Committee members in support of Adi Penugonda for DFL Secretary! ...

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2 weeks ago

Stonewall DFL

Stonewall DFL has endorsed Ken Martin and Marge Hoffa for DFL Chair and Vice Chair alongside the DFL Senior Caucus and Minnesota Young DFL (MYDFL).I have deeply appreciated the partnership through the years with the DFL Constituency Caucuses and am honored to be endorsed for another term as Chairman of the Minnesota DFL by three of our largest and most active caucuses - Stonewall DFL, MYDFL, and the DFL Senior Caucus. Thanks for your support and for all that you do on behalf of our great DFL Party!

STONEWALL DFL

"Minnesota's Stonewall DFL is pleased to announce the endorsement of Ken Martin for DFL Chair and Marge Hoffa for DFL Vice-Chair for the upcoming party leadership term.

Since they were first elected, both Ken and Marge have shown strong support for Stonewall DFL and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) equality within the party and the state as a whole. Ken Martin was a founding member of the Minnesotans United Campaign that helped defeat the discriminatory constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Both Ken and Marge are recipients of the Allan Spear Award, recognition they earned for significant efforts around outreach and inclusion. Because of their efforts, Stonewall DFL has been able to identify and support LGBTQ candidates and allies throughout the state of Minnesota by providing critical resources in key races and geographies.

This year we elected Angie Craig, the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from Minnesota, and Hunter Cantrell to the Minnesota House. Ken’s and Marge’s steadfast allyship, ability to fundraise, and focus on building the DFL Party infrastructure proved crucial in electing both of these great lawmakers.

While we’ve made progress, we must keep pushing for full LGBTQ equality. Cuts to HIV/AIDS research funding at the federal level and the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold President Trump’s ban on transgender military service prove there is still a significant threat to our community. Ken and Marge’s leadership is essential to pushing back against this threat as a state that values LGBTQ equality. We stand with them today because they have stood with us. We ask you to do the same and to support Ken Martin for DFL Chair and Marge Hoffa for DFL Vice-Chair."

MYDFL

"The Minnesota Young DFL (MYDFL) is proud to endorse Ken Martin and Marge Hoffa for re-election as DFL Chair and Vice Chair!

For the past eight years, Ken and Marge have been dedicated themselves to electing DFL-ers up and down the ballot, all across Minnesota. Together they have championed the leadership of young people all over the state. Under their leadership, the DFL had huge wins across the state, securing the progressive future of Minnesota for years to come. We look forward to partnering with them to take back both the US and State Senate, maintain US and State House majorities, and of course, elect a Democrat President in 2020.

Join us in supporting Ken and Marge at the DFL Business Conference on March 2nd!"

DFL SENIOR CAUCUS

"The Minnesota DFL Senior Caucus is proud to have been the first Community Caucus to endorse Ken Martin and Marge Hoffa for Chair and Vice Chair of the Minnesota DFL Party.

For the last eight years the DFL has grown to be one of the best run state parties in the nation under the leadership of Ken and Marge. Many of our members are very aware of the dire situation our party was in before Ken and Marge were first elected, and have seen the immense progress they have made to build our party.

In Ken and Marge’s first year, their team erased the $725,000 in debt that our party had akrewed. The change they brought to our party has put us in a far greater financial and organizational position than before and they deserve another term as DFL Party leadership.

Both Ken and Marge have done wonders for our party. We’re very confident that the consistent leadership of Ken and Marge will continue to bring prosperity to our party, and we urge you to support them in their reelection."
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2 weeks ago

Stonewall DFL

Stonewall DFL endorses Ken Martin for DFL Chair, Marge Hoffa for DFL Vice Chair

Stonewall DFL, the LGBTQ Caucus of the Minnesota DFL Party, is pleased to announce the endorsement of Ken Martin for DFL Chair and Marge Hoffa for DFL Vice Chair for the upcoming party leadership term.

From the earliest days of their work in politics, both Ken and Marge have been vigorous supporters of Stonewall DFL and achieving equality within the party and across the state for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Minnesotans. Ken Martin was a founding member of the Minnesotans United campaign that helped defeat the discriminatory constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in 2012.

Both Ken and Marge are recipients of the Allan Spear Award, an award by Stonewall DFL that recognizes significant efforts around outreach and inclusion (Ken was recognized in 2013 and Marge in 2015). Their initiative has been crucial to fulfilling Stonewall DFL’s mission to identify and support candidates and allies in key races and geographies.

This year we elected Congresswoman Angie Craig, the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from Minnesota, and Rep. Hunter Cantrell was elected to the Minnesota House. Ken and Marge’s steadfast allyship, ability to fundraise, and focus on building the DFL Party infrastructure were crucial in electing Craig and Cantrell, along with winning a pro-LGBTQ majority in the Minnesota House.

We must keep pushing for full LGBTQ equality. Cuts to HIV/AIDS research funding at the federal level and the recent Supreme Court decision to allow President Trump’s ban on transgender military service to go into effect underscore the urgency of threats to our community. Ken and Marge’s leadership is invaluable to pushing back against these threats. We endorse their candidacies because they have stood with us from the beginning. We ask you to do the same and to support Ken Martin for DFL Chair and Marge Hoffa for DFL Vice Chair.

Samuel Doten, Chair
Stonewall DFL Caucus
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3 weeks ago

Stonewall DFL

Stonewall DFL is pleased to announce its endorsement of Adi Penugonda for DFL Secretary for the upcoming leadership term.

Adi Penugonda is a leader in his union (AFSCME 3800), an environmental justice policy researcher, and a DFL State Director and member of the State Central Committee. He is running to demystify the party and make becoming a DFLer easier. Adi will work to uphold not just the letter of our party rules, but also the principles we aspire to fulfill when designing these rules - accessibility, equity, transparency, institutional memory, and open deliberation.

One of Stonewall DFL’s major initiatives in 2019 will be assisting local party units in implementing updated gender balance rules passed by the Democratic National Committee in August 2018, so that every DFL unit has the information and support they need to embrace this policy with confidence. Adi will be a key partner in developing resources and conducting this necessary outreach work.

Adi’s reliability and indomitable work ethic make him perfectly suited to be the DFL’s next secretary, and his growth-minded attitude heralds a bright future for the DFL. He will join a growing cohort of LGBTQ people serving at the highest levels of our party. We endorse Adi’s candidacy because of his deep commitment to elevating the leadership of young people, LGBTQ people, and people of color who are new to the party. We ask you to do the same and to support Adi Penugonda for DFL Secretary

Samuel Doten
Chair, Stonewall DFL Caucus

I'm grateful to be endorsed by Stonewall DFL, the caucus where I got my start in the party. Stonewall DFL has a long record of pushing the party to be more inclusive, welcoming and representative. As DFL Secretary, I hope to continue that tradition and break down the barriers that keep new folks from participating in our party's process.

Adi Penugonda
Candidate for DFL Secretary
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Jussie is my friend - a very talented & beautiful human being. It is so hurtful that homophobic haters would dare hurt someone so loving and giving. I'm dedicated to finding the culprits and bringing them to justice. Jussie did not deserve to be harmed by anyone!

Stonewall DFL has endorsed Adi Penugonda @4LetterAdi for @MinnesotaDFL Secretary for the upcoming leadership term.

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Our 2019 Annual Meeting is Saturday, January 12 @Macalester College! On the agenda:
• Elect new board and officers
• Meet candidates and elected officials
• Consider endorsements for office
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