Building Power, Precinct by Precinct

You showed up in full force to NOC the Caucus Tuesday night.

Over the past few weeks, we organized and trained hundreds of community members to understand the complicated process of a caucus. On caucus night, hundreds of our members brought these resolutions from our People's Platform straight to their neighborhood precinct caucus, engaging their neighbors and advancing resolutions from environmental justice to reparations.

All over the city, our members were energized to pass NOC resolutions and exercise real power in democracy:

Our resolutions passed in precincts in every ward in Minneapolis and in many precincts statewide.

One of our most successful resolutions was our Reparations Now Resolution, which called for a reparations framework to be adopted by the local party. Neighborhood by neighborhood, NOC members talked with their neighbors about reparations--an unprecedented citywide conversation that reverberated statewide--and where it was introduced, the resolution overwhelmingly passed.

Many of our members also decided to become delegates and volunteer for committees that plan conventions to further influence the democratic process. Payton, a NOC intern and Black Liberation Project community organizer, from St. Paul became a delegate: "It's time for me to step up and show love and care to my community."

NOC the Caucus was an incredible example of what grassroots power in democracy looks like. These are the first steps toward building independent political power.

We're excited to work with delegates on next steps and make sure our resolutions advance through the process. And we're excited to take this process to another level at next year's city caucuses. 

If you participated in NOC the Caucus, let us know how your experience was and which resolutions you passed by filling out this Google doc!

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  • commented 2016-03-05 17:12:38 -0600
    Excited to see the level of involvement and enthusiasm. It’s a long road.

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