Finding Common Ground on Gun Safety - October 16

How does gun safety impact public health?  Are sensible gun laws possible?  Is there a place for agreement on this controversial subject?  Join us on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2653 Victoria, Roseville (corner of Victoria and County Rd. C). Reverend Nancy Bence, Executive Director of Protect Minnesota, will discuss research, legislative possibilities and how Minnesotans can work together to reach consensus on gun safety.  Free and open to the public.

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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.  Voting is your personal power!  Use it.  Don't waste it.  Be a voter!

Wherefore the Metropolitan Council? - Saturday, October 20

The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) presents a panel of experts who will answer questions about how the Metropolitan Council should be governed and what the current controversy is: Deb Dyson (Minnesota House legislative analyst), Keith Carlson (Executive Director of Minnesota Inter-County Association), C. Terrence Anderson (University of Minnesota Center for Urban & Regional Affairs), and Patricia Nauman or designee (Association of Metro Municipalities).  This event is part of the CMAL process for evaluating its current positions on the Metropolitan Council and will be the subject of consensus questions in February 2019.

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October 2018 Voter

In the October 2018 issue of The Voter you will find:

  • Reflections by President Sherry Hood on several events held in the larger community 
  • A thoughtful essay by Florence Sprague on community engagement at any age
  • Reports on several sponsored events held in September
  • An updated schedule of events for the balance of the 2018-2019 year.

Washington D.C. Statehood

If you missed the September 17 presentation we called "Fixing the Hole in Our Democracy - Ending Taxation Without Representation", you can visit the website Neighbors United for DC Statehood to learn more and to find out what you can do to help the 700,000 citizens of Washington D.C. attain full civil rights.  A  print version of the PowerPoint presentation can be found here.

Voter Services Committee Expands to Serving Senior Residences

Members of the Voter Services Committee offered voter registrations and assistance with completing applications for Absentee Ballots at two Senior Care Residences, New Perspectives and Johanna Shores.  The most need was for help with Absentee Ballot Applications.  At New Perspectives, 9 residents were registered to vote and 19 assisted with Absentee Ballot Applications.  At Johanna Shores, 77 residents were assisted to apply for Absentee Ballots.  Those who volunteered for this effort were Rita Mills, Sherry Hood, Alana Howey, Donna Peterson, Beth Reinhart, Grace Gee, Brenda Himrich, Barb Luck, and Karen Lake.

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