Conversations With Constituents - January 21, 2021

The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area will host its annual Conversations with Constituents on Thursday, January 21, in which local elected officials join League members and guests for informal group discussions of current topics of import in our communities.  

Invited are Ramsey County Commissioners from districts 1,2,3,7, and Minnesota Legislators representing the communities of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville. It will be a virtual event co-hosted by the Ramsey County Library - Roseville, whose Zoom platform will be used. Topics and questions to be answered will be submitted by League members prior to the event, and posted on the Zoom Q&A.

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November/December 2020 Voter

The November/December issue of The Voter contains lots of useful information. Here are a few highlights:

  • Upcoming events co-hosted on Zoom by LWV and Ramsey County Library - November 17: COVID-19 — Urgent Lessons for Public Health Reform; December 8: Discrimination in Housing Opportunities - Redlining and Racial Covenants Then and Now (flyers attached)
  • Opportunities to volunteer with our Action Advocacy Team and the LWVMN Firearms Study
  • A thought provoking article by Florence Sprague on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
  • Barb Luck's article gives us hints to preserving the environment by wasting less food 

COVID-19: Urgent Lessons for Public Health Reform - Video Available -November 17, 2020

If you were unable to join us on November 17 for this informative event, here is the link to the video recorded by Ramsey County Library-Roseville: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/22069

Join us on November 17th 6:30 - 8:00 pm on Zoom to focus on health policy lessons COVID-19 provides. Our current system is ill-prepared. People are losing employer coverage on top of those who are already without coverage. The pandemic points to the need for a system that addresses health disparities and covers everyone, without exception-a system that plans ahead to address public health needs efficiently. Co-sponsored by LWV Roseville Area and Ramsey County Library - Roseville.  Zoom meeting hosted by Ramsey County Library- Roseville.  Register in advance at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rJlj3Ma9QDCmsOLlvDpy8A.  

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October 2020 Voter

The October Voter is full of information you might find useful, including:

  • President Barb Barany's description of what it takes behind the scenes to organize Candidate Forums and other events
  • The Zoom program on the metro-area parks and trail system that the Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) will host on Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m. 
  • Checking out new members who have joined since January 2020
  • Voting resources and reminders from the Voter Services Committee
  • Upcoming October events, including Mindy Greiling's Mental Health Book Talk on October 20th. Flyer attached.

2020 Candidate Forums In September Videos Available

Previously Recorded Candidate Forum links:   

 

September 2020 Voter

This month's Voter is full of useful information:

  • For anything and everything that you need to know about voting in the November election, see the Voter Services articles
  • Priscilla Morton's article "Silent Spring - In a Good Way" is a reflection on how COVID-19 has had an effect on our air and sound pollution
  • Florence Sprague's article "After John Lewis"  encourages us to embrace discomfort in discussions about race
  • In "Getting to Know You,"  Rita Mills has put together a pictorial of our 2019 new League members
  • Don't forget to check out Future League Events on page 11

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