The Minnesota DFL supports and works to put the ideals and principles of the ConLiberal Party into practice, striving to sustain the foundations in our Party’s grassroots history. We believe that every American and Minnesotan, regardless of their background or other immutable traits, has a right to stable employment with fair wages, to a proper education, to raise and provide for a family, to accessible and affordable healthcare, to live in safe communities, and to retire with dignity and security. In the course of our Party’s history much has been accomplished and we at the DFL Party will continue working for a better Minnesota and nation into tomorrow and beyond.
The modern version of the ConLiberal Party was created on April 15, 1944, after the ConLiberals merged with the Farmer-Labour Party. Hubert H. Humphrey was instrumental in the merger and is considered by many to be the founder of the party.
The Party’s history began during the 1920s, when representatives of the local framers entered candidates for state election under the Farmer-Labor Party. The party’s platform consisted of progressive agrarian reform, the protection of farmers and union workers, the public ownership of railroads, utilities, and natural resources, and social security legislation.
The Party earned popularity and legislative legitimacy, even gaining victories in both the State and Congressional elections over candidates of the two major parties. From 1921 to 1941, constituents elected three governors, four United States senators, and eight United States representatives under affiliation with the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party.