Our Revolution MN Founding Convention

Dear Friends,

Over the past 3 years, the Bernie 2016 Run for President caught the hearts of so many progressives in the great state of Minnesota! However, this week has been demoralizing, heartbreaking, disappointing, and eye-opening. It would be comfortable, for some, to just throw their hands up. But as Bernie says, “It is better to SHOW UP than to GIVE UP.”

We are writing to ask you to participate in taking our rag-tag organization to its next stage. Please join us and help elect our first board, get first-hand accounts on ORMN folks who are already running progressive races, and join in statewide fellowship.

MEMBERSHIP

It’s really easy to become a member. Just follow the link below. Once you become an active member (no dues required but for some a $27 donation might hit the spot) you will have access to vote in our elections, provide input on local elections and much more. Registration to vote for the convention will be open until September 9, 2017. Members who register after this date will not be eligible to vote at the convention but are still encouraged to attend.

REMOTE VOTING

The Our Revolution MN founding convention is on September 16th in Alexandria, MN but for many travelling to the convention will be challenging, which is why we will have remote voting options. More information will be released on that as it gets closer to the election.

BYLAWS AND CODE OF ETHICS

The acting board worked to create bylaws that left enough flexibility for the first elected board to really put their stamp on the vision and direction of the organization. You may have strong opinions or suggestions for the bylaws, the vision, the structure, etc. The first elected board will be responsible for implementing and reviewing those suggestions. So, please jot them down and share them with the new board! (If you have a lot of suggestions, PLEASE consider running. We need your ideas.) We will have one more amendment to the bylaws prior to our convention to allow members to register to vote until September 9th 2017. Please disregard any language that may indicate otherwise. We will have registration open until September 9th, 2017.

CANDIDATES FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

You will have a filing deadline of September 2nd to fill out and submit your candidate questionnaire in order to give us enough time to get it up and ready on our site. Each candidate will be given time at the on-site convention for a brief statement. The planning committee will be in touch with you if you register as a candidate.

AGENDA

We hope to see you on Sept 16th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at the AAAA Theater, 618 Broadway Street in beautiful Alexandria MN! Registration begins @ 9 a.m. Our committee is still finalizing details for breakout sessions, so please watch your email and our website for a finalized agenda for the day.

On behalf of the planning committee, we are so grateful for the local Alexandria ORMN Chapter for all their hard work in supporting the convention and we welcome your feed-back, input and support!

To join this incedible event, follow the link! https://goo.gl/KZ1a8X