We are a volunteer-driven organization and we only thrive when our members engage in activities and take on the responsibilities of leadership. The Nominations Committee is starting to fill positions for 2020-21 and your skills are needed. This is your chance to play a role in making democracy work, meet new friends and maybe even…

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  This Valentine’s Day February 14, we welcome LWVMN members and any guests interested in empowering voters and defending democracy! SCHEDULE OF THE DAY: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Arrival, networking, meeting League members! Scheduled from 10:30 to 1:00 Learn about LWV’s “People Powered Fair Maps campaign. Celebrate LWV’s 100 years in a unique way.…

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Winners of the 2019 U of Mn’s College of Education and Human Development Distinguished Alumni Awards were recently announced and LWVMpls’ own Alice Moormann is among them.  “The award honors CEHD alumni who have excelled in their fields and contributed greatly to their communities. Award recipients belong to a wide range of academic disciplines and…

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On November 5th, over 230 members and friends joined together to celebrate 100 years of the League of Women Voters Minneapolis and enjoy delightful snacks and drinks while hearing from special guests Laura Bloomberg, Dean of the Humphrey School of Public Policy, John Gordon, Executive Director of the ACLU, Pahoua Hoffman, Executive Director of the Citizen’s League, Jane Leonard, President…

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Let’s celebrate! Many events are coming up to honor the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving most women the right to vote. There will be no Civic Buzz next month. Plan instead to attend LWVMpls’ big fundraiser in November to support our work making sure that everyone has fair access to voting. The Hennepin…

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As of September 2019, We the People has new hosts, Catherine Shreves and Doris Baylor, and we will continue the tradition of coordinating the show with the LWVMpls monthly topic. In September, the LWVMpls topic is “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” “We the People” will host James C. Burroughs II, who is Chief Equity & Inclusion…

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Civil rights leader, former acting director of the Minneapolis Urban League, University vice president and provost, and first Black Regent at the University of Minnesota spoke to members and friends at the Annual Meeting, June 11. Thanks to The Uptake we have video of Dr. Johnson’s wonderful speech. Ms. Johnson has written a new memoir, Hope in the…

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The MN Environmental Partnership (MEP) is organizing the third annual Water Action Day at Minnesota Legislature. LWVMN is a member of MEP along with Friends of the Mississippi River, Save the Boundary Waters, Audubon Society and many more groups. More than 700 people attended last year! During program planning, public discussions, and unit meetings it is…

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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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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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