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    • 05 Oct 2020
    • 6:15 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister. We will meet at 6:15 on Monday, October 5 via Zoom. If you are interested, please feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book. Please contact Heidi Kloempken (heidi.kloempken@gmail.com) if you would like the Zoom information for the meeting. 

    Description: From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement.

    • 06 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Your house!
    Register
    The League of Women Voters St. Paul (LWVSP), in partnership with Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN), explores absentee voting and voting by mail in the upcoming free program, "Neither Rain nor Sleet nor Gloom of Pandemic: Safe Voting from Home in 2020.” It will be presented online via Zoom on Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Register here: 

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NeaFcv0PQ7u6g13b6Uu3Fw



    Moderated by Mark Halvorson of CEIMN, the program will feature a discussion between David Triplett, Ramsey County Elections Manager, and Eric Zeigler, Manager of the Business Mail Entry Unit, Political & Election Mail Coordinator, Northland District, of the US Postal Service. The USPS Northland District encompasses 74 out of 87 counties in Minnesota and the northwestern edge of Wisconsin. It is the largest employee district, with 13K employees, handling 5.6 Billion pieces of mail yearly. 

    The program discussion will center around integrity and trust in the system, and how the USPS and elections officials have standards to keep the vote safe.  Featured topics include:
    • Absentee v Mail in ballots: what's the difference, how are they counted and when are they counted, how are they verified, % rejected - reasons for rejection
    • Standards the Post Office has to follow regarding absentee ballots and they work with each state requirements to ensure integrity in the system
    • Protocols in place to ensure that your ballot will be secure and accurately counted
    • What individual voters can do to enhance confidence that their vote will be counted

    Questions? contact Claudia Dieter chdieter@comcast.net

     
    Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN, www.ceimn.org) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for verifiable, transparent, and accurate elections in Minnesota and across the country.


    The League of Women Voters of St. Paul (www.lwvsp.org), celebrating 100 years, is dedicated to informed and active participation of citizens in government.  LWVSP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that neither supports nor opposes political parties or candidates.


    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about The Price We Pay: What Broke American Healthcare and How to Fix It by Marty Makary, MD. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link. 

    Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of Unaccountable comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America's broken health care system - and the people who are saving it. 

    • 02 Nov 2020
    • 6:15 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. 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 (heidi.kloempken@gmail.com) if you would like the Zoom information for the meeting. 

    About The Warmth of Other Suns: In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.


    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington by Ted Widmer. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link. 

    Description: Takes Lincoln from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration by train through six Northern states and Maryland. Fantastic descriptions of geography, historical context, living conditions, crowds, speeches, safety, political plots, political chaos, and Lincoln's philosophy and personality. 


    • 07 Dec 2020
    • 6:15 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. 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 (heidi.kloempken@gmail.com) if you would like the Zoom information for the meeting. 

    About: The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement. Since its publication in 2010, the book has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year; been dubbed the “secular bible of a new social movement” by numerous commentators, including Cornel West; and has led to consciousness-raising efforts in universities, churches, community centers, re-entry centers, and prisons nationwide. The New Jim Crow tells a truth our nation has been reluctant to face.

    • 09 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about The Fire is Upon Us by Nicholas Buccola. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link. 


    • 13 Jan 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about The Enigma of Clarence Thomas by Corey Robin. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link. 

    Description: Delves into Thomas's biography and his jurisprudence, reading his Supreme Court opinions against the backdrop of his autobiographical and political writings and speeches. The hidden source of Thomas's conservative views, Robin shows, is a profound skepticism that racism can be overcome. Thomas is convinced that any government action on behalf of African-Americans will be tainted by racism; the most African-Americans can hope for is that white people will get out of their way. 


    • 10 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics by John Judis. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link. 


    • 10 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link.

    Description: Kendi is today's visionary in the enduring struggle for racial justice. In this personal and revelatory new work, he yet again holds up a transformative lens, challenging both mainstream and antiracist orthodoxy. He illuminates the foundations of racism in revolutionary new ways.  


    • 14 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland by Marie Mutsuki Mockett. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link. 

    Description: A Japanese-American bi-coastal woman inherits a Nebraska wheat farm and spends a summer following the conservative Christian harvesters from Texas to Idaho. Her basic question is "Why is it that so many conservative Christians believe in creationism and reject evolution, but use GMOs, while my friends in the city don't believe in God, but do believe in evolution and want organic food." How do we bridge the great divide? A story of religions, agriculture, technology, geography, landscapes, history (including the Comanches and Quanah), and identity.


    • 12 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link. 


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