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February 2020 Voter

This issue of The Voter contains many articles, including:

  • A message from President Sherry Hood about the LWVUS Fair Maps campaign, and the February 14 Day of Action at the Capitol in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters
  • An article about why the data collected in the 2020 census matters
  • Recaps of the January programs, both Conversations With Constituents and the Council of Metropolitan Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL)

January 2020 Voter

The January Voter is full of great information and photos.  Included are articles about:

  • A recap of the December Centennial/Holiday party, along with photos
  • An article about the Presidential Nomination primary
  • Several articles on upcoming events, including Conversations With Constituents on January 16
  • An article by Florence Sprague on non-violent demonstrations based on the Letter from Birmingham Jail written by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Novermber/December 2019 Voter

This issue of The Voter contains many articles, including:

  • Information on the November 19 program A Place for Everyone, which includes a panel on affordable housing.  
  • The Dinner Theater celebration: From Seneca Falls to South St. Paul on December 12 at Gulden's Restaurant.  
  • Recaps of two October events: Women in Politics and Why We Can't Afford Not to Have Health Care for All.
  • Florence Sprague's article about the need to assist people who have been incarcerated to reintegrate into society

October 2019 Voter

Some highlights of this issue include:

  • Information about the October 8 program Why We Can't Afford Not to Have Health Care for All.  Please note that the deadline for signing up for dinner is this Thursday (October 3).
  • An article titled Education- Chicken or Egg?  by Florence Sprague  on why education can't solve all societal problems.
  • An article by Donna Peterson detailing the new organics recycling programs in Roseville and Maplewood.
  • League events scheduled for the rest of the program year.

July - August 2019 Voter

This issue of The Voter is full of information about League and its activities.  Summer isn't just vacation time for League members.  It includes

  • Invitations to volunteer on several committees of League, including Centennial celebration, the census, CMAL, action/advocacy, and as election judges
  • Upcoming programs : Brews and Book Reviews in July, ERA Legislation in August, and Better Angels in September.
  • An article by Judy Stuthman about how League became the only organization authorized to register new citizens to vote at naturalization ceremonies in Minnesota
  • Encouragement from Florence Sprague to dig more deeply into why others hold the views they do if they don't agree with your own

May-June 2019 Voter

This issue of The Voter contains articles about past and future events, including:

  • Information on the Sustainability Tour at Macalester College's Markim Hall on June 5
  • The CMAL Annual Meeting on June 1 at the Ridgedale Library
  • Planning for a LWV Roseville Area presence in local summer parades
  • Recaps of April and May meetings and programs
  • An article by Florence Sprague on startiing discussions on health care from a place of agreement.  Or, as Florence puts it, "Step back from the most hotly-contested position to find the underlying common ground and build from there."

April 2019 Voter

Included in the April 2019 Voter are articles about:

  • Recaps of the excellent programs held in March (Elder Abuse, Civic Literacy 101 and the Becoming American film/discussion
  • An introspective message from Florence Sprague on the polarizing impact of certain words and communications, and the work of the organization Better Angels to provide opportunities to dialog.  In light of this, Florence faces a dilemma in how to discuss equity without using polarizing language.  That discussion will be continued in the next Voter.
  • A call for program ideas for the 2019-20 year.  Send them to Bonnie Koch, Program Committee chair.
  • Descriptions of the many events coming up in April and later.  

February 19 Voter

The February issue of the Voter contains information about many upcoming events that LWV Roseville Area is sponsoring:

  • February 14 - fourth in the Becoming American film series at the Shoreview Ramsey County Library (co-sponsors Do Good Roseville and Ramsey County LIbrary
  • February 19 - Presentation and discussion of report by CMAL on the Metropolitan Council, including consensus questions
  • February 19 - A breakfast co-sponsored with Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative to promote their new housing initiative for homeless students "Homework Starts at Home"
  • March 5 and April 2 - Civic Literacy 101, co-sponsors Do Good Roseville and Roseville Library

January 2019 Voter

The first Voter of 2019 is full of information on past as well as future events.  This issue includes:

  • Information on the Conversations with Constituents event that will be held on January 15
  • A call to participate in two committees 
    • an ad hoc census committee to support the 2020 Census
    • a standing Environmental Subcommittee under the Action/Advocacy umbrella
  • Florence Sprague's article about a recently published book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo. 

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