Wednesday, May 5th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  

SD33 DFL Central Committee Meeting 

Meeting via Zoom.
It’s time to review what we need to do in 2021. How we can better support candidates and inform the citizenry  Look forward to a great conversation and catching up with everyone!
To Join Zoom Meeting    Meeting ID:  864 286 061    Password: 052034

Wednesday, May 19th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  

Democracy in Chains: What is Happening to our Democracy with Nancy MacLean

Sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers

MacLean documents a decades-long, sophisticated plan by the Radical Right to eliminate majority rule and install an oligarchy of the 1%. We have to understand what’s happening to be able to effectively counter these attacks on democracy. State Representative Rena Moran will introduce the program.

Investigative journalist Don Shelby and MN350 Executive Director Sam Grant will interview MacLean.

Sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers with cosponsors: Citizens for Global Solutions Minnesota, Clean Elections MN, Indivisible MN03, Plymouth Area Indivisible, Minnesota Peace Project, MN Move to Amend, Spotlight Team, and Women Against Military Madness  


A Message from the Chair of DFL SD33

In Senate District 33, we can be so proud and encouraged by the results achieved by our TREMENDOUS candidates and all the volunteers who supported the campaigns!   We are so thrilled that Rep Kelly Morrison will again be providing exceptional representation for our district and the people of Minnesota!  Caitlin Cahill ran a great campaign continuing to move us towards flipping 33A – flipping Maple Plain for the first time!  Gretchen Piper ramped up her Senate campaign in record time and turned in results 12% higher than any past campaign for senate – 46%!   She moved the A side significantly; an amazing accomplishment in our reddest precincts!  

I know you all join me in the pride we take in supporting these three exceptional leaders!  Kelly, Caitlin, and Gretchen took on the challenge of a campaign year like no other – the Covid pandemic required candidates to adopt strategies never asked of previous campaigns.  They led campaigns that put public safety first and they each lead with intelligence, integrity, compassion, and a clear display of shared values.   These are amazing individuals and we are so fortunate they are each willing to make the sacrifice to step into public service.  Thanks to their work, we have again moved this district forward and expanded our reach to our SD33 neighbors!   I am anxious to partner for our next steps.  

As everyone knows, our efforts don’t rest – we make progress even when it’s not a campaign year.  Please be on the lookout for a follow up message with ideas on how we can make sure we support Representative Morrison, hold our 33A/33 Senate elected accountable, and engage further in 2021 to prepare us for the next campaign!  

Let’s keep moving to BLUE together,
Cathy Olson

SD33 Key Actions for 2021

Support Rep Kelly Morrison

  • City Council Meeting – Watch and provide key issues summary
  • Local Paper Review – Highlight articles of interest: New businesses/individuals to recognize/Key local issues/Upcoming Events
  • Letters to Editor outlining legislation or key positions
  • Lit drop notices for Town Hall Meetings
  • Door-knock Summer of 2021 (if we are out of Covid19 pandemic controls)

Hold Jerry Hertaus/Dave Osmek Accountable

  • Watch the legislative session – Committees and Floor Votes
  • Record controversial votes – provide to others to contact them.
  • Letters to Editor outlining the impact of their positions/actions

Expand Network/Gain Knowledge of Precincts shifting Positive

  • Issues Door knocking summer of 2021 (if out of Covid19 pandemic)
  • Attend Community Events
  • Plan community engagement events

SD33 Fundraising/Strategy

  • Fundraising Letter – Jan – March
  • Expand Volunteer Base and Voter ID by Precinct
  • Prepare for 2022 Cycle: Work on Campaign Manager Bench 

Upcoming Events

June 2021: Save the Dates
SD33 Central Committee Meeting Virtual
June 2nd  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Watch for many other postings and events – check our Facebook page and this web site’s monthly calendar of events.  We attempt to let you know, ASAP, but there are many ‘spontaneous’ or ‘newly announced’ events that pop up fast; and that means our DFLSD33 facebook or the sponsor’s fb page is your best bet for up-to-the-minute event information.