Committee on Political Education (COPE)

MFT members are fired up and ready to go for the 2020 election to demand the schools our students deserve!



DFL City Convetion

When: April 25th, 2020 - May 4th, 2020

Where: Ballots will be send by the DFL party through mail or email.

What: Caucus to become delegates to endorse your Minneapolis School Board candidates & share resolution. There are 4 seats up for election: At-Large, District 2, District 4, & District 6.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Time: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Location: @ Your caucus meeting-use link below

What: Election Day to vote for our democracy!

For information on voting, or to find your poling place, please visit

COPE supports candidates who support Minneapolis Public Schools by:

  • advocating at the state level for increased funding for our schools

  • supporting worker and union rights

  • partnering with us in their governance 

In addition to candidates, COPE contributes to political party when it is in the interest of our endorsed candidates. 

Getting input from our educators is an important value for COPE. We are currently visiting sites and conducting surveys to get feedback from our members.

To sign up for COPE to visit your site fill out this form: Click Here

To learn more about upcoming events, trainings or request a training, please contact our COPE Chair, Natasha Dockter, at or our Political Director, Kong Xiong, at

         MFT59 Committee on Political Education (COPE) is one ways we build power to win the schools our students, educators and families deserve. We engage in electoral politics at the local level - school board, our state legislative seats, attorney general, secretary of state, state auditor and governor.  


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