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  • 26 Sep 2018 6:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The League of Women Voters St. Paul is proud to support Lex-Ham Community Theater's upcoming presentation of "First Lady" – a humorous look at the women who wield the power in Washington, D.C. – by Katharine Dayton and George Kaufman. 

    WHEN |  7:30 p.m., September 28, 29, October 4, 5, 6 and at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 30

    WHERE | Wellstone Center Auditorium, 179 Robie Street E, Saint Paul

    It's the 1930s and things are gearing up for the next Presidential election.  Lucy Chase Wayne, the granddaughter of a US President and wife of the Secretary of State, and Irene Hibbard, the wife of a Supreme Court Justice, both have their eyes on the prize.  While powerful special interest groups, the media, and speech-making politicians engage in the rough campaign, romance makes an appearance.

    There will be a post-performance discussion with Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto about the role of women in politics after the Sunday, September 30 matinee performance.

    Mary Cutler directs this production.  Ticket prices are $19 for adults and $15 for students.  The Sunday, September 30 performance will be “pay what you want”. If you are a LWVSP member who goes to the show and tells Lex-Ham Community Theater that you heard about the show through LWVSP, Lex.-Ham will make a donation back to LWVSP.   We will also like have a presence at some of the shows.

    You can reserve tickets and find out more information about the production at http://www.lexhamarts.org/theater/shows/201809.

    The League of Women Voters St. Paul is a nonpartisan citizens organization fighting to improve our government and engage all citizens in decisions that impact their lives—and it’s not only for women! 

  • 22 Sep 2018 7:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Access our nonpartisan voter guide to learn about the candidates you will see on November's election. 

    Access the 2018 LWVSP Voter Guide here >

    En Español >

    The voter guide includes information on candidates running for:

    • Minnesota Legislative District 64A
    • Minnesota Legislative District 64B
    • Minnesota Legislative District 65A
    • Minnesota Legislative District 65B
    • Minnesota Legislative District 66A
    • Minnesota Legislative District 66B
    • Minnesota Legislative District 67A
    • Minnesota Legislative District 67B
    • 2nd Judicial District Judges - Judge 2, Judge 11, Judge 14, Judge 20, Judge 28


  • 10 Sep 2018 4:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The latest Voter Newsletter is out! Read the full version online to find:

    • A letter from our President
    • Save the dates for upcoming events,
    • Information about diversity, equity and inclusion
    • A call for volunteers to help with voter registration efforts this fall
    Read the Voter Newsletter now >
  • 09 Sep 2018 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LWVSP is setting up shop in local libraries during the month of September. We are looking for volunteers to register voters in shifts from 2-4 hours. All materials will be at the library ready to go when you arrive. See each library below for specific information and how to register.

    St. Anthony Park Library

    Available shifts are:  9/11, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 9/21, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 10/6, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 10/6, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Please contact LWVSP board member Heidi Kloempken to register at heidi.kloempken@gmail.com. 

    Rondo Library

    Available shifts are any 2-4 stretch when the library is open, your choice: M-Th 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Contact LWVSP board member Heidi Kloempken to register at heidi.kloempken@gmail.com. 

    Arlington Hills Library

    Available shifts are any 2-4 hour stretch when the library is open, your choice: M-Th 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Contact LWVSP board member Heidi Kloempken to register at heidi.kloempken@gmail.com. 

    We couldn't do our work without our volunteers. Thank you all for your help!

  • 08 Sep 2018 12:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have so many opportunities to make a difference in the Saint Paul community this fall. If you are interested in any of the events below, please email the contact listed.

    September 22nd, Register Riders to Vote (multiple bus stops around St. Paul in low turnout areas) Two shifts between the hours of 12:45pm and 4:15pm. This multi-stop and multi-route event taking place in Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is organized by the ACLU People Power Campaign and MN Let People Vote in partnership with the LWVSP and several other organizations. Details are still forthcoming, but if you are interested let Amy Perna, know at pernalwvstp@gmail.com and she will stay in touch with you about how to formally register and other details. 

    September 22nd, Marydale Festival (Marydale Park, corner of Dale and Maryland). Two shifts 12:00-2:30pm and 2:30-5pm. This is a community art festival with music and food trucks organized by the District 6 Planning Council, North End Neighborhood Organization. Contact LWVSP board member Amy Perna at pernalwstp@gmail.com  if you are interested. 

    September 25th, National Voter Registration Day. We are still in the planning process on this but if you are interested in volunteering please let Amy Perna know at pernalwvstp@gmail.com  and she will stay in touch with you about the details. 

    October 3rd, Fare for All Food Distribution at United Church of Christ (1831 Minnehaha Ave. E) from 3:30-6:15 pm. Please contact LWVSP board member Joann Ellis to register at eastsidemom16@hotmail.com

    October 6th, Opening Night of The Great Society at the History Theater. Looking for experienced League members to table before the show, during intermission and post show. Please contact LWVSP board member Amy Perna at pernalwstp@gmail.com if you are interested. 

    October 9th, Kellogg Square Apartments (111 East Kellogg Square) Two shifts 7:00-9:00 am and 4:30-6:30 pm. There are 480 residents in this complex and their building manager approached the LWVSP to table during busy times. Reaching out to renters is sometimes difficult due to access issues, so we are really excited by this opportunity! Please contact LWVSP board member Amy Perna at pernalwstp@gmail.com  if you are interested. 

