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.
LWV Roseville Area is sponsoring a candidates' forum for the Falcon Heights City Council Elections (7 candidates for 2 positions) on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 7:00 -8:30 p.m. It will be held at Falcon Heights City Council Chambers, 2077 Larpenteur Ave. W., Falcon Heights, MN 55113. Candidates are: Tom Brace, Ronald Dixon,Tony Fischer, Melanie Leehy, Mark Miazga, Paula Mielke and Michael Wade. All have agreed to participate. Florence Sprague has agreed to be the moderator. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Cecilia Warner ( email@example.com ) if you are willing and able to serve.
The forum will be televised live on Channel 15, and web streamed on CTV's website: ctvnorthsuburbs.org Channel 15 will replay Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 pm and 11 pm; Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 am; Monday, Oct. 2 at 9 pm; Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 5 am and 1 pm; Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 pm and Friday, Oct 6 at 1:30 am and 9:30 am.
Submit brief questions for the candidates in advance of the event by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter "Falcon Heights Candidate Forum" in the subject line.
The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) will host a panel of housing experts at an October 21 (Saturday) meeting. The League of Women Voters supports fair housing and equality of opportunity for housing for all persons. Speakers will discuss housing issues, including city comprehensive plan housing updates and the role of the Metropolitan Council. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Roseville Area League and Centennial Methodist Church.
- Chip Halbach, long-time Executive Director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership
- Gail Dorfman, Metropolitan Council Representative and Executive Director of St. Stephens Human Services
- Cathy Bennett, Housing initiative, Urban Land Institute
The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area will host a panel of experts who will discuss homelessness and the struggle to find stable housing.
- State Representative Peter Fischer, a Director at Avenues for Homeless Youth in Minneapolis
- Elaine Carnahan, Senior Career Counselor at Women Achieving New Directions (WAND) at Fairview Community Center in Roseville
- If available, people who have experienced homelessness will also participate.
The Sept. 19 meeting will be from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Little Venetian Restaurant, 2900 Rice St., Little Canada. A social hour and pasta buffet will begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Please reserve by Sept. 15 by mailing a check payable to "LWV Roseville Area" to Mindy Greiling, 2495 Marion St., Roseville, MN 55113. The program is free and open to the public.
Observer Training is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park Building (2131 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville). 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. Everyone is invited – new or experienced! Bring friends.
More than 30 people turned out for the Brews and Book Reviews event at Bent Brewstillery on Tuesday, July 25. We shared favorite books, authors and podcasts. We met new people and shared some laughs (and some beer). Great conversations!
A list of the recommended books can be found here.
The League of Women Voters Roseville Area will host a Brews and Book Reviews event on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bent Brewstillery, 1744 Terrace Drive, Roseville.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a recommended book for summer reading to share with others in attendance. Craft beers and non-alcoholic drinks are available. The event is open to the public. Join us for a relaxing evening sharing your favorite summer read and a beverage.
13th is a documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Nominated for a 2017 Academy Award for a feature documentary, 13th explores race in the United States criminal justice system. Titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery, the firm director argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated in the U.S. through mass incarceration. Join us fora viewing and discussion of this critically acclaimed film.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m. Roseville Library Community Room, 2180 Hamline Ave N. at County Road B.
Free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by LWV Roseville Area, Roseville Library and Do Good Roseville.
ACTION NEEDED: Monday, June 5, 6 p.m., Roseville Economic Development Authority (EDA) meeting, Council Chamber, 2660 Civic Center Dr. The EDA is comprised of city council members and will meet just prior to the regular City Council meeting Bonnie Koch will testify on behalf of our League. We need to show up in numbers to demonstrate support for the resolution being voted on that will enable the developer (Sands) to go forward with seeking state funds from the Minnesota HFA for lifecycle/affordable housing. WEAR YOUR LEAGUE BUTTON OR COME EARLY AND GET ONE.