Minneapolis Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

P.O. Box 581396

Minneapolis, MN 55458-1396





City Convention

Saturday 15 May 2004

10:00 a.m.

(registration opens at 9:00 a.m.)

Orpheum Theatre

910 Hennepin Avenue



Dear delegate or alternate:

This notice is the official call for the Minneapolis City Convention. The agenda includes endorsing three candidates for the Board of Education, electing Party officers, and consideration of the Party constitution.

You are receiving this notice because you were elected as a delegate or an alternate at your precinct caucus to your senate-district convention in March 2004. You are therefore also a delegate or alternate, as the case may be, to the City Convention. If you have moved out of the precinct that elected you in March to another precinct in Minneapolis, then you can still participate in your new precinct as the last alternate.

Pre-Convention Committees

The pre-Convention committees (Arrangements, Credentials, Nominating, and Rules) will meet on Tuesday 4 May at 7:00 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis.

Any delegate may volunteer for any pre-Convention committee. Each ward may be represented on any pre-Convention committee by up two delegates. If more than two delegates from the same ward volunteer for the same committee, then that group will voluntarily assign up to two delegates from the ward to the committee. If those delegates cannot assign themselves voluntarily, then that ward’s entire delegation present (including those delegates serving on other committees) will elect their delegates to each committee. Any tie or other indecisive outcome will be decided by lot.

Candidate Forums

The Party is organizing two forums before the Convention where you can meet, hear from, and ask questions of the candidates who are seeking your endorsement:

Thursday 6 May
7:00 p.m.

Lynnhurst Recreation Center
1345 West Minnehaha Parkway

Wednesday 12 May
7:00 p.m.

Webber Recreation Center
4400 Dupont Avenue North

For information about the Minneapolis Public Schools and the Board of Education, please visit their website at www.mpls.k12.mn.us.

Accessibility, Special Accommodations

These sites are accessible to persons with disabilities. Please contact the Affirmative Action Officer, Rosie Turner (ph. 612.929.2727), if you need any auditory or visual aids, an interpreter, or any other special accommodation or arrangement. We have not arranged for child care.

If you have any special dietary or medical requirements, please bring with you what you need. We have not arranged for lunch or for concessions.

Thank you very much. Please write or call us if you have any questions; we look forward to seeing you on Saturday 15 May!

Very truly yours,

Brian Melendez


1777 Dupont Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55403-3066

Ph. 612.766.7309

E-mail brian.melendez@usa.net

Judy Melanson

Associate Chair

5415 24th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55417

Ph. 612.722.7550

E-mail jsmelanson@aol.com

Minneapolis Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party


Saturday 15 May 2004

10:00 a.m.

(registration opens at 9:00 a.m.)

Orpheum Theater

910 Hennepin Avenue


Transportation and Parking


From North Minneapolis: Park at Harrison Park and bus downtown

You can park your car in the lot at the Harrison Recreation Center, 503 Irving Avenue North (behind the Davis School, 1500 Glenwood Avenue, at the intersection of Cedar Lake Road and Glenwood Avenue), and ride the #9 bus directly to the Orpheum Theater. The bus leaves at 7:37 a.m. and 8:37 a.m. (Thanks to SD58 Chair Brian PaStarr for making this arrangement.)

From Anywhere: Metro Transit

Ride the bus and welcome back our bus drivers. For an online trip planner, route maps and schedules, or transit-system maps, visit the Metropolitan Council’s public-transit webpage at www.metrocouncil.org/transit. For automated schedule information, available around the clock, call 612.341.4BUS (.4287). To reach a human being for information during office hours (weekdays 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., weekends 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) about routes and schedules, call 612.373.3333.


Public parking is available at ramps near the Orpheum Theater. Two nearby ramps are offering low all-day rates on Convention Day:



Convention-Day Rate

Hennepin at 10th

935 Hennepin Avenue


Hawthorne Transportation Center

31 North Ninth Street


(Thanks to Andrew Hauer for making these arrangements.)