October 2016 Voter

In this issue of The Voter you'll find lots of information related to the coming election.  Also included:

  • Florence Sprague's synopsis and analysis of the book "It's Always a Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota published by the Minnesota Historical Society and edited by Sun Yung Shin
  • League's action to encourage ISD 623 to end the use of styrofoam trays
  • How you can affect climate change

Book Club - Can America Put Itself Back Together?

“A three-year, 54,000-mile journey reveals surprising sources of strength.” By James Fallows

Save the date…..and join in some thought provoking conversation!


Ramsey County Elections Presentation

Ramsey County elections manager Joe Mansky spoke at the September 6 meeting of the League of Women Voters Roseville Area.  The meeting was co-sponsored by the Ramsey County Library.  Mansky's talk was titled "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Ramsey County Elections."

To see a vimeo of the presentation created by CTV North Suburbs, click here.

Candidate Forums

LWV Roseville Area is conducting candidate forums in local races.  

See a complete listing of these events here.

To view the CTV video of the Little Canada Candidate forum, click here

To view the CTV video of the Lauderdale Candidate forum, click here

To view the CTV video of the Roseville Candidate forum, click here.

To view the GTN16 video of the ISD 622 Candidate forum, click here

To view the CTV video of the District 66 Candidate forum, click here



Before You Vote...Know the Facts

The Leage of Women Voters Minnesota has created a fact sheet regarding the proposed constitutional amendment that removes state lawmakers' power to set their own pay.

Get all the facts here.



Police Study

Beginning in summer 2015, our League conducted a year-long study of police services and trainings in our five cities. The officer trainings studied were those educating officers to avoid racial profiling and how to handle crises involving people with mental illness and domestic abuse situations.


Ally or Savior?

Florence Sprague, LWV Roseville Area member, has written timely articles about racism and implicit bias. In the February 2016 issue of the Voter, she addressed ways that white people can participate in solutions to the problems in relevent and meaningful ways. To read the article, click here.  

 In the March 2016 Voter, Florence gives more ideas on becomingn an ally.  Click here to read that article.