Watch Past Republican Seniors Meetings Below

We begin our meetings with brief presentations from advocates for issues of interest to Republicans, candidates for local offices, or others. These are followed by our featured speaker who speaks for about half an hour with Q&A. We finish with announcements of events and other important matters. Watch on your computer or your Smart TV.

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June 11, 2024

Richard Aguilar, Chair of the Hispanic Republican Assembly of Minnesota, and Latino marketing specialist Rico Vallejos presented “Election 2024—The Latino Vote.” They explained why Latinos are a natural constituency for the Republican Party because their values are our values, and that we only have to reach out to them to make a difference in elections.

First, a candidate for the Fourth Congressional District, mostly St. Paul, introduced herself, along with Minnesota House candidates John Nagel from Hopkins and Teresa Whitson from Woodbury.

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May 14, 2024

We know a lot about a few of the 56 men--such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--who signed the Declaration of Independence. But what about all those other little-known men who also dared to sign and accept the consequences?

Our featured speaker at our Tuesday, May 14 meeting, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Beale from the Fort Snelling Chapel, told us about those men who came from all 13 colonies and from all walks of life. These were the brave men who pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to declare their right to be free and independent states.

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April 9, 2024

Just who is committing crime? Our featured speaker at our April 9 meeting, David Zimmer, former Hennepin County assistant sheriff under Sheriff Rich Stanek and now a fellow at the Center of American Experiment, presented "Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System.” Using recent data regarding the race of offenders, David tells a new story. 

The meeting began with our annual meeting. We passed some amendments to our constition and elected delegates and alternates to various conventions.

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March 12, 2024

Our featured speaker on Tuesday, March 12, was Kendall Qualls, who with his wife, Sheila, founded TakeChargeMN to promote the idea that the promise of America works for everyone, regardless of race or station in life.

Kendall gave us lessons on the history of the migration of Americans, white and black, from the Democratic South to the Republican North and why; how hardworking middle class black Americans were disincentivized from building intact families and became part of a government-dependent culture; how our schools are teaching our children the sins of our history but not our virtues; and the importance of a unified message and moral leadership.

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February 13, 2024

The failures in public education and who is trying to do something about it was the theme of our February 13 meeting.

First, Kim Wilson from the United Parenting Coalition told us what led to the formation of her organization and the development of values-aligned resources.

Then, Republican Seniors member Michael Barg told us how he and other Bloomington parents are calling attention to books provided to their schools from the Bloomington Human Rights Department. Critical Race Theory, LGBTQ+ and other progressive subjects such as gender identity are included and tailored for all grade levels.

Our featured speaker Executive Director of Minnesota Parents Alliance Cristine Trooien described the work they do with parents who are concerned about the education our children are getting and how to become active participants in their school community.

Last, you may want to watch this video to the very end to hear real kids in modern times saying what they think about love and Valentine’s Day.

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January 9, 2024

Minnesota native four-star General Joe Votel was the featured speaker at our January meeting. Gen. Votel has a heroic career in the U.S. Army, including leading two major worldwide commands and, notably, the rescue raid to liberate Jessica Lynch who was being held prisoner by Islamic forces. Now retired, he writes on foreign affairs at JoeVotel.com. He talked about current events in the Middle East and Ukraine and also the state of American defense.

First, former Sen. Michelle Benson from the Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare explained how we can get involved in the effort to oppose Physician Assisted Suicide. 

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 November 14, 2023


The November Republican Seniors MN (RSM) keynote speaker was Bonnie Gasper, Vice Chair and Communications Director of the Child Protection League, who described “The Cultural Marxist Revolution of America." Also RSM board member, John Butz, talked about what membership means and what it costs. Plus, we saw a video montage of the RSM Spotlight on Members profile videos. The meeting concluded with special recognition of board and volunteer members.

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October 10, 2023

Our featured speaker was former Rep. Steve Sviggum, who served 25 years in the MInnesota House, usually as Speaker or Minority Leader. His theme was based on the book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," such as play fair, share, clean up your own mess; and how the world would be a better place if we abided by those lessons.

We first heard from several candidates for local city councils and school boards and finished with announcements of interest to Republicans.

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September 12, 2023

The Republican Seniors of Minnesota September 2023 meeting began with appearances by two candidates running for local offices: Ric Oliva, candidate for Bloomington ISD #271 School Board, and Bruce Colton, candidate for Bloomington City Council Member at Large.

Guest speaker, Jennifer DeJournett, Executive Director - American Majority Minnesota, presented American Majority's absentee ballot initiative, "Ballot Out/Ballot In."

Featured speaker, Free Market Warrior Loren Spivack, told us, "Why We Fight: Understanding the Modern Left." He describes the phenomenon of the political left in the western world – its principles and the psychology of its proponents.

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August 8, 2023

Stephen B. Young, Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism, explained how the world order that America and its allies created after WWII--establishing democracy, capitalism and free markets, law and order, worldwide wealth, human rights and more--is now collapsing.

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July 11, 2023

Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Manufacturing from St. Thomas University, Dr. Fred Zimmerman, explained what the U.S. needs to be competitive in the world in the development of emerging technologies, from skilled workers to rare earth minerals.

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June 13, 2023

Freshman Republican member of the Minnesota House Walter Hudson gave us an inside look at how the DFL accomplished its radical agenda and what consequences we can expect. Rep. Hudson is a welcome conservative voice at the legislature. 

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May 9, 2023

At our May 9 meeting, champion of our values John Helmberger, from the Minnesota Family Council, told us how his organization fought to make conservative voices of reason and traditional values heard in the legislature and to fend off laws that are most repugnant to those values. 

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May 9, 2023
April 11, 2023

Our featured speaker at our April 11 meeting, was Katherine Kersten from the Center of the American Experiment. Video intermittent sound issues with one microphone got resolved for our May meeting, and Katherine’s microphone worked well so we’re confident you’ll be able to appreciate her message. Katherine told us how critical race theory (CRT) and “race essentialist” ideology are part of Democrats' effort to embed ethnic studies in school curricula, and how it is divisive rather than inclusive and harmful to students of all colors.

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April 11, 2023