September Civic Buzz
LWVMpls Black Forest Inn Discussion Meeting
Free and Open to the Public
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Do We Need More Amendments?
This year two citizen petitions have been submitted proposing amendments to the Minneapolis City Charter, one relating to police liability insurance and the second relating to a municipal minimum wage. Why are we seeing more ballot initiatives in the voting booth? Let’s discuss if and why we need them, when they are appropriate, and how they change the way we govern.
Our guest speaker will be David Schultz. Mr Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science who teaches American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, and government ethics. David is also a professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law where he teaches election law. David is an author and is regularly interviewed and quoted in the local, national, and international media. He is also a former board president and executive of Common Cause Minnesota.
The Civic Buzz meets the first Tuesday of each month
5:30 pm Gather and Networking
6:15 pm Speaker
6:30-7:30 pm Questions and Discussion
Black Forest Inn Banquet Room
Nicollet Avenue South at 26th St. W.
We gather at 5:30 in Black Forest Inn’s banquet room. You can order drinks and food and we begin our meeting at 6:15. Each month we have a speaker followed by discussion. Each month will have a new topic/issue for discussion.
All LWVMpls members are invited along with their friends and anyone interested in discussing pressing topics related to citizen engagement. Topics studied and discussed in the past year were the Voting Rights Act, Amending the U.S. Constitution, and Money in Politics, School Culture, Winning Campaigns, and Voter Turnout.
We would love to have you join us. A discussion with our organization means that all voices are heard and we take opinions seriously. In the end, we all learn something new and hopefully have a broader understanding of the issues.