League Positions on Public Safety

Based on this study, discussions within the League, and our alignment and consensus process, LWVMpls has updated our positions on public safety and we will be educating voters and lobbying for action on these going forward.

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The Pilots

Efforts to Reimagine: The Pilots The Office of Performance and Innovation (OPI) is responsible for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of city services. At the July 24, 2020 City Council…

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Questions for Candidates

Whatever your own views on public safety in Minneapolis, you may want to have specific questions to ask of candidates for city offices.

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How to be an advocate

One of the biggest challenges for those wanting to make a difference is getting the attention of policy makers who have the power to enact laws and enforce existing policies that impact the community. 

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Mental Health Response & Co-Responders

Mental Health Response & Co-Responders Mental health encounters with police have a long history of ending in the deaths of mentally ill people. Many likely remember the case of Barbara…

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The Charter Amendments

The Charter Amendments In response to the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests and riots, five members of the Minneapolis City Council drafted an amendment to…

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State & Federal Legislation

State & Federal Legislation The 2020 Minnesota Legislation In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, House Rep. Carlos Mariani, chair of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and…

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