My Story, My Truth: Film and Discussion May 24

Everyone has a story to tell, and when you create opportunities for those stories to be told and listened to, something amazing starts to happen.  In early January, 20 men and women of color sat down at CTV Studios in Roseville to speak about a time when they have been personally discriminated against and how it has shaped their lives.  These stories have been turned into a film by CTV. 


Fairview Alternative High School Voter Registration May 3

The League of Women Voters, Roseville Area, will be offering voter registration to students and parents on the evening of Thursday, May 3rd, during Family Conferences Night at Fairview Alternative High School.  People are encouraged to register and then Be A Voter!  Below are the requirements to register:

  • Be 18 by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Minnesota
  • Have a valid ID to show, a MN Driver's Lilcense, Permit, or a MN ID card number
  • If none of the above IDs, know the last four digits of your Social Security number

If a person has a Driver's License but forgets it, the Social Security number cannot be used, but a registration form may be taken to complete and mail in.  On-line voter registrations, as well as same-day registration at the polls are also a means to register.

April 2018 Voter

The latest issue of The Voter contains articles about:

  • The April 17 meeting, whose topic will be Minnesota's Next Steps to Renewable Energy
  • Information on the May 1 Annual Meeting
  • Work of the Voter Services committee in registering new voters
  • Reflections on the March for Our Lives rallies in St. Paul and Baltimore

plus many more.


Resources About Redistricting, Gerrymandering and the Census

A lively discussion was held during the March 20 event on topics of Redistricing, Democracy and the Census.  Our speaker was Alberder Hampton-Gillespie, from the board of Common Cause Minnesota, and she explained the concept and process of redistricting, what the problems associated with it are, and how the census affects it.  You will be able to view a video of the presentation and discussion on our YouTube channel soon.  In addition, Common Cause Minnesota provided documents that you may be interested in:

Annual Meeting Set for May 1

The Annual Meeting of the Roseville Area League of Women Voters is set for Tuesday, May 1, at Little Canada City Hall, 515 Little Canada Road East. A social hour will begin at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The business meeting will begin at 7 pm.

Members will elect new officers, approve a budget, and set the local program for the 2018-19 year.

This year, we are offering a full dinner featuring roast pork for $25. A vegetarian option is also available for that price.


March 2018 Voter

The March issue of The Voter includes articles about:

  • The March 20 meeting on Redistricting, Democracy and the Census
  • An update on one outcome of the League's 2015-16 police study
  • An interview with League member Nancy Bruggeman, who has acted as an observer at ISD 623 school board meetings

5 Cities Discuss Affordable Housing Goals - Newspaper and Video

The Lillie News newspapers carried an extensive article about the February 20 panel discussion by city leaders on affordable housing goals of their respective cities.  You can view the article by Mike Munzenrider on their website here.

To view the videos of the presentation where officials shared their cities' affordable housing goals in their comprehensive plan updates, visit our YouTube channel. 


Minnesota's Next Steps to a Clean Energy Economy - April 17

In observance of Earth day, the League of Women Voters Roseville Area will host a symposium celebrating steps Minnesota is taking toward energy efficiency as they affect air and water quality and our economy through lower costs and job creation.  Featured speaker is acclaimed climate and energy policy expert J. Drake Hamilton, Fresh Energy Science Policy Director.  Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine named her “one of Minnesota’s 100 influential people who make things happen.”  She will highlight how solar and geothermal usage can affect a typical home in our community.

The Tuesday, April 17 meeting will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2561 N. Victoria, Roseville.  The event is free and open to the public.