Conversations With Constituents - January 23

What are the issues facing the 2018 Legislature? How are our communities dealing with affordable housing, health care, and budget challenges? Those questions, among other issues, are the focus of this year's "Conversations with Constituents" on Jan. 23, 2018, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Roseville Area. Please note the location change this year:  Maplewood City Hall's Council Chambers, 1830 County Rd B East.  Mayors, County Commissioners, and State Legislators will be on hand for timely conversations.  

The conversations will begin at 7 p.m. Come early at 6:30 pm. to meet and greet. The event is free and open to the public. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Immigrants - Participating in Minnesota's Future - Presentation

On Monday, November 13th,  Matt Schmit, former state senator and current adjunct instructor in economic competitiveness at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, discussed recent efforts undertaken in Minnesota to understand and emphasize the essential benefits of immigration to Minnesota’s workforce and economic competitiveness.  You can view the PowerPoint of his presentation here.

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Universal Single-Payer Health Care in Minnesota

On Thursday, November 16, Minnesota Senator John Marty discussed his proposal for statewide universal health care. The event was sponsored by Health Care for All Minnesota, and moderated by Mindy Greiling.. A written description of his plan can be found at MNHealthPlan.org..  You can view the video of his presentation on LWV Roseville Area's YouTube channel.  Here is the link.

 

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VoteSmart Presents Facts Matter - November 14

Tuesday, November 14 - VoteSmart presents Facts Matter.  Richard Kimball, founder and president of VoteSmart, will be presenting an hour-long multimedia talk on how we can cut through the fog of rumor, half-truths, propaganda, and outright lies to find out what we need to know about those who represent us, or who would.  The presentation will be Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55405.

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Women's History Lecture Series

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and Professor Jill Zahniser present a series of lectures on women’s history that shines a light on influential women who have made important contributions to our society and paved the way for future generations.  All lectures are at 7 pm at the Merriam Park Library.  For more information, see the website here

See Video of October 21 Housing Panel

Chip Halbach, recently retired, long-time Executive Director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership, and Gail Dorfman, Metropolitan Council representative and Executive Director of St. Stephen’s Human Services, discussed housing issues and the role of the Metropolitan Council on Oct. 21. The meeting was sponsored by the Council of Met-ropolitan Area Leagues, Centennial Methodist Church, and our League chapter.  CTV Channel 15 recorded the event, and it can be viewed on their website here.  

November 2017 The Voter

Articiles included in this month's Voter are:

  • A preview of November's unit meeting titled "Immigrants"  Participating in Minnesota's Economic Future
  • A message from President Rita Mills on the important work of the Voter Services Committee
  • Another timely message from Florence Sprague on understanding addiction and our attitudes towards it

To read the Voter, click here.

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