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platform-signs-rgb-11On February 6, 2018 Minnesotans will participate in precinct caucuses.

Aside from picking a political party’s candidates for upcoming elections, at caucuses you can bring resolutions about political topics that will be discussed and voted on. This is one way you can raise awareness about important issues with your neighbors, and make a political statement together.

This year MIRAC encourages people who attend a precinct caucus (for whatever political party) to bring copies of our resolution: Make Minnesota a Sanctuary State.

2018 Caucus Sanctuary ResolutionMIRAC doesn’t endorse political parties or candidates. But we think bringing a resolution to your party of preference to Make Minnesota a Sanctuary State can be a good way to raise awareness and support for defending our immigrant neighbors. We also hope to encourage more people to support the Sanctuary Platform campaign in Minneapolis and to spread the spirit of that to other cities and statewide.

Click here to view and print copies of our resolution (pdf).

Instructions for bringing the resolution to your precinct caucus

  1. Caucuses are February 6 at 7:00 p.m. Find out where your precinct caucus is here.
  2. Before you go, make up to 50 copies of the resolution.
  3. Show up a few minutes early and let the person in charge know that you have a resolution you would like on the agenda. Give them a copy of the resolution.
  4. When your resolution comes up on the agenda, hand out copies of the agenda to everyone and be prepared to say a few words about why you think it’s important for people to support it.
  5. If any of your neighbors express interest in learning more about or getting involved in the Sanctuary Platform campaign, get their name and contact info to follow up and invite them to get involved!
  6. Contact us at MIRACMN@gmail.com or on our facebook page after your caucus is over to let us know your precinct number, if the resolution passed there, and how it went. Was there interesting discussion? Did anyone propose amendments, and if so what were they? Did you meet people who are interested in getting involved in the campaign for Sanctuary Now? We want to publicize all the precincts that passed the resolution to show that there is broad support for making Minnesota a sanctuary state.
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