The May/June Voter contained tips when writing advocacy letters. League members are reminded that when writing letters, sending emails or texts, or making phone calls, they are speaking as individuals, not for the League (they should not mention that they are League members in their communication). Only the president speaks in the name of the League.
If you would like to participate in advocacy at the national or state level as a League member, consider adding your name to "action alerts" that will come to your inbox and identify prioritized pending legislative issues that need your support. www.lwv.org/take-action https://www.lwvmn.org/take-action
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.
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.
The health and safety of our members is of the highest importance to League of Women Voters of Roseville Area. In accordance with CDC guidelines, we bring you the following information:
The following events have been cancelled or postponed:
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.
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.