Events

Brews and Book Reviews July 15

Back by popular demand is the 4th annual Brews and Book Reviews, however with a different look. BYOB&B might be a more appropriate description: Bring Your Own Beverage and Book!  LWV of Roseville Area will be hosting this event via Zoom on Wednesday, July 15, at 7 pm in your residence. Beverages will be available from your refrigerator! Details (Zoom link) will be emailed to you a day in advance. To get the link, RSVP by sending an email to lwvrosevillearea@lwvmn.org.
While you are invited to share a book, it is not required. In the past, some participants have come to get personal reading lists. In addition to not being physically at a brewery, we will begin the evening with some prepared quick reviews of books on racism, anti-racism, and history of the black experience, after which the Zoom room will be open to individuals sharing favorite reads. Mark your calendars now, and remember to RSVP to participate!

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Voting in the Time of COVID-19 August 18

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.  Registration information will be available soon.

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June 23 Environmental Field Trip

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 23, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. We are planning on holding the LWV of Roseville Area annual field trip at this time. On the trip we will learn about the work of the Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District. We’ll meet at the Watershed District Office at 9:30 a.m. (just west of Little Canada City Hall) to hear about the variety of ways storm water is managed and see a video of the projects undertaken. After the visit, we’ll carpool to Central Park Elementary School and then to Maplewood Mall to observe several projects in action.  After the tour, we are invited to the home of Cecelia Warner to see the native plant area in their backyard, helped by grant money from the watershed district.  Bring your brown bag lunch for a picnic. 

Please RSVP by June 15 to Donna Peterson (peter080@umn.edu) or Anne Haugan (ahaugan@usfamily.net

Social distancing and masks are expected as recommended in state guidelines,  However, just a reminder that following the guidelines reduces but does not eliminate the possibility of Covid-19 virus transmission.  Everyone needs to use their own judgement.  Do email Ann or Donna with questions or to sign up.  We hope to see you there!   

Annual Report and 67th Annual Meeting June 2, 2020

Greeting, Fellow Leaguers!

During these trying times, we hope you are able to stay healthy and safe, and that you can enjoy the little things in life.  Even though we cannot meet in person, and may not be able to do so for quite some time, we can still be a voice for democracy and voting rights.

In order to continue the work of League, we must organize our board and committees and honor our obligation to hold an annual meeting.  To that end, we plan to hold our annual meeting via Zoom, an on-line meeting tool.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  Members will be able to join in live using computers, tablets, smartphones and even landline telephones.  Those who are unable to join in live will be able to view a recording of the meeting from a link we will provide, and all eligible members will be able to vote via email on items that are put to member vote.

The Annual Report can be viewed here.  The items that members will be asked to vote on are:

Hope In The Struggle - Dr. Josie Johnson - September 16

Our April meeting featuring Dr. Josie Johnson and her co-author, Carolyn Holbrook, has thankfully been rescheduled to September 16.  Their talk is part of our year-long celebration of 100 years of the League of Women Voters and features Dr. Johnson’s book, Hope in the Struggle.

Dr. Johnson’s remarks will feature stories from her book that include her role in the League and elsewhere advocating for voting rights, including making brave trips to the South to register voters during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  6:30 - 8:00 pm.  Ramsey County Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. N, Roseville, MN  55113.  Co-hosted by Ramsey County Library.  Free and open to the public.

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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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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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