Last year, a small group of DFLers in our area, held the inaugural DFL58 Picnic in the Park Fundraiser. It was a small event with about 45 people in attendance, grilled hot dogs, potluck salads and desserts, and a silent auction that altogether raised over $700 for DFL candidates.
As a district that is traditionally a safe Republican district, we want our towns and townships to be at a minimum competitive for President Obama, Senator Klobuchar, and our great candidate for Congress, Mike Obermueller. Imagine how easily statewide DFL candidates could win if suburbs like Lakeville were simply more competitive for Democrats. And we want our great local candidates to win!
Our goal this year is to get more local DFLers to the picnic. Rep. Erin Murphy will be there, along with all three DFL58 candidates, Andrew Brobston, Colin Lee and Jim Arlt. Mike Obermueller is a maybe, and we found out earlier this week Amy Klobuchar is maybe for attending.
I hope you consider attending too. Your participation is vital to erasing years of losses, hopelessness and apathy in our district. Our goal is to excite DFLers and create a movement of change. Join us.
PDF version if you would like to print a copy to distribute to your neighbors: 2012 Picnic Flyer
Here are samples of a few of the silent auction items:
Auction Packages • Minnesota Author 5 Book Collection • John F. Kennedy Bust • 1968 Humphrey Pin Collection • Barack Obama Collection – Christmas Ornament, The Audacity of Hope Book and 3 stickers • Al Franken Collection – Al Franken Autographed 2012 State DFL Convention Program, a 2008 Bumper Sticker, Franni Franken’s Apple Pie Recipe and book on tape • Book: Cathy Wurzer’s Tales of the Road – Highway 61 • Book: Lincoln’s Meloncholy by Joshua Wolf Shenck • Mark Dayton Autographed 125 Years of StartTribune History Book • 1968 Minnesota Twins Card Collection • The Donkey Collection – Stuffed Donkey, pin and sticker • Tom Bakk Capitol Nike Golf Ball Sleeve • Pottery • Congressional Autograph Collection – Ellison, McCullom, Obermueller, Walz • 2008 Yard Sign Collection – Edwards ’08, Obama ’08, and Clinton ’08, “Like Bush’s Economy, Hire McCain” Sign • Large Obama ’08 poster w/cool image of Barack • Global Warming Book • Presidential Campaign Coffee Table Book • Paul Wellstone Sign