Environmental Subcommittee Member Donna Peterson
LWVRA Environmental Subcommittee and Resilient Roseville are responsible for the city of Roseville enrolling in Excel’s Partners In Energy program. One of the results is the development of the Energy Action Team within Partners In Energy that made significant recommendations to the City of Roseville. The chair of the LWVRA Environmental Subcommittee is Donna Peterson who was selected to be a member of that team. You can learn more about this at CityOfRoseville.com/Partners-in-Energy.
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.
Extraordinary Women Field Trip - August 19, 2021
Mark your calendar! The typical June LWV-RA field trip will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, at the Minnesota History Center, featuring the ExtraOrdinary Women exhibit. https://www.mnhs.org/historycenter Details:
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.
July - August 2021 Voter
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.