Doing All We Can Today to Make Our Cities More Sustainable Tomorrow - April 20, 2021

Want to recognize Earth Day without leaving home? Join us for an environmental forum with the Mayors from Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, and Roseville. Hear about actions taken the five area Cities to address climate change and implement their 2040 Comprehensive Plans and ask your questions. This event is sponsored by the Ramsey County Library and League of Women Voters of the Roseville Area. This event April 20, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. is hosted on the Ramsey County Library's Zoom platform. Please register in advance: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_81jN5ShnTtGnL_arz0dWLA

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CMAL Annual Meeting and Program - May 8, 2021

The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) 2021 Annual Meeting and Program will be held on May 8, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Program guest speakers: Anoka County Commissioner Mandy Meisner and Ramsey County Commissioner Victoria Reinhardt. Topic: County Government Visibility and Accountability. The business meeting will follow immediately after the program.

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April 2021 Voter

There is so much information in the April Voter. Here are some highlights...

  • President Barb Barany’s article on a membership approved amendment to our Bylaws, and our Board's proposed amendments to, and adding a procedure to, our Policies and Procedures
  • Just what goes into doing a League Study? See the Equitable Representation in City Commissions article
  • Donna Peterson and Barb Luck’s article on How to be Kind to the World
  • The proposed LWVRA 2021-2022 Budget

Discrimination in Housing Opportunities - Redlining March 23, 2021

Ramsey County Library has provided us with a link to the recording of this program.  This was a not-to-miss informative program.  Here is the link to view it. 

Join us on Tuesday, March 23 7:00 -8:30 PM for a discussion on Discrimination in Housing Opportunities:Redlining and Racial Covenants Then and Now. Co-hosted with Ramsey County Library Roseville, Kirsten Delegard, co-founder of Mapping Prejudice and Kari Collins, Ramsey County Community and Economic Development Director will help us understand how racial covenants were used in the past to discriminate, how the impacts of this discrimination still manifest today and what current barriers to equitable home ownership may be.

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March 2021 Voter

In this issue of The Voter, you will find information about:

  • The upcoming March event to help us understand how racial covenants were used in the past to discriminate, and the impacts today
  • Just what is the Minnesota Greenstep program
  • Canceling a racist history article by Jim DeBenedet
  • A recap of Paul Huffman’s Census, Redistricting, and Reform presentation providing answers to questions he was unable to answer at the event
  • New member Kathy Macomber

The 2020 Census, Redistricting and Reform, February 16, 2021

Paul Huffman, our presenter, made a pdf of his PowerPoint presentation available to us.  You will find it here.  If you were unable to attend the event life, you can view a recording of the event made by Ramsey County Library.  Click on this link.

Join us for this presentation where Paul Huffman, LWVMN Redistricting Coordinator, will give an overview of the legal requirements for redistricting, how it has historically been done in Minnesota, the potential for political manipulation and how Minnesotans can be involved in ensuring that the new maps are fair. This Zoom presentation on Tuesday, February 16, 7 - 8:30 pm is co-hosted by LWVRA and Ramsey County Library Roseville, Register at https://rclreads.bibliocommons.com/events/5fc672b41d94912f00a8ebb6

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A Statement from the League of Women Voters of Minnesota

LWVMN Statement in Defense of Democracy

On January 14, LWV Minnesota sent a letter to our MN Legislative leaders, seeking truth related to our 2020 elections and consequences for the baseless claims of voter fraud continuing to be reiterated by various people within our legislature. We were especially concerned about the growing evidence of possible violence being directed at elected and government officials prior to inauguration, and about the ongoing use of the baseless claims of voter fraud as a reason for this insurrection behavior.

Was this a partisan act? Being nonpartisan means we don't support any specific party or candidate. Equally, it means that we don't abandon our well-studied positions based on a legislator's party. We will continue to work with all legislators, regardless of party, to advance free and fair elections. And we will continue to hold accountable all legislators, regardless of party, who undermine democracy.

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February 2021 Voter

Check out the upcoming events and interesting articles in the latest issue of The Voter.

  • Two LWVRA (virtual) events: The 2020 Census, Redistricting and Reform on February 16 and Climate Change and Forests on February 22
  • Florence Sprague's article on What Does a Professional Look Like? 
  • In memory of two life members - Mary Duddleston and Lorraine Bernice Fischer
  • Priscilla Morton's article on Xcel community reports on how we are doing transitioning to clean energy    

Facts About Voter Records and Voter Validation

During this challenging time of claims of fraud in Elections, both in MN and nation-wide, it is helpful to have accurate information from authentic sources for oneself and to share and dispel falsehoods.  Provided for you from the MN Secretary of State’s Office are overviews of how voter records in MN are updated and how voter registrations are validated.  In addition, sites for discerning truth in media are offered:

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