February 20 - 5 Cities' Affordable Housing Goals

The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area will host a panel of city officials at the Tuesday February 20 meeting. Each speaker will explain the status of their city’s affordable housing goals that are being proposed as they update their comprehensive plans. League members studied affordable housing for the past two years and advocated for local cities to include needed affordable housing in their plans that are due to the Metropolitan Council this year.

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Minnesota Health Plan Event March 8

The Roseville Area Advocates for Minnesota Health Plan will host a viewing of the documentary “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” on March 8. The hour-long film makes a business case for major health care reform. League member Mindy Greiling will lead discussion afterwards.

LWVUS’s health care position includes support of the single-payer approach.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville.

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February 2018 Voter

This month's issue of The Voter is packed with information, including:

  • A recap of the January "Conversations with Constituents"
  • Information on the February 6 precinct caucuses
  • City Council and School Board meeting dates for Observer Corps

Redistricting, Democracy and the Census - March 20

What is redistricting and how does it affect me? How does it impact democracy? Will Minnesota lose a congressional district in the upcoming 2020 census? Speaker Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, Executive Director of Common Cause Minnesota will address these questions and more at a program co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the Roseville Library to be held from 6:30-8 pm in the Community Room of the Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville. Free and open to the public.

Video replay on Wednesday, March 21 9:30am at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3115 Victoria St. N., Roseville, MN.

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January 2018 Voter

This issue of The Voter includes articles about:

  • The upcoming event "Conversations with Constituents" on January 23
  • Passing the torch of editorship from Judy Berglund to Rachel Geiser
  • A history of LWV involvement in registering new voters at Naturalization Ceremonies

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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