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The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
What are the issues facing the 2018 Legislature? How are our communities dealing with affordable housing, health care, and budget challenges? Those questions, among other issues, are the focus of this year's "Conversations with Constituents" on Jan. 23, 2018, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Roseville Area. Please note the location change this year: Maplewood City Hall's Council Chambers, 1830 County Rd B East. Mayors, County Commissioners, and State Legislators will be on hand for timely conversations.
The conversations will begin at 7 p.m. Come early at 6:30 pm. to meet and greet. The event is free and open to the public. The public is encouraged to attend.
The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area will host a panel of city officials at the Tuesday February 20 meeting. Each speaker will explain the status of their city’s affordable housing goals that are being proposed as they update their comprehensive plans. League members studied affordable housing for the past two years and advocated for local cities to include needed affordable housing in their plans that are due to the Metropolitan Council this year.
On Monday, November 13th, Matt Schmit, former state senator and current adjunct instructor in economic competitiveness at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, discussed recent efforts undertaken in Minnesota to understand and emphasize the essential benefits of immigration to Minnesota’s workforce and economic competitiveness. You can view the PowerPoint of his presentation here.
On Thursday, November 16, Minnesota Senator John Marty discussed his proposal for statewide universal health care. The event was sponsored by Health Care for All Minnesota, and moderated by Mindy Greiling.. A written description of his plan can be found at MNHealthPlan.org.. You can view the video of his presentation on LWV Roseville Area's YouTube channel. Here is the link.
Tuesday, November 14 - VoteSmart presents Facts Matter. Richard Kimball, founder and president of VoteSmart, will be presenting an hour-long multimedia talk on how we can cut through the fog of rumor, half-truths, propaganda, and outright lies to find out what we need to know about those who represent us, or who would. The presentation will be Tuesday, November 14th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenwood Community Center, 2101 W Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55405.
Please join former Rep. Mindy Greiling for a Conversation with Senator John Marty about the need for Universal, Single-Payer Health Care in Minnesota.
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and Professor Jill Zahniser present a series of lectures on women’s history that shines a light on influential women who have made important contributions to our society and paved the way for future generations. All lectures are at 7 pm at the Merriam Park Library. For more information, see the website here.
Chip Halbach, recently retired, long-time Executive Director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership, and Gail Dorfman, Metropolitan Council representative and Executive Director of St. Stephen’s Human Services, discussed housing issues and the role of the Metropolitan Council on Oct. 21. The meeting was sponsored by the Council of Met-ropolitan Area Leagues, Centennial Methodist Church, and our League chapter. CTV Channel 15 recorded the event, and it can be viewed on their website here.