Your Vote, Your Voice

Your Vote, Your Voice


APAC works with to engage residents in the political process to ensure their voices are heard at the State Capitol. Park residents can increase their political power through electoral organizing, grassroots lobbying, and "Days on the Hill." Residents around the state are taking action to hold their decision-makers accountable, set the legislative agenda, and create public policy that protects our homes and communities!

Park residents and APAC are gaining electoral power by:

To learn more about APAC's electoral organizing or for voter resources, click on the links below.

How Voting Impacts You and Your Community


Why Should I Vote?

Manufactured home communities are under attack! They are under attack by park lords, developers, highway projects, and anyone who uses the term "trailer trash." Our decision-makers are not paying attention. Now is the time to stand up and make your voice heard and remind decision-makers that it is their job to represent YOU!

Who Are Your Politicians Listening To?
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Mr. $$$ OR Park Residents?

LET'S MAKE SURE IT'S PARK RESIDENTS!

A united group of people are more powerful than any one individual. Together we can vote to elect the candidates who are committed to representing our communities.

Stand Up for Your Rights!
Make Your Voice Heard!
VOTE!

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Find out where the candidates stand on issues that matter to you!

  • Who Are Your Candidates? Find Out Here...
  • The Candidates' Positions Find a Guide Here...

Attend Your Precinct Caucus

WHEN AND WHERE WILL 2018 PRECINCT CAUCUSES BE HELD?

The 2018 precinct caucuses will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. at locations set by the parties. Look up the caucus locations for the DFL and Republican parties with the Caucus Finder.

Minor party caucus information:

WHAT IS A PRECINCT CAUCUS?

Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and values (called party platforms).

In 2018, one part of precinct caucuses will be a preference ballot for the candidates you want your political party to support for Governor.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN A CAUCUS?

To participate, you must be eligible to vote in the November 2018 general election and live in the precinct. You also must generally agree with the principles of the political party hosting the caucus.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CAUCUS?

Each political party runs their caucus meetings a little differently. Check with your political party if you have specific questions. Generally, there are four main activities at a caucus:

  • Choose volunteers who will organize political activities in the precinct. This could include maintaining contact lists, holding political meetings, and helping with campaign efforts.
  • Vote for the person you want the party to support for Governor. This is called the preference ballot. The results help gauge support for candidates.
  • Discuss issues and ideas for the party to support. You can present an issue or idea for the party to support, called a resolution. If you convince other attendees to support your resolution, it will be taken to the next political convention. Eventually, your resolution could become part of the official party platform.
  • Choose delegates who will endorse candidates at future conventions. At future conventions, party delegates will endorse state and federal candidates, including for Governor. Political parties have different ways of choosing delegates at the precinct level caucus—contact your party for more information.

How to Get Out the Vote

APAC's Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities involve canvassing, conducting literature drops, phone banking, providing rides to the polls, providing assistance at the polls, and much more! Interested in helping out with GOTV events? See our current volunteer opportunities listed below:

    To Be Announced.

After Election Day...

After Election Day, make sure your elected officials are doing their job: Representing YOU!

6 Steps to Being Your Legislator's Boss
How to Set the Political Agenda:

  • 1) Contact and educate the candidates who are competing for your vote!
  • 2) Vote on Election Day!
  • 3) Join APAC's Legislative Action Team!
  • 4) Contact your legislators by phone, mail, or email about legislation that affects you.
  • 5) Come to the Capitol for constituent meetings, lobby days & rallies. Let's show our power in numbers!
  • 6) Celebrate!