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Picnic for Freedom

Please join us on Saturday, September 9, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., to welcome Heartland’s new president, Dr. Tim Huelskamp, to Arlington Heights! There will be free music, refreshments, and hamburgers and brats on the grill for all to enjoy.

September 9, 2017
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Heartland Institute
3939 N. Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

The Heartland Institute is located in a lovely brick building at 3939 North Wilke Road, near the intersection of Highway 53 and Lake Cook Road, in suburban Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Come for the Fun!
Join us between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. our picnic for Freedom!
Special giveaways will take place over the course of the day until supplies run out.

3:00        Heartland T-shirts
4:00        Founders of Liberty and Champions of Liberty posters
5:00        Heartland 30th anniversary commemorative glasses
6:00        A Heartland tote bag

Meet Dr. Tim Huelskamp, Heartland’s New President!
In July, The Heartland Institute welcomed a new president, Dr. Tim Huelskamp, who is taking the place of Joseph Bast, Heartland’s founding president. (Bast plans to stay on as chief executive officer until the end of the year.)

Dr. Huelskamp is a former three-term member of Congress and a well-known national conservative leader. He represented Kansas’ First District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017. Huelskamp helped the House Freedom and Liberty Caucuses grow and chaired and expanded the Tea Party Caucus.

Prior to becoming a member of Congress, Dr. Huelskamp served in the Kansas Senate, from 1996 to 2010. Dr. Huelskamp was a fifth-generation farmer in Kansas, where he farmed with his family for more than 30 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the College of Santa Fe and a Ph.D. in political science from American University in Washington, DC.

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    Please join us on September 9! There is no admission charge, but we hope you will register above so we know how many hamburgers to put on the grill! For more information about becoming a supporter of Heartland, visit our donor website or call 312/377-4000 and ask for Gwendalyn Carver.

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