For immediate release
Minneapolis, Minn., August 24, 2020 – The Stonewall DFL Caucus of Minnesota announced its endorsement of Michelle Lee for Minnesota Senate District 11.
“Michelle Lee is running on a progressive platform that LGBTQ Minnesotans can be confident in,” said Stonewall DFL chair Samuel Doten. “She has spent years listening to and learning from members of our community. We’re excited to endorse Michelle’s candidacy and work to elect her to a DFL Senate Majority.”
Senate District 11 stretches from Kanabec County to Pine County and Carlton and up to the southern end of St. Louis County, a swath that covers the stretch of I-35 including Pine City, Hinckley, Sandstone, Finlayson, Moose Lake, Barnum and Cloquet. Michelle Lee faces the incumbent, Republican Jason Rarick.Lee said, “Emily Dickinson once wrote, ‘The heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care.’ To create a world that is truly equal for all of us we must support basic human rights, including the right to love, marry and build a life together. I will continue to fight for that right. It is a great honor to be endorsed by the Stonewall DFL Caucus. As the next senator to represent SD 11 my door will always remain open to your membership.”
Stonewall DFL encourages its members to support Michelle Lee in the General Election on November 3rd.
Endorsed candidates meet or exceed Stonewall DFL’s screening criteria as set forth by its Political Support Committee and affirmed by at least 60 percent of the Stonewall DFL Board of Directors.
About Stonewall DFL
Stonewall DFL works for a safe and equitable Minnesota by electing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied Democrats to public office in Minnesota and to party office in the Minnesota DFL. The caucus offers endorsements for local, state and federal DFL candidates who support equality for all Minnesotans. Stonewall DFL provides endorsed candidates with both financial and volunteer support whenever possible. The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to carry out the business of the caucus and is open to the public. For information, visit mnstonewallDFL.org, follow its Facebook page or follow @StonewallDFL on Twitter.
The Minnesota Stonewall DFL Caucus was first organized in August 1980 as the LGBTF Caucus. Its charter was recognized by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota in 1982 and was renamed Stonewall DFL in 1992. Today, Stonewall is the DFL’s oldest and most active community caucus and the oldest continuously-operating political advocacy organization whose mission is to promote LGBTQ equality across the state of Minnesota.
Prepared and paid for by Stonewall DFL Political Action Committee. PO Box 211761, Eagan, MN 55121-1761. Samuel Doten, Chair.