OPPOSITION TO SF 1827
MN State Senator Jim Carlson (SD 52) has introduced a bill (SF 1827) that is intended to drive an even bigger partisan wedge in the Minnesota political divide.
This abuse of power will effectively alter the very nature of politics by changing one simple word in the current statute. The intent of this bill is to make it harder for minority voices to show their discontent with the MN DFL/GOP establishments.
By doubling the Major Party threshold from 5 to 10 percent in statewide races, the MN DFL and MN GOP can place a stranglehold on ballot access and political funding throughout the state, making it harder for smaller parties to participate. This is in direct opposition to their cries of “SAVING DEMOCRACY”!
We stand on principle!
We advocate for more choices in the political realm, not less.
To be honest, there is nothing more important to all third parties than simply wanting a fair chance to participate on the ballot.
Please place a call or send an email to the following State Senators, as they are on the Senate Elections Committee, and voice your opposition to this bill.
Thank you for helping with this very important task!
If these Senators don’t hear from you, they have no reason to believe it is important.
Your voices matter to these elected officials – make sure they hear you! Constantly!!
Help us fight to reduce these authoritarian policies by joining the party or making a donation:
If you would like a sample script to use, here is an example you can steal:
“Dear Senator, please vote against SF 1827! This bill will prohibit people from running for office if they belong to a minor party. It will make Minnesota elections less fair by making the ballot more exclusive. It will reduce the integrity of our election process by incentivising candidates to choose between two major parties. Minnesota already has very unnecessary restrictions, like the shortest ballot access petitioning window in the country. We are a clear outlier with some of our arbitrary outdated statutory barriers, please don’t make it harder. All Minnesotan’s voices deserve to be heard. I urge you to be a champion for the people and not the bureaucracy. Thank you.”