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TAG | 2015 Minnesota PCR
February, 2015, Newsletter
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in David Hann, e-Newsletter, Joan Howe-Pullis, News
2015 is off and running
We hope that you and yours had a safe and happy holiday season. We’re moving into 2015 and preparing for the elections that will happen in 2016. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.
New Year — 2 Chances to Support DFL Efforts
If you’re working on your taxes, don’t forget to go to the State Elections Campaign Fund portion on the front of the form. Fill it in with “12”, and the State will give $5 to the fund that supports our state candidates. This won’t affect your refund, so, please take the time to do this.
You Can Again Contribution $50 and receive a full refund
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.
Update from Rep. Selcer
As you may have seen in the news, it has been busy over at the state capitol. It is an honor to serve on the House Education Finance, Education Innovation Policy, and Government Operations and Elections committees. I have also been appointment to the Government Operations and Elections Committee’s subcommittee on Metropolitan Council oversight, in addition to having been appointed to the MN P-20 Partnership and continuing to serve on our bi-partisan House Small Business Caucus and bi-partisan Childhood Obesity Working group. I will also be joining a bi-partisan caucus dealing with ways we can assist our Minnesota veterans.
We have spent a good amount of time on overviews in committee, as we have another large Freshman class to assist in getting up to speed. We have just begun to hear bills in committee, and passed disaster relief off the House floor. . I am working on authoring and co-authoring a number of bills, including being the chief author of legislation to bond for the SW LRT, and will keep you apprised as more legislation rolls out.
You have seen in the media accounts of the Governor’s budget, as well as bills being brought forward by the Senate DFL majority and the House GOP majority. There is an emphasis on education and transportation this session, and I hope that you will continue to share your thoughts and questions with me on these and other issues of importance to you as we move forward. As always, thank you for the honor of being your voice in St. Paul.
2015 Senate District 48 Convention
Were you elected a delegate at your 2014 precinct caucus? If so, you are also a delegate for our 2015 convention. The details are still coming together, but we do have the date, time and location:
Where: Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN
When: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Update from State Senate Candidate Laurie McKendry
I love living here. And, I feel this even more strongly the more people here in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka. It’s the conversations I’ve had with you that I’m running for the Minnesota Senate — to put people before politics.
I’ll be going door-to-door in our district as soon as the weather permits and hope I’ll catch you home. If I miss you, or if you’d like to let me know your thoughts now, please visit my website and complete the survey? I believe before you listen to politicians’ promises, shouldn’t they listen to you first?
Update from Joan Howe-Pullis
Earlier this year, I was happy to attend the Minnesota AFL-CIO Path to Power Campaign and Candidate Training. Throughout the two-day course, expert campaigners and trainers shared valuable information to empower candidates to run effective and authentic campaigns. It is true that every campaign is different, and in the thick of the election season, each candidate’s campaign can seem isolated. Sharing best practices and building relationships among fellow DFL candidates and key campaign activists was a wonderful experience of building shared competency, community and power! More trainings are planned for the future. I recommend that anyone interested take the time to attend a training and increase the effectiveness of your campaigning efforts in 2016. And, of course, I would welcome any questions anyone interested in joining my team may have.
Win a Container of Driveway Patch with Your Photo
Our State Senator and the GOP-controlled State House have countered Gov. Dayton’s transportation plan with one that’s so dinky it will repair 1 bridge in our state.
We have announced a photo contest where the winner will take home a container of driveway patch.
You can find the details here.
Our Annual Grow with Us Plant Sale is Coming Soon
Thoughts of growing plants can help us deal with the cold and snow this time of year. So, we wanted to let you know that our Grow with Us plant sale is in the works. Look for details soon.
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