LWV Minneapolis defends democracy with sponsored debates, voter registration, and issues education, discussion and advocacy.
Voter Registration & Training
Voter registration is the first step to becoming a lifelong voter. We engage potential voters where they work, live and play. With a focus on non-voters, we train volunteers to have conversations about the value of voting as an individual choice and a community asset.
Voting Education & Forums
After 100 years, educating voters remains what we are about! Informed voters become engaged citizens. Whether it's candidates, policy or process-we create and curate materials and resources on candidates and community issues that are strictly nonpartisan.
Good governance is a core League principle. Neighborhood associations, citizen commissions and other levels of local governance make use of our nonpartisan credentials and skilled volunteers. We collaborate with local election professionals as a trusted partner.
Local issues, focused discussion, and knowledgeable speakers make this series, now via Zoom, a must for those who want to dig deeper into hot topics. Each program has a speaker and a new topic/issue for discussion. Anyone interested in discussing pressing issues is invited.
We the People
We are proud to produce We the People, a long running interview show of community voices. In-depth discussions of timely issues that may not make local newscasts are presented by a knowledgeable interviewer and made available via cable television and online.
These small group discussions allow time to delve into current issues, learn more and discuss with others so you can hear varying viewpoints in a friendly environment. Members and prospective members are welcome.
LWVUS, LWVMN And LWVMpls issue Action Alerts, which notify members of specific steps to take on urgent issues, based on our positions. Actions range from signing petitions to making an appointment with your legislator, confident you have quality information to back up your visit.
Advocate at the City Level
Government works best when citizens are well informed about what their elected/appointed officials are doing. Minneapolis governance is complicated but LWVMpls watches the various levels and works to recruit observers of the various boards and committees. LWVMpls advocacy is based on LWV positions.
LWVMpls positions grow out of LWV positions at the State and National levels. Locally, we conduct interviews with stakeholders and experts, research the issues and produce reports for members, policy makers, and the general public alike. These positions help make our case to policy makers when we lobby. To see our latest study on public safety, click the link below.