Newsletter

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

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

April 2021 Voter

There is so much information in the April Voter. Here are some highlights...

  • President Barb Barany’s article on a membership approved amendment to our Bylaws, and our Board's proposed amendments to, and adding a procedure to, our Policies and Procedures
  • Just what goes into doing a League Study? See the Equitable Representation in City Commissions article
  • Donna Peterson and Barb Luck’s article on How to be Kind to the World
  • The proposed LWVRA 2021-2022 Budget

March 2021 Voter

In this issue of The Voter, you will find information about:

  • The upcoming March event to help us understand how racial covenants were used in the past to discriminate, and the impacts today
  • Just what is the Minnesota Greenstep program
  • Canceling a racist history article by Jim DeBenedet
  • A recap of Paul Huffman’s Census, Redistricting, and Reform presentation providing answers to questions he was unable to answer at the event
  • New member Kathy Macomber

February 2021 Voter

Check out the upcoming events and interesting articles in the latest issue of The Voter.

  • Two LWVRA (virtual) events: The 2020 Census, Redistricting and Reform on February 16 and Climate Change and Forests on February 22
  • Florence Sprague's article on What Does a Professional Look Like? 
  • In memory of two life members - Mary Duddleston and Lorraine Bernice Fischer
  • Priscilla Morton's article on Xcel community reports on how we are doing transitioning to clean energy    

January 2021 Voter

The January issue of The Voter is full of information that may be of interest to you, including:

  • The annual Conversations with Constituents on January 21, using the Zoom format
  •  Anne Haugan and Donna Peterson’s article on Starting 2021 with Good News for the Environment
  • Voter Services impressive November election percentages and new citizenship ceremonies and voter registrations event data
  • Florence Sprague sharing words of some amazing Americans to energize us as we enter the new year

November/December 2020 Voter

The November/December issue of The Voter contains lots of useful information. Here are a few highlights:

  • Upcoming events co-hosted on Zoom by LWV and Ramsey County Library - November 17: COVID-19 — Urgent Lessons for Public Health Reform; December 8: Discrimination in Housing Opportunities - Redlining and Racial Covenants Then and Now (flyers attached)
  • Opportunities to volunteer with our Action Advocacy Team and the LWVMN Firearms Study
  • A thought provoking article by Florence Sprague on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
  • Barb Luck's article gives us hints to preserving the environment by wasting less food 

October 2020 Voter

The October Voter is full of information you might find useful, including:

  • President Barb Barany's description of what it takes behind the scenes to organize Candidate Forums and other events
  • The Zoom program on the metro-area parks and trail system that the Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) will host on Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m. 
  • Checking out new members who have joined since January 2020
  • Voting resources and reminders from the Voter Services Committee
  • Upcoming October events, including Mindy Greiling's Mental Health Book Talk on October 20th. Flyer attached.

September 2020 Voter

This month's Voter is full of useful information:

  • For anything and everything that you need to know about voting in the November election, see the Voter Services articles
  • Priscilla Morton's article "Silent Spring - In a Good Way" is a reflection on how COVID-19 has had an effect on our air and sound pollution
  • Florence Sprague's article "After John Lewis"  encourages us to embrace discomfort in discussions about race
  • In "Getting to Know You,"  Rita Mills has put together a pictorial of our 2019 new League members
  • Don't forget to check out Future League Events on page 11

July - August 2020 Voter

This issue of the Voter is so full of information, that it's difficult to do it justice in a summary.  

  • Two upcoming LWVRA (virtual) events Brews and Book Reviews on July 15 and Voting in Time of COVID-19 with Secretary of State Steve Simon on  August 18
  • President Barb Barany's message that outlines the focus of our League for the coming year
  • An essay from Florence Sprague rich with recommendations for doing our own work and informing ourselves about the many aspects of racism
  • An article from Barb Luck that suggests that a greater reliance on a plant-based diet will improve both our health and the planet
  • Karen Lake gives updates on Absentee Voting and Vote by Mail
  • A recap of the June environmental field trip touring the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District

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