The Civic Buzz meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Black Forest Inn Banquet Room, Nicollet Avenue S. at 26th St. W. in Minneapolis. We gather at 5:30. You can order drinks and food and we begin our meeting at 6:15 and end at 7:30. Each month we have a speaker followed by discussion. Each month will have a new topic/issue for discussion. Anyone interested in discussing pressing topics related to citizen engagement are invited. A discussion with the League of Women Voters 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. Civic Buzz is co-sponsored by Whittier Alliance.
Every ten years our Congressional district boundaries are redrawn. What can we do to ensure districts are drawn to fairly represent our citizens and provide opportunities for competitive elections?
Our speaker, Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, is the executive director for Common Cause Minnesota. Before joining Common Cause Minnesota in August 2016, Annastacia worked as Legislative Director for a Minnesota state agency; the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (MCLA). MCLA advises and informs the Governor’s Office, Legislative branch and community stakeholders on matters of importance to Latino Minnesotans.
Common Cause Minnesota fights to give all Minnesotans a more equitable voice in their local government, regardless of what community they live in, by building a grassroots movement to fundamentally change the inequities of the political system.
- Redistricting Discussion Guide – download
- Redistricting Matters – Common Cause Minnesota (CCMN)
- Lori Sturdevant Article
- David Shultz in Star Tribune