Interview With Secretary of State Steve Simon Regarding Mail-In Voting

The Civic Caucus is known for its in-person interviews.  In this time of Safe At Home, they have transitioned to Zoom interviews.  In their latest, the April 24,2020 interview of Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon addresses the issues of assuring that Minnesotans could vote safely in both the August primary election and the November election.     

Make Every Day Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day April 22.  As people did in 1970, we can make our voices heard and act responsibly with the environment.  On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, because of social distancing, there won’t be millions of people across the country marching to support environmental improvements. Ironically, we will reduce carbon emissions by not driving, while millions of people unite online to draw attention to the environmental crisis. If you want to help make history, you can watch Earth Day Network’s online teach-ins, follow social media campaigns, or watch live coverage of global digital mobilizations at earthdaylive.org. Another link for Earth Day activities is mnearthday.org

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April 2020 Voter

The April 2020 Voter contains information about LWV events and other information:

  • President Sherry Hood's message about postponement of the LWV Annual meeting and cancellation of other events
  • Mary Peterson's recap of Civics 101 - The Judiciary program in February
  • Florence Sprague's article about the state of our economy and comparisons to that of 30 years ago
  • A spotlight article about lifetime member Carolyn Cushing
  • A request for input from members on a possible League study in 2020-2021
  • A reminder to renew your League membership online.  Use this link: https://www3.thedatabank.com/dpg/601/donate.asp?formid=RosevilleMember
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March 2020 Voter

The March 2020 Voter contains information on events past and future, including:

  • March 10 Civic Literacy 101 - The Judiciary and March 24 event on the Environment 
  • Recaps of February CMAL, Day of Action and Electoral College program
  • Engagement/volunteer opportunity with the Rock What You Got Women's Expo
  • Program calendar for the rest of the year

LWVMN State Council meeting will be Saturday, April 25th in Golden Valley!  The Council will contain an abundance of information to help our local League and its committees and interests. Please register at https://www.lwvmn.org/council-2020  The cost is $75. That includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Also, please let LWVRoseville Area know if you plan on attending! Or email:  sherrychood@icloud.com 

Civic Literacy 101 - Judicial Branch - March 10

Civics affects us every day, but its mechanics is often ignored or forgotten. Educating (or re-educating) yourself on the structure and rules of the government gives you the ability to become part of the decision-making process and create a positive impact on your government. Join us for the third part of this series which covers the Judicial Branch of our government.

The United States is renowned for having one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world. Everyday thousands of people, including law enforcement officers, lawyers, judges, and government officials take part in this system, hoping to settle disputes and work for justice.

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How Are Our Cities Addressing Environmental Issues? - March 24

How will cllimate change put stress on both city infrastructure and resident needs?  Do our cities have specific enrironmental review processes? How do 2040 Comprehensive Plans address climate change?  These and other questions will be addressed by Mayors or City Council members from Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville.  Tuesday, March 24, 6:30- 8:00 pm,  Roseville Library Community Room, 2180 N Hamline Avenue, Roseville.  Co-sponsored by Ramsey County Library.  Free and open to the public.

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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)

Electoral College - Is There Another Option? - February 18, 2020

The slide show is now available for viewingClick here to view.  Electoral College/National Popular Vote Compact—Is There Another Option for Choosing a President?  Karen Schaffer, LWV Roseville Area member and president of the Council of Metropolitan Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) will present.  Co-hosted with the Roseville Public Library; 6:30-8 p.m.; Roseville Public Library Community Room, 2180 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville.

To view the brochure with reasons why the Electoral College should be abolished, click here.  To view the proposed resolution to abolish the Electoral College, click here.  

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