DFL Platform & Action Agenda

Ever wondered if there were some guiding principles for the Democractic- Farmer- Labor party?  There are and they are beautiful! This document is part of the platform, known as the Ongoing Platform. These statements embody the beliefs and principles of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, and consist of statements of support or opposition with regard to particular policies. Each of these items has received at least a 60% affirmative vote at a State Convention of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The categories are arranged alphabetically, and the ordering of the points does not reflect rank or priority.

Attendees at DFL precinct caucuses begin the process of building the Action Agenda by introducing resolutions at the biennial precinct caucuses. Each of the items in the Action Agenda has received a minimum 60% affirmative vote at a DFL State Convention. The State Convention may approve up to 100 items to include in the Action Agenda. If more than 100 items receive the required 60% approval, the 100 items that received the most votes are included in the Action Agenda.

Ongoing Platform Sample

Agriculture

The family farm is the keystone of our society and must be preserved. 

Natural Resources & Development

We believe in leaving the world in better condition than we found it. 

Civil, Human & Constitutional rights

We recognize that when the rights of any citizen are threatened, the rights of all are endangered. We therefore pledge to preserve our constitutional and civil rights. 

Education

We believe a vigorous and universally available system of public education is basic to a productive, democratic society. 

government accountability to the public

We pledge to ensure the political rights of all citizens through fair elections and responsible government. 

Energy

We believe in safe, sustainable and secure energy sources that offer coming generations access to fuels and power.