Minnesota DFL postpones 2020 virtual state convention

Friday, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced it has postponed the speaking and training portion of its 2020 Virtual State Convention.

The two-day convention was originally scheduled for May 30 and 31.

More details are expected at a later time.

The electronic balloting, which began earlier this week, will continue and endorsement for U.S. Senate and party election will still be announced publicly after ballots are counted, the DFL said.

Minnesota DFL Party moves state convention online

DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement:

"The Minnesota DFL Party will be postponing our 2020 State Convention. This was the only appropriate course of action given the grief and anger gripping much of our state and nation following the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent unrest sweeping the Twin Cities. Now is not the time for a partisan political rally.

"Decades and centuries of systemic oppression and institutional racism have done so much harm across our state and nation. We live in a country where the lives and the dignity of Black people do not carry the same value or importance as others, and that truth was laid bare bone again this week. The outrage we feel today must translate to justice tomorrow. The Minnesota DFL Party remains committed to doing exactly that. This weekend, instead of putting on various events during our convention weekend, the Minnesota DFL Party is going to support the efforts of black-led organizations and community organizations on the ground that are doing the work of addressing racial injustice."