The League of Women Voters Roseville Area assisted the Shoreview Library in securing a grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities to present a six-session public program, Becoming American, to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. This second session, Promise and Prejudice, will be held Thursday, December 13t
Our November 13th League meeting featured Jolie Wood, from the Ramsey County Policy and Planning Division, speaking on plans Ramsey County is already beginning to put in place to make sure that everyone counts. The meeting was 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Autumn Grove Park Building, 1365 Lydia Ave. W. Roseville (corner of Lydia and Hamline). The event is free and open to the public.
You can see the video of this presentation by going to our YouTube channel.
The Lillie Suburban Newspapers has compiled information on candidates for local elections. This includes information Mayoral and City Council Candidates for the cities of Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville. There is also information about the School Board Candidates in ISD 622 (North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale). Access the Lillie Suburban Newspapers link here.
The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office has compiled available candidate information for the Candidates running in Lauderdale. For City Council Candidates, click on this link. For the information on the Mayoral Candidate, click on this link.
If you were unable to attend the Candidate Forums for your community, you can see the video replay at the following links:
The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) presents a panel of experts who will answer questions about how the Metropolitan Council should be governed and what the current controversy is: Deb Dyson (Minnesota House legislative analyst), Keith Carlson (Executive Director of Minnesota Inter-County Association), C. Terrence Anderson (University of Minnesota Center for Urban & Regional Affairs), and Patricia Nauman or designee (Association of Metro Municipalities). This event is part of the CMAL process for evaluating its current positions on the Metropolitan Council and will be the subject of consensus questions in February 2019.
How does gun safety impact public health? Are sensible gun laws possible? Is there a place for agreement on this controversial subject? Join us on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2653 Victoria, Roseville (corner of Victoria and County Rd. C). Reverend Nancy Bence, Executive Director of Protect Minnesota, will discuss research, legislative possibilities and how Minnesotans can work together to reach consensus on gun safety. Free and open to the public.
If you missed the September 17 presentation we called "Fixing the Hole in Our Democracy - Ending Taxation Without Representation", you can visit the website Neighbors United for DC Statehood to learn more and to find out what you can do to help the 700,000 citizens of Washington D.C. attain full civil rights. A print version of the PowerPoint presentation can be found here.
On July 24, for the second summer in a row, League members gathered at Bent Brewstillery in Roseville for the Brews and Book Reviews event. The gathering organized by Rachel Geiser is a chance for others to recommend great books to those in attendance and hear about a number of other highly acclaimed works to add to their reading list.