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Give to the Max; Support Democracy

Impressed with the work of LWVMpls and the increased voter turnout in the election? Did you appreciate early voting options so you could perform your civic duty and move on with the rest of your busy life? Now is your chance to support your favorite non-profit and beat the rush on Give to the Max…

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We, the People

LWVMpls member Joan Higinbotham hosts a monthly half hour program, We the People, which airs on the Minneapolis Telecommunications Network, Channel 16 on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 7:00 AM. Watch as she interviews experts on a new topic each month.  Find the latest program and some of the past interviews on this LWVMpls website…

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School Board Candidate Forum

Curious about what’s in store for Minneapolis Public Schools? Have your questions answered and hear the views of candidates for the School Board on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at South High School, 3131 19th Ave. So.  Candidates running at-large and those from districts 1, 3, and 5 have been invited.…

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Next Generation Voter Contributes to Site

LWVMpls received great feedback from a teacher and student about our Voter Information on this site. The young researcher also suggested we add information that she found useful from Ohio University on Kid’s Guide to the US Government. We are happy to oblige and hope teachers and students continue to send us feedback and suggestions.

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LWVMpls Comments on 2040 Plan

The LWVMpls feedback regarding the housing section of the 2040 Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan draft has been posted as an addendum to May’s Bonus Buzz.  It was approved by the Board of Directors at their May 16th meeting.

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Annual Meeting: Opportunity for Learning and Celebration

LWVMpls members and friends met on June 7 at the Folwell Park Recreation Center. Mayor Jacob Frey, shared how his vision for the city is evolving in these early months of his term and took questions from those attending. The Bess Mlnarik award was presented to Jennifer Johnson and 50 year members were acknowledged. After…

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Get Ready to Vote

Access info from the Voter Information drop-down menu above and watch this video from How to Vote in Every State to get ready for elections this year. August 14 is the Minneapolis primary election and November 6 the general election. Make sure you are registered and ready when you get to your polling place.

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CMAL Events in February

Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) Save the dates in February 2018! CMAL is co-sponsoring two events (with Golden Valley LWV and LWV of Crystal/New Hope/East Plymouth) about current issues surrounding the Metropolitan Council. “The Ideas Behind Development of the Metropolitan Council” Thursday,  February  8, 2018  7:00 p.m. Golden Valley Historical Society…

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Program Planning in February!

LWVMpls Program Planning Meeting Saturday, February 10, 9:00-12:00 Mayflower Church, 106 E Diamond Lake Rd Each year LWVMpls takes time to look at current issues to plan what it is we need to watch, look into, or study to be informed citizens. As a bonus this year, Superintendent of Minneapolis Schools Ed Graf is our guest speaker.…

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End Human & Sex Trafficking in Minnesota

The Department of Justice identified the Twin Cities as one of the nation’s 15 largest centers for child sex trafficking—a vast majority girls. Instances of human and sex trafficking are believed to increase around large events like Super Bowl, being held February 4 2018 in Minneapolis.

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