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Pitchers and Politics -- Get together with your fellow Republican friends. No fundraising, no speeches, just fun. Our next event is Thursday, April 24 at 7PM at the Gold Nugget in Minnetonka. See you there!

Americans for Prosperity needs volunteers for phone banks into the southwest metro (including 48A). Check our calendar below.

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April 24 (Thursday) 7:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers and Politics
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka

April 30 (Wednesday) 6-8:30 PM
Americans for Prosperity Phone Bank
Minnetonka Caribou Conference Room
• Join us and bring a friend
• Help make a difference toward limited government
• Phones and iPads will be provided but feel free to bring your personal laptop and/or cell phone.
• If you have a headset for your phone please bring it.
• For questions, contact Donald Dickerson, Field coordinator for American for Prosperity 612-749-5055

May 1 (Thursday): National Day of Prayer
May 5 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
May 6 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
May 10 (Saturday): One-year anniversary of the Obama IRS Scandal
May 11 (Sunday): Mother's Day
May 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
May 19 (Monday): State Legislative Session Ends
May 19 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
May 20 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
May 26 (Monday): Memorial Day

May 30-31
State GOP Convention
Mayo Civic Center
Rochester
• Endorse for U.S. Senate, Governor, and State Constitutional Offices
• Debate/Pass Platform
• Also: State Central Committee Meeting 5/29

June 2 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
June 3 (Tuesday): Last day of candidate filings for state races
June 3 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
June 5 (Thursday): Last Day of School
June 6 (Friday): D-Day Remembrance
June 10 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
June 14 (Saturday): Flag Day
June 15 (Sunday): Fathers Day
June 17 (Tuesday): Eden Prairie City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM
June 23 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
June 26 (Thursday) 7:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers and Politics
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka

July 4 (Friday)
Independence Day
Eden Prairie July 4 Celebration
3PM to dusk

July 7 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
July 8 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
July 15 (Tuesday): MLB All-Star Game, Target Field, Minneapolis
July 18-26: Minneapolis Aquatennial
July 21 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
July 25 (Friday): Cost of Government Day
July 28 (Monday): CD3 Full Committee Meeting
July 29 (Tuesday): Filing period for municipal elections begins
August 4 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
August 5 (Tuesday): National Night Out
August 12 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
August 12 (Tuesday): Filing period for municipal elections ends
August 12 (Tuesday): State primary election
August 21 - Labor Day: Minnesota State Fair
August 25 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
September 1 (Monday): Labor Day
September 9 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
September 11 (Thursday): 911 Rememberance
September 15 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
September 22 (Monday): CD3 Full Committee Meeting
September 25 (Thursday): Rosh Hashana
September 29 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 4 (Saturday): Yom Kippur
October 13 (Monday): Columbus Day
October 13 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 14 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
October 27 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 31 (Friday): Halloween
November 2 (Sunday): Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 4 (Tuesday):
2014 General Election
Vote for State Legislature and Eden Prairie City Council. Polls open until 8:00 PM. To find out where you vote, click here.
November 11 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
November 10 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
November 11 (Tuesday): Veterans Day
November 27 (Thursday): Thanksgiving
December 1 (Monday): First Day of Advent
December 1 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
December 7 (Sunday): Pearl Harbor Remembrance
December 9 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
December 15 (Monday): CD3 Full Committee Meeting
December 15 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
December 17 (Wednesday): Hanukkah
December 24 (Wednesday): Christmas Eve
December 25 (Thursday): Christmas Day
December 31 (Wednesday): New Year's Eve
January 1, 2015 (Thursday): New Year's Day
January 5 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
January 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
January 19 (Monday): MLK Day
January 22 (Thursday): 41st anniversary of Roe vs Wade decision
January 26 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
February 1 (Sunday): Super Bowl, Phoenix, AZ
February 2 (Monday): Groundhog Day
February 6 (Friday): Ronald Reagan's Birthday
THE DOCTOR WON'T SEE YOU NOW -- “The drafters of the ACA presumably had noble intentions, but the law is failing in all of its intended goals. Unless the ACA is redrafted to provide insurance coverage that most physicians and hospitals will accept, many patients will find that when they need medical care, the doctor is not in.

THANKS DFL! -- MINNESOTA NOW SECOND WORST FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Small Business Tax Index 2014
Rank State Rank State
2 South Dakota 34 Illinois
12 Michigan 46 Iowa
14 North Dakota 49 Minnesota
37 Wisconsin 50 California
Source: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
EDEN PRAIRIE TAXPAYERS DESERVE A VOTE -- Sheila Kihne: “Eden Prairie taxpayers have always been asked to vote to approve expenditures on new major park amenities, for far lesser amounts than $19.4 Million. If the city council is worried about a "no" vote on this level of new spending, then logic should dictate that they're spending too much.” Go to EPPoolVote.com to sign a petition to have a voice in this decision.
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ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS OWE $56 BILLION IN UNFUNDED RETIREE HEALTH CARE COSTS -- Look for the union label.
WHY THE LEFT'S DREAM IS THE TWIN CITIES' NIGHTMARE -- Katherine Kersten reminds us that the Twin Cities already has a very low rate of business formation and, in recent years, taxes as well as labor, property and energy costs have escalated substantially. The Met Council's plans seem designed, almost diabolically, to exacerbate these trends and render them irreversible.
DEMOCRATS PUSH THROUGH BULLY BILL -- Joe Soucheray: “The new anti-bullying bill seems more like an anti-hurt feeling bill.
A DRIVE THROUGH EDEN PRAIRIE'S SOUTHWEST LRT ROUTE -- Watch this short video and see how Light Rail adds to congestion, threatens wetlands, and puts lives in danger.
UNREAL -- The head of Obama's $26 million advocacy group laments Republican money in poilitics.
NOT BUYING IT -- Forbes: “How much does Obamacare rip off young adults? We ran the numbers. Here are the results.
MINNESOTANS ARE ON THE MOVE -- “For Rebecca and Quentin Irey, the election was the catalyst for making a big decision. The Ireys, who are classic hard-working entrepreneurs, chose to relocate their family to Texas.”
SILENCING THE OPPOSITION -- Federalist: "Why liberals attempt to silence honest debate." Because shut up. And Koch brothers.
A COSTLY FAILED EXPERIMENT -- WSJ: Obamacare's treatment of people is arbitrary and unfair. Its economic impact is only going to get worse.
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