How does gun safety impact public health? Are sensible gun laws possible? Is there a place for agreement on this controversial subject? Join us on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2653 Victoria, Roseville (corner of Victoria and County Rd. C). Reverend Nancy Bence, Executive Director of Protect Minnesota, will discuss research, legislative possibilities and how Minnesotans can work together to reach consensus on gun safety. Free and open to the public.
On July 24, for the second summer in a row, League members gathered at Bent Brewstillery in Roseville for the Brews and Book Reviews event. The gathering organized by Rachel Geiser is a chance for others to recommend great books to those in attendance and hear about a number of other highly acclaimed works to add to their reading list.
Join a metro area coalition for Registering Riders to Vote (RRTV)- September 22! Our area League has been working with organizers from over a dozen groups in the Twin Cities to put together RRTV. It is a large-scale, non-partisan, voter registration drive, that will take place at 25 Metro Transit stops across the Twin Cities.
The Roseville Area Advocates for Minnesota Health Plan will host a viewing of the documentary “Big Pharma: Market Failure” on September 20. The 50-minute film explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the U.S. and how they impact the public, businesses and the economy. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Autumn Grove Park Building, 1395 Lydia Ave. W., Roseville.
LWV Roseville Area is sponsoring Candidate Forums for the candidates running in area elections. The purpose of the Candidate Forum is to give voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues of importance to them in this election. The candidates will answer written questions from the public during these moderated events. Written questions will also be accepted via email until noon the day of the event at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free and open to the public. Here is the list of Candidate Forums:
Participants will receive a League button and learn about the purpose of observing local government meetings (city, school district, county), procedures for being a League observer, topics that we have positions on and how to report in after the meeting. Tuesday, September 11, 6:30-8 pm. Lexington Park Building, 2131 Lexington Avenue N., Roseville. Everyone is invited – new or experienced! Bring friends.
The League of Women Voters Roseville Area marched Sunday, August 6th in the Canadian Days Parade in Little Canada. It was a wonderful, fun event and the people of Little Canada came out in full force to view it. Kudos to a fabulous community that is part of our Roseville Area LWV.
Refugee resettlement to the United States has been slashed over the last year and the number of new refugees entering the country is at a historic low. How are refugee resettlement groups navigating the political turmoil to help refugees start over in a new community?
In November 2016, 86% of Washington DC citizens voted to petition Congress for statehood for the residential and commercial parts of the city. Find out why statehood will give the residents of DC their first representation in Congress since 1801.
Parkland students were in the Twin Cities for events over the last week end of June which included a Town Hall Forum at Osseo High School. Two LWVRA members attended. A panel of Parkland and other student activists from Chicago, Milwaukee, and MN communities including, Rochester, Maple Grove, St. Paul, and Osseo responded to student moderator questions and audience questions. Discussion focused on reasons for gun safety and policies which need to be advanced along with ones (such as arming teachers) which the students believe make no sense nor positive difference. Gun violence occurs in many forms in addition to mass shootings ~~~ domestic violence, suicide, road rage, accidental shootings by and of toddlers, etc.