Minnesotans have the opportunity to get involved and be heard early in this important election year at the precinct caucuses on Tuesday. See what to expect.  Find your precinct caucus location.

One of the ways that individuals can raise their voice on key issues is by offering resolutions to the respective Party’s platform during the meeting. Anyone is allowed to offer any resolution.

Once presented, the resolution is discussed and voted on. Any resolution that gets a majority vote moves on to the next level of the process.

MREA has provided this resolution for consideration:

Minnesota State Constitution
Section 1. Uniform system of public schools.

The stability of a republican form of government depending mainly upon the intelligence of the people, it is the duty of the legislature to establish a general and uniform system of public schools. The legislature shall make such provisions by taxation or otherwise as will secure a thorough and efficient system of public schools throughout the state.

  • Where as; Minnesota’s constitution requires the legislature to fund a uniform system of public schools.
  • Where as; Every legislative biennium there are doubts as to whether or not the legislature will provide sufficient funds to public schools
  • Where as; reliance on property taxes for education is regressive and unequal

Therefore; the Legislature and Governor should dedicate state revenues in order to fund schools at a level sufficient to cover inflationary cost pressures and equalize property tax burdens for all public school students.

Download a print-friendly version of the resolution for your precinct caucus.

Why Now?

November will mark the first election in Minnesota since 1978 that both U.S. Senate seats and the governorship are up for election in the same year. In addition, Minnesotans will vote for their choice on a variety of other key federal and state offices, including, a U.S. House of Representative, Secretary of State, State Auditor, Attorney General, and 134 State Representatives.

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