Previously Recorded Candidate Forum links:
- Roseville City Council: https://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/videos/lwv-roseville-cc/
- District 42 Senate and House A & B conducted by the LWV-White Bear Lake League: https://lwv-wbla.org/voter-services/candidate-forums/
- Maplewood Mayor & City Council: VOD Link: http://vod.maplewoodmn.gov/CablecastPublicSite/show/862?channel=1
- District 43 Senate and House A & B: VOD Link: http://vod.maplewoodmn.gov/CablecastPublicSite/show/863?channel=1
- Little Canada Mayor and City Council: https://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/videos/league-of-women-voters-candidates-forum-city-of-little-canada/
- District 66 Senate and House A & B: https://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/videos/league-of-women-voters-candidates-forum-senate-66-house-66a-66b/
- ISD 622 North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale School District: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XczG7Om1lg
In-person voting begins on Friday, September 18. There are several locations in Ramsey County that will hold in-person absentee voting. Go to the linked website or contact the municipality or county for directions and hours. Unless otherwise indicated, locations only issue absentee ballots for residents of that municipality.
Do you have questions about registering to vote, completing an absentee ballot and how to return it, election security or any other 2020 election related issue? In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, Michael Wall, Voter Outreach Specialist from the MN Office of Secretary of State, will respond to any and all voting questions.
As part of our year-long celebration of 100 years of the League of Women Voters, our League invited Dr. Josie Johnson and her co-author Carolyn Holbrook to speak at our Wednesday, September 16 meeting 6:30 - 8 pm. Due to personal circumstances, Dr. Johnson is unavailable to attend, but we are fortunate that Holbrook will cover both Dr. Johnson’s book as well as her own newly released book, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify. Both books are published by the University of Minnesota Press and are pertinent to our League anniversary and the times we live in, where we must continue fighting for voting and civil rights. This Zoom meeting is co-hosted by the Ramsey County Library - Roseville.
Here is a link to view the program in its entirely: https://www.rclreads.org/hope-in-the-struggle/
Here is a link to the video of this event recorded by Ramsey County Library: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/20681
League member Mindy Greiling’s memoir, Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker’s Fight for Her Son, will be the topic of discussion at the Tuesday, Oct. 20 League meeting. The book, which launches in October and is published by the University of Minnesota Press, chronicles her family's experience and legislative work in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Sue Abderholden, executive director for NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Minnesota’s largest provider of family and public education and support and the state’s strongest advocacy organization, will provide additional remarks about the book and our mental health system.
The meeting is co-sponsored by the Ramsey County Library - Roseville and NAMI Ramsey. League member Florence Sprague will moderate. Registration at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T71434l9TRq3IPjKuORdRg
Beginning August 6 through October 29, 7-8:30 pm via Zoom. LWV Roseville Area, Do Good Roseville and the Ramsey County Library are hosting a series of discussions called "Talking about Race" from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture (https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race) To register for the event on August 6, go to: rcleads. Each session is limited to 25 participants. Here are the dates and topics of discussion:
If you were unable to attend Secretary Simon's presentation, you can see a recording here.
Both national and local elections are being held in November 2020, but this is no ordinary election year. The health and safety demands of the coronavirus pandemic are affecting both voters and those planning and administering elections. Secretary of State Steve Simon will speak to the practicalities of administering an election in the time of COVID-19. What is the status of voting by mail in Minnesota? How do municipalities recruit and protect election judges? What accommodations and adjustments are being made this year? Listen and learn. Questions can be submitted by chat.
August 18, 2020, 6:30-8 p.m. / Zoom webinar co-hosted by Ramsey County Library-Roseville and LWV of Roseville Area. Free and open to all. Advance registration required. Register here..