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

October 2017 Voter

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

  • A calendar of upcoming programs for this year
  • Information on the newly trained "Oberver Corps" designed to monitor local governents for issues relevent to League
  • An article by Florence Sprague about food insecurity and its causes

Voter Registration Events

There are two voter registration events coming up. 

  • Sunday, September 24 at the Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Avenue North, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m
  • .Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Do Good Roseville-sponsored Volunteer Community Fair at Fairview Community Center, 1910 County Road B W.

League Fall Kick Off Meeting Highlights Affordable Housing Needs

State Representative Peter Fischer, a Director at Avenues for Homeless Youth in Minneapolis and Elaine Carnahan, Senior Career Counselor at Women Achieving New Directions (WAND) at Fairview Community Center in Roseville spoke to over 50 League members and guests about the need for affordable housing Sept. 19.  Fischer works with young people and Elaine focuses on families.

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