BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Rural Caucus Boots On The Ground

The DFL Rural Caucus is giving "boots on the ground" support to our endorsed candidates to reach voters and urge them to support DFL candidates up and down the ballot. Here's a list of the phone banking and canvassing opportunities confirmed with campaigns for the Rural Caucus. I hope you can sign up for AT LEAST ONE (1) canvass or phone bank over the next 7 weeks. Help us deliver DFL values in rural Minnesota!

If you are canvassing, please wear comfortable walking shoes, clothing, and bring a water bottle. We'll do a brief orientation before hitting the doors, and lists, lit, and script will be provided. If you prefer using your phone, this can be done through the Mini VAN, which will be set up when you arrive. Those who are phone banking need a phone, computer, and internet connection.

Monday, September 19, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, phone banking for Grant Hauschild, SD 3, Hermantown, https://grantformn.com/ and Rob Ecklund, HD 3A International Falls https://www.robecklund.com/ These races are very winnable and our help is needed to reach voters in this sprawling district. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/grantformn/event/500238/

Tuesday, September 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, phone banking for Dan Wilson, SD 24, Winona https://www.danwilsonforsenate.com/ running against current (not for long) Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller. Sign up here.

Tuesday, October 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm phone banking in New Ulm (location to be arranged, calls can also be made from home) for: CD 1 candidate Jeff Ettinger https://www.ettingerforcongress.com/ HD 15B candidate Tom Kuster https://www.tom4rep.net/ SD 15 candidate Anita Gaul https://www.anitayourvote.com/

The DFL Caucus is partnering with the DFL Environmental Caucus to help elect the following four candidates who have been endorsed by both of our caucuses:

* Aleta Borrud, Rochester, SD 24, an environmental and health care champion, is running against an incumbent. https://www.aleta4mnsenate.com/

* Jeff Brand, St. Peter, HD 18A, is running to recapture the legislative seat he held in 2019 and 2020. He's a strong, effective voice for sustainable agriculture, climate change, and for rural communities. https://www.brandforhouse.org/

* Kristi Pursell, Northfield, HD 58A https://www.kristipursell.com/ and her running mate Clarice Grabau, Northfield, SD 58 https://www.claricegrabau.com/ are a dynamic duo who will be powerful voices for education, conservation, and family farm agriculture.

Can YOU help put these stellar candidates over the top?

A goal of five (5) volunteers for each of these voter contact opportunities is within our reach! If you are a Rural Caucus director or member, and have not yet signed up to call or canvass in support of our endorsed candidates, please consider doing so. Volunteers will be plugged in to the respective campaign(s), using the candidates' script, voter contact list, and lit.

Saturday, September 24, 12:00noon - 4:00pm door knock for Kristi Pursell, HD 58A, and Clarice Grabau, SD 58, in New Prague. Meet at Caribou, 200 Alton Ave, New Prague.

Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/minnesotahousedfl/event/490445/.

Wednesday, September 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Rural Voter calling for Aleta Borrud, SD 24. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/aleta4mnsenate/event/508744/.

Saturday, October 1, 10:00am - 1:00pm canvassing for Jeff Brand, HD 18A, North Mankato. Meet at DFL Office North Mankato. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/minnesotahousedfl/event/503225/.

Sunday, October 16 1pm - 4pm canvassing for Aleta Borrud, Rochester. Meeting place to be arranged for those who register. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/aletta 4m senate/event/508742/

Theresa Keaveny, Chair

DFL Rural Caucus

507.766.9159