CMAL December 2023 Newsletter

In this latest issue of the Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues (CMAL) newsletter find information on the upcoming quarterly meeting being held January 13, reporting on the CMAL Watershed Study thus far; information on the Metropolitan Governance Task Force study thus far, plus more.

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Fair & Secure Elections - November 14, 2023, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Unable to attend this excellent program? NineNorth has provided a link to the program:

Fair & Secure Elections: Behind the Scenes Navigation. Bill Ekblad, Election Security Navigator (Office of MN Secretary of State) will present and discuss his and the state's role in navigating the increasingly complex and technical world of information and election security, further challenged by Artificial Intelligence. 


League of Women Voters Minnesota - Thank you - november 5, 2023

The League of Women Voters Minnesota is so grateful to the excellent tribute shared by the Editorial Board of the Star Tribune. Our members are vital to our democracy, and we appreciate the great work our LWV teams continue to do to educate and engage our voters, even during local elections. Take a minute to read this Thank You to YOU - as our members and supporters! 


Windows and Mirrors - Thought Experiments - Florence Sprague - November/December 2023

This month I want each of us to create our own content by trying a couple of thought experiments.

It will be easiest to do these when you have some quiet moments. Some may want paper and pencil, but they are not required. Don’t judge yourself, just observe carefully. Try not to anticipate or predict; just observe.

Sit quietly. Close your eyes, if that helps you to focus.

Conversations with Constituents - October 26, 2023 - 6:30 PM

If you were not able to attend this event, here is the link to the recording: Conversation with the Constituents - Nine North 

LWVRA looks forward to welcoming State Legislators, Commissioners, and Mayors representing Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, and Roseville, to our annual Conversations with Constituents, on October 26, at the Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN 55113. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 


ISD 621 School Board Candidate Forum - October 2, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Mounds View ISD 621 School Board at New Brighton Community Center, Community Room A, 400 10th Street NW, New Brighton, 55112. In-person audience is welcome. View live online at  (cable channels 15 and 859). After the forum, it can be viewed at League member Florence Sprague will be moderating.

Nine of the 11 ISD 621 candidates have participated in the Candidates Speak Out at


ISD 623 School Board Candidate Forum - September 28, 2023 - 7:00 PM

EP council, mayor candidate forum is tonight - Eden Prairie Local NewsThe candidate forum can be viewed on LWVRA YouTube page:, media isd623: or NineNorth:

Four of the seven ISD 623 candidates have participated in the Candidates Speak Out at  

cmal august 2023 newsletter

In this latest issue of the Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues (CMAL) newsletter:

  • UMRR founding president, Gretchen Sable presented information on the Upper Mississippi River Region at the CMAL Annual Meeting in May;
  • Information on the 2023 Legislature establishing a Metropolitan Council governance task force

View the newsletter here