Letter: Let your voice be heard at precinct caucuses
Precinct caucuses are Feb. 1.
To the Editor:
Do you like the direction the country is headed? In Minnesota, the political process is started at statewide precinct caucuses. This year, they will take place Tuesday, Feb. 1. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, set goals and values.
Attendees have the opportunity to choose local volunteers who organize political activities in your area, discuss issues and ideas for the party to support (or not support) and choose delegates who will endorse candidates for future conventions. Going to a caucus is a great way to raise issues that are important to you and meet people in your county.
In Nobles County, the Republicans will be meeting at the Worthington High School cafeteria; in Murray County at the Murray County Central School; in Jackson County at the Minnesota West Jackson Campus, and in Cottonwood County at the Community Center in Bingham Lake.
At the caucus, you can sign up to be an election judge, which is a paid position and a civic duty. Election judges are needed in many precincts. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and caucuses start at 7 p.m.