A Second Chance - August 21

LWV Roseville Area will host a presentation by Sarah Walker, founder of Minnesota Second Chance Coalition.  Second Chance is a nonpartisan coalition of over 50 organizations who advocate for policies and outreach to enable individuals who have been incarcerated to transition successfully into their communities and to prevent relapse into the criminal justice system.

Among Ms. Walker’s extensive background in social justice, is service as a board member of the William Mitchell Reentry Clinic Advisory Board and past member of Governor Dayton’s Minnesota Sentencing Guideline Commission.  In 2016, she was named one of the “40 under 40” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for her contributions as a lobbyist, Second Chance founder and president of the Coalition for Impartial Justice.

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Candidate Forums Scheduled for 2018 Election

LWV Roseville Area is sponsoring Candidate Frums for the candidates running in area elections. The purpose of the Candidate Forum is to give voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues of importance to them in this election. The candidates will answer written questions from the public during these moderated events. Written questions will also be accepted via email until noon the day of the event at lwvrosevillearea@lwvmn.org.  The event is free and open to the public.  Here is the list of Candidate Forums:

Voting Information

The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office contains information that you may find helpful as the General Election nears.  Go to mnvotes.org to locate your polling location for the November 6 general election.  There  you can also find a sample of your ballot and a listing of candidates with links to their websites.  Be a voter!

LWV Observer Corps Training

Participants will receive a League button and learn about the purpose of observing local government meetings (city, school district, county), procedures for being a League observer, topics that we have positions on and how to report in after the meeting. Tuesday, September 11, 6:30-8 pm.  Lexington Park Building, 2131 Lexington Avenue N., Roseville.  Everyone is invited – new or experienced!  Bring friends.

Support for Assalam Mosque, President Sherry Hood

It was shocking to hear of the vandalizing of the Assalam Mosque in Maplewood on July 29th. The League of Women Voters Roseville Area, which includes Maplewood, condemns this kind of harassment. In our democracy, we support everyone's First Amendment constitutional right to the establishment of and free exercise of their religion. We offer our total support to the Assalam Mosque. 

LWV Roseville Area Marches in Canadian Days Parade

The League of Women Voters Roseville Area marched Sunday, August 6th in the Canadian Days Parade in Little Canada. It was a wonderful, fun event and the people of Little Canada came out in full force to view it. Kudos to a fabulous community that is part of our Roseville Area LWV.

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July-August 2018 Voter

This month's Voter is full of information on LWV Roseville Area activites past and future, and includes:

  • Articles by Rita Mills and Barb Anderson on events at the LWVUS National Convention in Chicago
  • An article by Megan Dahlberg about strategies to combat resistance to affordable housing in your community
  • Sherry Hood's first message as President about the LWVUS Convention
  • Details on July and August events, as well as the planned event calendar for the coming year

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