January 16, 2017

The Caucus System

An ORMN member’s reflections on the caucus system. Confusing? Not really. Important? Absolutely. Fun? Sure, and I recommend bringing a friend. On Tuesday Dec. 13, I showed up at the Solar Arts Building for the Our Revolution Minnesota (ORMN) hosted panel discussion called “Caucus 101: Why Caucus Matters” in hopes to better understand the caucus process and feel less intimidated. …

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September 28, 2016

The Revolution needs Ranked Choice Voting

By Austin Blanch When Bernie Sanders did not receive the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, many of us faced difficult emotions. Through that disappointment, we have come together on important issues and questions affecting our lives, despite differing allegiances. We can all agree that we need to change the way our politics work, while strengthening the voices of voters. That’s why …

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September 21, 2016

Vote Yes 4 Mpls Kids: Mpls referendum endorsed by Our Revolution MN

On Sunday, Our Revolution MN members decided to support the the Yes for MPLS Kids referendum. The referendum will be on the ballot on November 8, 2016. The Minneapolis Public Schools district is asking voters to renew the existing levy that is set to expire this year. It is a renewal of the existing levy that was approved by voters 8 …

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August 26, 2016

Mpls City Council member Cam Gordon on the $15 wage city charter amendment

Cam Gordon is one of only two city council members who voted in favor of allowing the democratic voting process on this important issue. In 2017 when city council is up for re-election, remember that Cam Gordon and Alondra Cano stood up for their constituents in support of $15 NOW. The text below is copied from Cam Gordon’s Facebook post. I …

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August 17, 2016

Q&A with MN State Senate SD 22 candidate Brian Abrahamson

Brian Abrahamson is running for MN State Senate in SD 22 against incumbent, Republican Bill Weber, who beat out Democrat Alan Oberloh 52.8%/47.2% in 2012. To get an understanding of the races this year, check out Ballotpedia. One interesting note is that candidates have routinely spent a larger amount of money to get elected into this district in State Senate than the …

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