The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
November 20th general meeting will feature Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
In the 2008 general election, 77.8 percent of eligible voters in Minnesota voted -the highest percentage of any U.S. state or territory. That compares to a national average of 61.7 percent.
What steps must we take to retain our first-place status in voter turnout? What steps have we already taken? What are the major challenges to voter rights?
Those questions and others will be the focus of the Nov. 20 general meeting of the Roseville-Maplewood-Falcon Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters, featuring Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie.
Ritchie, who chose not to seek re-election, has been a national leader among secretaries of state. His office lead the 2008 recount of the U.S. senate race, perhaps the most contentious in recent history. At the time, he credited generations before him for establishing an election structure and recount process based on integrity and trust, election officials with the determination to get the job done, and a civically-engaged citizenry that enabled both campaigns to mobilize thousands of volunteers to oversee the process.
The League meeting will be at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room of the Roseville Oval, 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville.
Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18, was re-scheduled to Thursday, Nov 20.
Members are encouraged to bring a food shelf donation of food or cash or a check. Donations are provided to Keystone Community Foodshelf.
Annual Holiday Party Set for December 7 at 5:00 pm
The holiday party is scheduled for Sunday, December 7 at 5:00 pm at the Little Venetian Restaurant in Little Canada.
Our special guests will be representatives from Brittany's Place - The Safe and Sound Shelter. A short program will be presented about this new facility that provides shelter for victims of sex trafficking.
See page 6 of this month's Voter for more information and to register.
Meddlers, Activists and Watchdogs - The history of the League of Women Voters of Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights
Click on the link below for a downloadable file of this interesting and engaging history.
Click on the link below to be directed to the LWVMN Action Alerts
October 30, 2014