For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing Turnout: Making Minnesota the State that Votes by Joan Anderson Growe with Lori Sturdevant. We will meet at 6:15 on Monday, November 2 via Zoom. If you are interested, please feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book. Please contact Heidi Kloempken (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like the Zoom information for the meeting.
About: In inspiring and often funny prose, Growe recounts the events that framed her life and changed the state’s voting practices. She grew up in a household that never missed an election. After an astounding grassroots feminist campaign, she was elected to the state legislature in 1972; two years later, she was elected secretary of state, the state’s chief elections administrator. As one of the nation’s leading advocates for reliable elections and convenient voting, Growe worked with county officials to secure Election Day registration (used for the first time in 1974) as a Minnesota norm. She brought new technology into elections administration and promoted motor voter registration. And as an ardent feminist, she has encouraged and inspired scores of other women to run for office.