ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota DFL will be deciding all local party endorsements and resolutions with an online ballot instead of conventions.
The decision was made Monday night during an emergency meeting of the Party Executive Committee.
“In light of the recent guidance from the CDC and the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota DFL Party’s State Executive Committee made the decision to have the business of all of our conventions conducted by an online balloting system,” says Ken Martin, Chairman of the Minnesota DFL. “We understand the challenges this poses, but we believe this process preserves the power of grassroots activists to decide who our party supports and what our party stands for while simultaneously protecting the health and well-being of Minnesotans everywhere.”
No decision has been made regarding the DFL’s state convention.
“Each and every day, state and local governments, businesses, and community leaders across the country are being confronted with extremely difficult decisions on how to combat the spread of coronavirus,” says Martin. “The cancellation of DFL conventions in favor of an online balloting system was not an easy decision to come to, but it is imperative that we all step up and do our part to protect our communities. The Minnesota DFL is committed to being part of the solution to this public health crisis.”