  • 08 Sep 2018 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year the LWVSP will be co-hosting candidate forums in three of the four legislative districts that cover Saint Paul. We are looking for volunteers to sign people in, usher folks to seats, hand out and collect question cards, sort questions, and keep time. Legislative district 67 is still in the planning phase, more details on that soon! 

    September 23rd, Legislative Districts 65 A & B at the Shalom Home (730 Kay Avenue) from 2:45-4:45 (event runs from 3-4:30 pm). Invited candidates include: Monique Giordana (65 A), Rena Moran (65 A), Margaret Mary Stokely (65 B), and Carlos Mariani (65 B). Please contact LWVSP board member Amy Perna at pernalwstp@gmail.com to volunteer. 

    September 27th, Legislative Districts 64 A & B at SPNN TV Studio (550 Vandalia Street) 6:15-8:45 pm (event runs from 6:30-8pm). Invited candidates include: Patrick Griffin (64 A), Kaoly Her (64 A), Alex Pouliot (65 B) and Dave Pinto (64 B). Please contact LWVSP board member Amy Perna at pernalwstp@gmail.com to volunteer.

    On behalf of the League of Women Voters Saint Paul Board - thank you all so much for your time and willingness to help out! We wouldn't be able to do this without you. 

  • 24 Aug 2018 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Youth Vote Team is looking for volunteers to help us reach out to high schools and colleges this fall to register and educate as many students as possible. LWVSP will be working in a number of high schools to help engage students through voter registration and voter education about the upcoming November 2018 election. This year, we also hope to follow up with students via text messages to remind them about deadlines for early voting and absentee ballots.

    For more information, to schedule a voter registration shift, or to sign up to volunteer on any of the Voter Service Committee opportunities, email Heidi Kloempken (heidi.kloempken@gmail.com).

  • 30 Jul 2018 3:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are excited to be partnering with the St. Paul Public Libraries again this year to register voters. If you are interested in registering voters, check out the list of libraries and preferred times below. (Note: we have other voter registration opportunities posted on our events calendar. Be sure to check it out!) The libraries are flexible and allow volunteers to choose their most convenient 2-hour shift times. Some of the libraries suggested times when they have the most visitors so that we can make the most impact out of our volunteers' time. 

    To schedule your shift, e-mail Heidi Kloempken ( heidi.kloempken@gmail.com) with your preferred library, dates, and times. 

    Rice Street | 1011 Rice Street Saint Paul, MN 55117

    Hours: Monday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.,  Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Preferred Times: Monday and Wednesday evenings, Sunday afternoons

    Hayden Heights | 1456 White Bear Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55106

    Hours: Monday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

    Preferred Times: Mondays 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Fridays 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Merriam Park | 1831 Marshall Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Hours: Monday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    No preferred times given. Volunteer at your convenience.

    Rondo Community Library | 461 N Dale Street Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Hours: Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    No preferred times given. Volunteer at your convenience.

    St. Anthony Park | 2245 Como Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55108

    Hours: Monday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday: Closed

    Preferred Times: Tuesday, September 11, 11:00 a.m.; Friday, September 21, 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, October 6, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    Arlington Hills | 1200 Payne Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55130

    Hours: Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    No preferred times given but they requested volunteers to come as often as possible.

    West Seventh Library | 265 Oneida Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Hours: Monday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thursday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday: Closed, Sunday: Closed

    Preferred Times: Mondays and Tuesdays

  • 10 Jun 2018 9:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We will host four events this summer at local library branches in areas of low voter turnout. The goal of each event will be to register voters and raise awareness of voting and elections. The events will include free frozen treats, a mock election with a real ballot counter, music, entertainment, and voter registration.

    Sun Ray Library | July 5, 2018 | 5:30—7:30 p.m.
    2109 Wilson Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55119

    Riverview Library | July 14, 2018 | 2:00—4:00 p.m.
    1 East George Street, Saint Paul, MN 55107

    Rice Street Library | July 29, 2018 | 2:00—4:00 p.m.
    1011 Rice Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117

    Dayton’s Bluff Library | August 6, 2018 | 4:00—6:00 p.m.
    645 East 7th Street Saint Paul, MN 55106

    We still need volunteers to register voters at the Dayton’s Bluff and Riverview Library events. If you are interested, please email info@lwvsp.org or contact Sig Johnson at sigrid.johnson@comcast.net.

  • 09 Jun 2018 9:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Several of St Paul’s public boards and commissions are looking for new members. Are you the new person they’ve been looking for?

    The volunteer boards and commissions cover a spectrum of responsibilities, from the Advisory Committee on Aging to the Workforce Innovation Board, and many, many others. Each groups’ duties and requirements are listed on their website right along with a place where you can apply to be a member. Some are for people with specific backgrounds—for instance, an architect or an archaeologist might be specified, or a resident of a specific neighborhood, but most are not.

    Boards and Commissions are under the supervision of the Mayor’s Office. Each group has its own page on the website, including information about vacancies. If you become a board or commission member, please let the League know, by contacting board member Diggitt McLaughlin, Observer Corps, at diggittmcl@gmail.com.

    Learn more on the City of Saint Paul website >


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