Truth to Tell: The Caucuses Are Coming
January 21, 2008
Dwindling attendance and citizen disgust with the sometimes labyrinthine processes that make up the very cautious caucus agenda once spelled doom for Minnesota’s system for picking party nominees and hading down endorsements. But, since 2000, especially among DFLers, the disgust grew greater for the president and his administration, for the war and health care deficits that anger drove thousands more to these meetings in 2004 than at almost any time in history. Now, another important election looms. Will we see a repeat of 2004’s multi-candidate crowds at this year’s caucuses, anxious to install change in DC politics?
On Wednesday, January 23rd at 11am, Truth to Tell's Andy Driscoll and Lynnell Mickelsen will question caucus organizers and party and election officials on the legalities and politics that go into this ancient grassroots start to the candidate selection season for all partisans and the state’s electoral machinery.
TTT's ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN will question nonprofit organizers and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie on the legalities and politics that go into this ancient grassroots start to the candidate selection season for all partisans and the state’s electoral machinery.
GUESTS: MARK RITCHIE, MN Secretary of State; • SHARON SUDMAN, Steering Committee, Peace in the Precincts/Friends for a Nonviolent World; • MONICA MEYER, Policy Director, OutFront Minnesota/Human Rights Campaign; • DAVE BICKING, MN State Green Party spokesperson;
• SHAWN TOWLE, Checks&Balances electronic magazine • And YOU! CALL IN – 612-341-0980
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