Electoral College - Is There Another Option? - February 18, 2020

The slide show is now available for viewingClick here to view.  Electoral College/National Popular Vote Compact—Is There Another Option for Choosing a President?  Karen Schaffer, LWV Roseville Area member and president of the Council of Metropolitan Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) will present.  Co-hosted with the Roseville Public Library; 6:30-8 p.m.; Roseville Public Library Community Room, 2180 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville.

To view the brochure with reasons why the Electoral College should be abolished, click here.  To view the proposed resolution to abolish the Electoral College, click here.  

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Civic Literacy 101 - Judicial Branch - March 10

Civics affects us every day, but its mechanics is often ignored or forgotten. Educating (or re-educating) yourself on the structure and rules of the government gives you the ability to become part of the decision-making process and create a positive impact on your government. Join us for the third part of this series which covers the Judicial Branch of our government.

The United States is renowned for having one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world. Everyday thousands of people, including law enforcement officers, lawyers, judges, and government officials take part in this system, hoping to settle disputes and work for justice.

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How Are Our Cities Addressing Environmental Issues? - March 24

How will cllimate change put stress on both city infrastructure and resident needs?  Do our cities have specific enrironmental review processes? How do 2040 Comprehensive Plans address climate change?  These and other questions will be addressed by Mayors or City Council members from Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville.  Tuesday, March 24, 6:30- 8:00 pm,  Roseville Library Community Room, 2180 N Hamline Avenue, Roseville.  Co-sponsored by Ramsey County Library.  Free and open to the public.

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February 2020 Voter

This issue of The Voter contains many articles, including:

  • A message from President Sherry Hood about the LWVUS Fair Maps campaign, and the February 14 Day of Action at the Capitol in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters
  • An article about why the data collected in the 2020 census matters
  • Recaps of the January programs, both Conversations With Constituents and the Council of Metropolitan Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL)

What You Need to Know About the New Presidential Nomination Primary

Date: March 3, 2020 (early voting by mail and in person begins January 17, 2020)

Polling Place Hours: 7 am-8 pm most locations. Check for exceptions at MNVotes.org.

Location: Find your polling place and learn how to vote early in person or by mail at MNVotes.org.

Why: To vote for a major party candidate for President of the United States

Early Voting Locations:  Ramsey County has provided a list of places to vote early in person: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/elections-voting/voters/vote-election-day/early-voting

Minnesota Precinct Caucuses

Minnesota's precinct caucuses will be held on February 25, 2020 at 7 pm.  Precinct caucuses are meetings organized by political parties to endorse candidates and build party platforms prior to general elections.  You can find where your local precinct caucus will be held by using the Precinct Finder Tool at mnvotes.org.

The League of Women Voters of Minnesota has created a document that describes the precinct process.  A link to the document can be found here.

January 2020 Voter

The January Voter is full of great information and photos.  Included are articles about:

  • A recap of the December Centennial/Holiday party, along with photos
  • An article about the Presidential Nomination primary
  • Several articles on upcoming events, including Conversations With Constituents on January 16
  • An article by Florence Sprague on non-violent demonstrations based on the Letter from Birmingham Jail written by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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