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Legislative secrecy and sexual harassment

  • 14 Jun 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Rondo Community Library 461 Dale Street North Saint Paul, MN 55104

Sponsors: Minnesota Coalition on Government Information, League of Women Voters-St. Paul, Common Cause Minnesota

Why does the Minnesota Legislature often operate in secret? Recent allegations of sexual harassment by legislators give urgency to the question. The legislature hasn’t subjected itself to the open government laws it has passed to create greater transparency in Minnesota’s cities, counties, school districts and most government agencies. Now many Minnesotans are asking why we are one of just five states where sunshine laws do not apply to legislatures.

Please join us for a conversation about the ramifications, focusing on the sexual harassment cases to illustrate the cost of secrecy and the pros and cons of opening the legislature to greater public scrutiny.


  • Briana Bierschbach, Reporter, Minnesota Public Radio (Moderator)

  • Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, Executive Director, Common Cause Minnesota

  • Lisa Stratton, Senior Counsel, Gender Justice

  • Stephen Kelley, Senior Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Light refreshments will be served. The library is on the METRO Green Line, Dale Street Station

Attendance will be limited, so please reserve your space today.


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