February News

2016 Caucus
Caucus is one of the most powerful and engaging political events you will ever see. Minnesota is part of an exclusive group of states that holds these grassroots neighborhood meetings where we get together with our friends every 2 years to plan a revolution.
What is it? Caucus is the ground floor of a Democratic Republic. Republicans that share your polling place (precinct) gather on this one night to elect representatives to attend party conventions on their behalf to endorse candidates and conduct party business. They also choose a leader for their precinct to help inform the community and get out the vote in November. And of course, they vote for whom they wish to be the Republican Candidate for President of the United States.
If you haven’t attended caucus before, you should, it’s real-world participatory civics, a great chance to meet your like-minded neighbors and an opportunity to have your voice heard. Plus, this year the ballot you cast for president is binding. What does that mean? You can find out March 1st!
All SD61 precincts will caucus at Burroughs Elementary, 
1601 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Take a moment to look up your precinct name & location here.

Please help by Convening or Volunteering
Your local Republican Party is entirely volunteer run. This event, the bedrock of Minnesota grassroots is put together by dedicated volunteers with real jobs in the real world; regular folks who contribute their time and energy for a better future. We would greatly appreciate having you join us in producing this unique event. Whether you would like to lead a meeting or help behind the scenes, we will find a role that suits you.
To volunteer, please simply email Mitch Rossow. Include your name, phone number and precinct name, which you can find here.


Annual Chili Contest & Dinner March 13th!
As winter settles upon the Great North Country, what could be better than gathering with friends for some good old home-made chili? Join SD61 Southwestern Minneapolis Republicans and Scot Johnson from Powerline for our Annual Chili Dinner at a newly renovated and amazingly beautiful location in City Bella at 66th & Lyndale.

Chili Contest! Yes, now is the time to show off your Chili Making Chops! We will have some great prizes and an adoring crowd, so if you would like to compete, please be sure to select that option on the application here.

Our Guest speaker Scot Johnson from Powerline — with Hollywood attempting to rewrite history with a new movie about Rathergate, SD61 has Minnesota’s own Scot Johnson who, along with John Hinderaker, broke the story wide open; exposing CBS’s attempted October surprise take-down of George Bush that ended up destroying the career of Dan Rather instead.

The event is $15, but advanced tickets are $12. Tickets & more information available here.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you at caucus!
– Mitch Rossow, SD61 Chair  mitchrossow@sd61gop.org