Minnesota faces a future of jobs going unfilled because of a shrinking population. Immigrants have played an important role in our economy. The League of Women Voters Roseville Area will host a presentation on the role immigrants will play as Minnesota is challenged to create new jobs and preserve and promote its economic future.
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.
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.
Feeling frustrated with the government in Washington or locally? Seeking avenues to work for change?
Make Your Voice Heard: Getting to Know the League of Women Voters, an evening to learn how to mobilize, will be offered by the Roseville Area League on Tuesday, October 17, at the Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Drive in Maplewood, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
League members and a local Minnesota State Senator will address how the League impacts public policy. The program will also address voter education and current advocacy initiatives of the Roseville Area League, which includes cities of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville. Join us to find out how you can make a difference. Free and open to the public.
LWV Roseville Area is sponsoring a candidates' forum for the Falcon Heights City Council Elections (7 candidates for 2 positions) on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 7:00 -8:30 p.m. It will be held at Falcon Heights City Council Chambers, 2077 Larpenteur Ave. W., Falcon Heights, MN 55113. Candidates are: Tom Brace, Ronald Dixon,Tony Fischer, Melanie Leehy, Mark Miazga, Paula Mielke and Michael Wade. All have agreed to participate. Florence Sprague has agreed to be the moderator. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Cecilia Warner ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you are willing and able to serve.
The forum will be televised live on Channel 15, and web streamed on CTV's website: ctvnorthsuburbs.org Channel 15 will replay Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 pm and 11 pm; Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 am; Monday, Oct. 2 at 9 pm; Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 5 am and 1 pm; Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 pm and Friday, Oct 6 at 1:30 am and 9:30 am.
Submit brief questions for the candidates in advance of the event by sending an email to: email@example.com. Enter "Falcon Heights Candidate Forum" in the subject line.
The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) will host a panel of housing experts at an October 21 (Saturday) meeting. The League of Women Voters supports fair housing and equality of opportunity for housing for all persons. Speakers will discuss housing issues, including city comprehensive plan housing updates and the role of the Metropolitan Council. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Roseville Area League and Centennial Methodist Church.
- Chip Halbach, long-time Executive Director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership
- Gail Dorfman, Metropolitan Council Representative and Executive Director of St. Stephens Human Services
- Cathy Bennett, Housing initiative, Urban Land Institute