Friends,

I hope to earn your support for the board of Our Revolution MN. I'm running with a clear vision of Our Revolution as a grassroots organization. Our power comes not from any centralized structure, but from close-knit clusters of people in communities around the state.

I see ORMN as an association of strong local Our Rev chapters, not as a statewide "chapter" in and of itself.

Our Revolution MN should do just a few things, and do them well:
  • Convene for truly state-level business, such as the gubernatorial race and other statewide endorsements. Municipal endorsements and other local business should be handled by local chapters, with cooperation and support from ORMN if requested.
  • Help new chapters get organized.
  • Create channels of communication for chapters to work together, share information, support each others' events, and more.
  • Provide chapters with statewide economies of scale for selected services, possibly in technology and communications, for example.
I'm currently on the board of Our Rev Twin Cities. I've been involved for many years with the DFL Party and progressive organizations such as MPIRG and the Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action (now TakeAction Minnesota). In the past, I served as chair of DFL CD5 and as state party secretary. I've also been involved with the DFL Asian Pacific Caucus, the Minnesota Young DFL, and other allied organizations.

Unfortunately, the short history of Our Rev in Minnesota has been marred by infighting and unnecessary turf battles. I'd like to bring people together for the sake of Our Revolution as a movement.

We have a chance to carry the Bernie Sanders movement forward. We have a chance to build the future. Let's build something great.

Dave Lee
Minneapolis

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