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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:51 PM

30. In Minnesota, the DFL Party long ago implemented

something I think works very well. We have the caucus system here for parties endorsing candidates, and delegates to regional and state DFL conventions must be chosen with equal numbers of men and women. What that means is that when delegates are elected, there must be gender equality for those selected. It works very well. I've been a delegate to several state senate district and congressional district conventions and the equal numbers at those conventions has created a great environment. The same is true for all party organization officers and board members. Equal numbers are required for both men and women.

I don't know when this policy was adopted. It was in place, though, when I moved to Minnesota in 2004. It helps ensure that candidates for a DFL party endorsement are representative of the population. I like it.

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