After the March...What's Next?

On January 21, 2017 millions of women and men around the world, including close to 100,000 in Minnesota, joined together to make their voices heard.  Many now are asking “What’s Next?  What can we do so we don’t lose our momentum?”

Here are some suggestions from the League of Women Voters U.S.

  • Join the League of Women Voters.  League is a group of engaged and caring individuals trying to make a difference in their communities.
  • Register to vote, and encourage your friends to do so
  • Make a donation to League
  • Call/write your congressional and legislative representatives to make them aware of your views.

To sign up to receive updates on State legislation, you can electronically subscribe to the one of a number of publications distributed by the House and Senate.  To access the Legislature’s website where you can do so, click here.. 

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Women's March on Washington, Women's March Minnesota

The League is proud to partner with the Women's March on Washington - Saturday January 21. As women and defenders of our democracy, there is more that unites us than divides us. We march for voting rights. We march to reform money in politics. We march for health care. We march for the environment.  Here is a link to the Women's March on Washington.

If you are unable to march in Washington, D.C., you can participate in the Women's March Minnesota, which culminates with a rally at noon at the State Capitol.  

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January 2017 Voter

Included in this month's Voter are articles about:

  • Upcoming "Conversations With Constituents" event
  • LWV Roseville Area position on the Women's March in Washington, DC and elsewhere
  • Article by Florence Sprague on the First Amendment regarding religious freedom 

2017 Conversations With Constituents January 18

…coming soon

The LWV Roseville Area annual “Conversations with Constituents” will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Falcon Heights City Hall.  This year guests will include members of Districts 621, 622, 623 School Boards, Ramsey County Commissioners, and the Metropolitan Council .  Public is invited.  This evening provides League members and the public an opportunity to ask questions of  and interact with some of our local elected and policy-making officials.  (See video clips from the 2016 event.)

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Unit Meeting February 21 and 22 - Housing Panel

League of Women Voters of Roseville Area will host a panel of housing experts at the February 21 meeting. Speakers will discuss “How to have fair housing for all our community members.” League members are studying affordable housing and its availability in the cities of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville.  The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., and will take place at Centennial Methodist Church, 1524 W. County Rd. C-2 in Roseville.  The meeting is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of St. Paul and Centennial Methodist Church.  The event is free and open to the public.

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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

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