Good Neighborhoods: Real Life Mr. Rogers 1 – September 23, 2021

Everyone wants to live in a good neighborhood but what makes a good neighborhood? Who has access to them? What happens when some don’t have access to a "good" neighborhood? How do we sustain good neighborhoods?

The recording for the September 23 program - Part 1 of the Real Life Mister Rogers series co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Roseville Area, Do Good Roseville and Ramsey County Library's Zoom platform, is now online if you missed it or want to watch it again:  https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/37255. Feel free to share this recording link.

 

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CMAL July 2021 Newsletter

The latest issue of the CMAL newsletter contains an article about the new country government study, as well as a calendar of upcoming CMAL events. You can view the newsletter here.

Brews & Book Reviews - July 21, 2021

It’s turning into a tradition! The 5th annual LWV of Roseville Area Brews and Book Reviews event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. While we went virtual last year and had to raid our  respective coolers for a brew, this year we have reserved a room for the event at High Pines Brewing Company (https://www.highpinesbrewing.com), located at 2704 Snelling Ave. North in Roseville (the former Joe’s Crab Shack location).  Craft beers and non-alcoholic drinks from the brewery and a variety of food items from Tipsy Steer (https://tipsysteer.com/roseville/) are available for purchase.

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July - August 2021 Voter

This issue of The Voter contains many articles, including:

  • Recap of LWV State Convention with highlights from President Barb Barany’s speech, the Peggy Thompson Award, and the discussion and voting on whether to concur with the LWV of Utah’s position on Death with Dignity
  • Florence Sprague’s column on Matthew Desmond’s study on Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
  • Just what is the LWV UMRR ILO you ask? See Sherry Hoods article on this important organization
  • Member Spotlight on Barb Anderson

Windows and Mirrors - A Place to Call Home - Florence Sprague - July-August 2021

“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” Hafiz, Persian poet, 1315-1390

It’s a long time since I have been a renter. There are plusses and minuses to renting versus owning, both in terms of finances and responsibilities. But those questions and choices are irrelevant to many low-income renters in America.

In 2017, sociologist Matthew Desmond won a Pulitzer Prize, and other recognitions, for his searing study, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Though it was highly acclaimed, it did not make it to the top of my reading pile at the time. This year with pandemic related moratoria on evictions, news of gaps in those leading to loss of housing, the visible challenges of balancing the interests of landlords and low-income renters who may be essential workers, and more, it came to mind again.

May - June 2021 Voter

The May/June issue of The Voter is attached. Included are articles about:

  • Environmental Forum with our Mayors to hear about actions taken by our five area cities to address climate change
  • Florence Sprague’s essay Burdens Borne, with two perspectives on things carried by soldiers and shooting victims
  • City of Roseville considering the issue of organized trash hauling
  • League Study on Equitable Representation in City Commissions and Boards May 24 virtual consensus meeting

Doing All We Can Today to Make Our Cities More Sustainable Tomorrow - June 3, 2021

Ramsey County Library has provided us with a link to the recording of this program. Here is the link: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/30980

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 June 3, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. is hosted on the Ramsey County Library's Zoom platform. 

Tartan Seniors Register to Vote

The Voter Services Committee offered area high schools voter registrations when seniors picked up graduation caps and gowns. Schools were also provided eligibility requirements for students registering and information on how to register online. Tartan High School accepted the offer and Marcia Cheney, Gladys Jones, Karen Lake, and Florence Sprague volunteered May 13-14, with 111 students taking advantage of the opportunity.

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