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December, 2014 Newsletter

 Happy Holidays!

CD3 Holiday Party Graphic

It’s that busy time of the year when everyone is hustling and bustling around the Cities getting ready to celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa.

We wish you and your families and friends a safe and happy holiday.

2015 Session Starts Soon

Minnesota LegislatureWhat can we expect in the upcoming session? With the loss of control of the State House, the State Senate will be spending most of its time fighting off conservative proposals from the GOP House:

We’re anticipating challenges like:

  • dismantling MNsure
  • repealing teacher tenure requirements
  • tip credit
  • removing inflation in minimum wage calculation
  • repealing prevailing wage legislation
  • rejecting public employee labor contracts
  • restructuring the Met Council
  • eliminating the tax reforms made over the previous 2 years
  • changes to student testing
  • expanding charter schools and vouchers
  • cutting transit dollars and repealing the Dream Act.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Money-and-CalendarWhat do we mean by that?

With the Political Contribution Refund program, voters are able to contributed up to $50 annually to candidates or party units and receive a full refund from the State of Minnesota. Just visit our contribution page and make a secure, online contribution now. We’ll process your contribution, generate the necessary paperwork and send it to you right away. Just send it in to the State of Minnesota (you’ll get all the instructions you need with your receipt), and in 4 to 6 weeks you’ll get a check for the amount of your contribution up to $50 per voter.

Don’t leave money on the table!
Help us help DFLers become or remain your representatives by contributing now.

contribute in 2014!

Funding comes from checking the box on your Minnesota income tax form annually. So, as we move into 2015, don’t forget to do that to help DFL candidates. The State Legislature will be revisiting this program during their 2015 session, and if DFLers aren’t using the program our elected officials may work to unfund the program for future years. If you think it’s better to be represented by regular people, and not just rich people or people who only receive large contributions from outside interests, then please use this program now.

Time’s Running Out

Don’t forget about city commissions.

Eden Prairie is accepting applications to its commissions next month. You can find out more here.

Minnetonka appoints people throughout the year as positions open. There are a number of boards and commissions for Minnetonka residents to participate in their municipality. You can find out more here.

If you’re interested in police work, consider the Police Citizens Academy. Applications are due by January 9, 2015. You can learn more here.

Holiday Greetings from Rep. Selcer

Selcer-Family-Photo-Small1I wanted to take a moment of your time during this busy time of year to thank you once again for your support this past year. I’m looking forward to representing the people of our communities in the upcoming session.

And, as we move through these last days of the year, my family and I wish you and your family happy holidays.

Rep. Selcer’s Listening Session

Dr. John Schults, Rep. Yvonne Selcer and Rep. Erin Murphy at a previous session

Rep. Selcer will be holding a listening session on Saturday, January 10, from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Glen Lake Activity Center in Minnetonka so She hopes to listen to your priorities as she begin the legislative session. The session is open to the public.

Holiday Greetings from Senate Candidate Laurie McKendry

14-11-McKendry-200x300It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has gone by. We’re once again looking at a New Year arriving in just a matter of days.

At this special time of the year, I hope you and yours have a safe and happy holiday season. See you soon!

Joan Howe-Pullis’ Holiday Greetings

Jake, Joan and John Howe-Pullis

Season’s Greetings to One and All!

2014 was an amazing year!

The work of campaigning is a great blessing of meeting, engaging, and building relationships.

As we get to know each other as individuals with hopes and dreams, we also begin to discover our collective hopes and dreams–our shared vision of the future we are building together.

It is my intention for 2015 to continue this wonderful work together.

We are developing a plan for an initial meeting on February 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Details about location will follow. Stay tuned!

I hope that many of you will want to come and contribute your energy to building the Eden Prairie that we will all be proud to call home.

May warmth and light and peace be with you in this winter season!

Happy New Year!

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