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Hugely Successful Anniversary Event

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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Mark Your Calendars for 19th Amendment Centennial

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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New Hosts for We the People

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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Josie Johnson-Keynote at Annual Meeting

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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Water Action Day – April 10

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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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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