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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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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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Park Board Candidates Respond to Questionnaire

LWVMpls partnered with the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership and the Trust for Public Land to get feedback from Park Board candidates on a number of issues before the November 2017 election.

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LWV Calendar Returns

It’s back! So many of us value this totable, printed calendar with its lively covers, large squares to jot down our busy schedules and handy lists of government contacts. Order several now for family and friends. Reduced prices for early orders end October 15.

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LWV US Statement on Charlottesville events

Washington, DC – League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement following the horrific acts by white supremacists in Virginia this weekend: “Yesterday the world watched in horror as white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia. There is no place for hatred and violence in our democracy and all leaders must condemn these acts of domestic terrorism.…

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Affordable Housing Forum

Mark your calendars for later this fall. The LWV Roseville Area and the Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) are co-sponsoring a public forum on affordable housing in the metropolitan area. Knowledgable panelists include: Chip Halbach, Executive Director, Minnesota Housing Partnership, Cathy Bennett, Chair of housing initiative at the Urban Land Institute,…

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Annual Meeting a Success

The LWVMpls Annual Meeting was a huge success due to the great planning efforts of the members of Unit 25/29.  Here are some highlights: Rosemary Lawrence was the winner of this year’s Bess Mlarnik Award.  Well deserved!  Among many other contributions, Rosemary agreed to become chair/co-chair of LWV Mpls’ Election Services project, working with the…

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Public Health Emergencies Can Happen

Public health emergencies often happen without warning – think tornados, avian flu, anthrax scares, nuclear plant accidents, hazardous materials spills. Local and state responders need to be ready to act on very short notice, and in a well-organized fashion. At the March meeting of the Council of Metropolitan Leagues (CMAL), attendees heard how the complex…

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