Opportunity to Make a Difference

Roseville Area Schools kicked off an initiative called Partners for the Future on November 15. This initiative provides community members with opportunities to connect with and support youth in the district.  After a welcome from Superintendent Aldo Sicoli, R.T. Rybak, CEO and President of The Minneapolis Foundation, and Peter Olson-Skog, Assistant Superintendent, explained the reasons for the need to make more intentional and effective connections with students. 

November 2016 Voter

This month's Voter contains some interesting articles, including:

  • An article about Ann Berry and the contributions she made to the community while a League member
  • Information on League's recent activities educating voters and young people
  • Another interesting article by Florence Sprague and the "push and pull" factors that contribute to immigration

Sen. John Marty

See the video of Senator John Marty speaking at the October 18, 2016 unit meeting.  "It's Called an Election, Not an Auction".

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Unit Meeting November 15 & 16 - In Our Own Backyard

Research Scientist with Wilder Research, Ellen Shelton, will speak at the Nov. 15 meeting of the League of Women Voters of Roseville Area.  Shelton’s speech is titled “In our own backyard:  Homelessness and affordable housing.” League members are studying affordable housing and its availability in our five cities this year.  Shelton’s talk will include a focus on St. Paul and its suburbs. The meeting is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of St. Paul.

 

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Voter Education

Judy Stuthman, Sherry Hood, Cecilia Warner and fellow LWV members presented history of voting rights, explanation of voting process, assisted in voter registration and location of polling places at Roseville Adult Learning classes.

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Ann Berry

Longtime League member Ann Berry passed away on Monday, October 17.  Several years ago, Ann wrote about her League experiences for our Memoir Project.  You can read what she wrote by clicking on this link.    To read more about the Memoir Project, go to the "About Us" tab on the web page.

League Promotes Its Mission

LWV members Sherry Hood, Judy Stuthman and Martha O'Toole were presenters to Roseville Area High School's American Studies classes on the history of Voting Rights and New Citizenship process in the U.S.  All RAHS seniors take this eleven-week American Studies class.

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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

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