LWVMpls is starting a new discussion group! We are meeting the second Tuesday of every month at the Black Forest Inn located on the corner of Nicollet Avenue South and 26th St. W.
We will gather at 5:30 in Black Forest Inn’s meeting room. You can order drinks and food and we will begin our meeting at 6:15. Each month there will be a different topic to discuss. Some months we will have a guest speaker, some months we will rely on a member to lead the discussion.
All LWVMpls members are invited along with their friends and anyone interested in discussing issues that can be affected by government. Topics studied and discussed in recent months were the Voting Rights Act, Amending the U.S. Constitution, and Money in Politics.
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.
On February 9th, we will be discussing why many young Americans are not interested in running for office. Our discussion will be based on the book: Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned off to Politics by Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox. You do not need to read the book to come to the discussion—most especially if you are one of those young people who may or may not be “turned off to politics.” Or, Jennifer Lawless discusses the topic at a Westminster Town Hall forum in October. Stream it at: www.booktv.org
Our guest speaker will be Matthew Bergeron. Matthew has managed or consulted on numerous state legislative races, served as field staff for a gubernatorial campaign, and in 2013-14 sought the DFL endorsement for Minnesota House District 64B. He will give us his perspective on running for office.