AFP-Minnesota Grassroots Bootcamp Starts February 16, 2021 6:00-7:30 pm

Join Americans for Prosperity Minnesota for a multi-session grassroots bootcamp.

Whether you are a seasoned community organizer or 2020 was your first election – this program will help focus your efforts around working with others to bring necessary reforms to Minnesota.

AFP-Minnesota will be focused on three policy issues for this legislative session. Join us online to sharpen your skills, learn how we are transforming public policy, and develop new advocacy techniques.

*All events 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Grassroots 101

Session 1 – Our Vision & Principles – February 16th

Session 2 – Grassroots Tools & Tactics – February 23rd

Legislative Opportunity Deep Dive

Session 3a – Economic Opportunity Track – March 2nd & 4th

Session 3b – Healthcare Reform Track – March 9th & 11th

Session 3c – Criminal Justice Reform Track – March 16th & 18th

Impacting Elected Officials

Session 5 – Getting Results Under The Dome – March 23rd

The above schedule is from the website to sign up for the Americans For Prosperity-MN Grassroots Bootcamp.

I went through the first two levels of AFP-MN Grassroots Leadership Training a few years ago.  I learned some concepts, and many of my beliefs were validated.

— Tom Polachek HD 66B Republicans Chair

This is a non-partisan group and it doesn’t matter what sort of background you have or your experience level in organizing at the grassroots level, this course will help you achieve or begin to tackle your goals.  It’s perfect for learning how to organize in non-partisan city elections.

To sign up for the the course you can go to AFP-Minnesota’s website to enter in your information:



2021 HD 66B Republicans Convention Feb 20, 2021 10 am to 12 pm

2021 HD 66B Republican Convention Call 

What: HD 66B Republican Convention

When:  February 20, 2021

Registration:  Send email to with “Register for 2021 HD 66B GOP Convention” in the subject line before 11:30 pm February 19, 2021. You’ll be put on a list to receive a link to log in or call into the convention.

Start: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Where: Zoom

Agenda Items:

Executive Officer Elections (Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chair of Fundraising & Finance, Vice Chair of Outreach, and Vice Chair of Technology & Data)

State Central Delegate and Alternates (1 Delegate and 3 Alternates)

HD 66B Republican Constitutional Amendment about bringing back the Full Committee Tabled (to make compliant with CD4 & State Party Constitutions)

Guest Speaker: Ramsey County Elections Manager David Triplett

CD4 Republican Executive Candidates Speeches (2-3 minutes each)

MNGOP Executive Candidates Speeches (2-3 minutes each) 

At Will Donations

-2021 PCRs accepted make payable to HD 66B Republicans

Other Donations $20 or less do not have to be annotated, above $20 will need name contact info, occupation, and the amount.

-Contact HD 66B Republicans Treasurer, Paul Vlahutin for details how to donate email

-It is not required to give a donation in order to participate in the HD 66B Republicans

Prior to the Convention Delegates and Alternates will be sent a Copy of the HD 66B Republican Constitution, Convention Rules, and a Convention Agenda.

To be elected in HD 66B Republicans, you must believe in most of the Republican Platform, and live within the boundaries of MN House District 66B. You do not need to be a delegate or alternate, but only delegates and alternates can vote. 



66Books Book Club: Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Action,” March 6th, 6pm

Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Action,” will be our book club, 66Books, second book to be discussed on March 6, 2021

What:  66Books Book Club Discussion of Simon Sinek’s Book, “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Action.”

When: Saturday March 6, 2021, 6:00 pm

Where:  On Zoom

Cost:  FREE (though we take at will donations $20 and under)

Why do you do the activities you do?  Why do you think the way you do?

Once you know your Why Statement you can start to connect to people to inspire them to action.

So why do people keep doing the same activities over and over again expecting different results? The answer is they don’t know their why.

Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle (Why How What) shows that if you communicate your why you grab your audience’s attention as you touch their emotions and the how and what will be heard fully.  Whereas if you lead with What and How your audience might not stick around for your why.  He uses Apple as an example on how they sell their computers and other devices.  They sell their why and after seeing their How they do it they entice you to What they are selling.

Why is powerful and it can break down barriers you’ve set up in your organization.  There is a follow up book called, “Find Your Why,” aimed at helping groups and organizations find out their Why, there are group activities in discovering the group’s Why.

Here is a resource to help you read the book:

Youtube Audiobook:

Sign Up For 66Books Book Club

Since we don’t currently have a list to send out to notify Book Club Members of the upcoming book, you’ll need to send an email to with the subject line of “66Books Sign Up List.” When we get a couple of days out from March 6th, an email will be sent out to those who sign up to confirm, and a link will be sent. Your email will be only used for the Book Club unless you opt-in to our other activities.