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.
- Thursday, November 16, 7:30 pm
- Falcon Heights City Hall
- 2077 Larpenteur Ave W
- Falcon Heights, MN 55113
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.
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.