We produce a monthly newsletter named Common Sense II, after Thomas Paine’s letters during the Revolutionary War. It features discussions of the important topics of our time. The newsletter is distributed mainly by email and has national distribution. Subscription is free. Editor is Val Conner.
The Rights Project Committee is a sub-group of our Committee Against Corporate Power and wrote "An American Manifesto" accompanied with a recommended reading list. They also produced a power point presentation and video based on the document.
Precinct Caucuses are on February 25, 2020, and that is where the grassroots process starts to shape the DFL party platform. Itasca Progressive Caucus is preparing pertinent resolutions for DFLers to promote at their caucus. We also have posted relevant background links for each resolution.
We believe that that all citizens should have a right to complete healthcare, including dental, eye, and hearing care. We support the Minnesota Health Plan as proposed by Senator John Marty, and the local chapter of HCAMN.
Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month, 5-6 pm, in the Itasca County DFL Office and Resource Center. Liaison is Barb Anderson.
We promote activism in this local nonpartisan environmental organization that seeks to inspire action for postitve change.
Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month, 2 pm, held at the Grand Rapids Public Library. Liaison is Vicki Andrews.
We support activism in this local nonpartisan organization as we combat wealthy inequality in our country. IWFA promotes solidarity among members and aims to improve the lives of working families.
Meetings are on the first Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, held at the Dutchroom, 702 NW 4th Street Grand Rapids. Liaison is Dave Alban.nt
We endorse this organization that works to limit corporate power and amend the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.