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  • 30 Jun 2022 4:48 PM | Anonymous

    The recording for the June Our St. Paul: Learn with the League program, Extraordinary St. Paul Women, is now available here. This program featuredMinnesota Historical Society exhibit researcher Ami Naff and St. Catherine University graduate Ava Griswold. Ms. Naff and Ms. Griswold both researched St. Paul women who worked for voting rights and other causes over the last 100+ years. Ms. Griswold shared information about local leader Theresa Peyton. Ms. Naff did research for many women featured in the MNHS Votes for Women website and the Extraordinary Women exhibit (now closed).

    Some resources discussed during the presentation:

    MNHS Votes for Women online exhibit

    Gentle Warriors by Barbara Stuhler

    MNHS Research

    Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub

    Ruth N. Tanbara: Collections Finding Aid (with digitized items) 

    Righting a Wrong (Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, on view at the Minnesota HIstory Center to July 3)

    Historic Fort Snelling

  • 30 May 2022 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    The recording for the May Our St. Paul: Learn with the League program - Abortion: Let's Clear the Air. LWVSP believes reproductive health care is a basic human right. At this program, two physicians will discuss data, legal history, and current status of abortion access, an increasingly relevant issue. Recent developments in the courts across the country and at the U.S. Supreme Court level have made this topic even more timely and relevant.

    Resources relevant and mentioned in the program: 

    The Guttmacher Institute

    Minnesota Department of Health: Induced Abortions in Minnesota, January-December, Report to the Legislature

    Podcast: 1A with Jenn White, April 7, 2022

    Mpls Star Tribune, Sunday, May 1, 2022, “Seeing a Future after Roe” by Briana Bierschbach and Emma Nelson, front page

    NYT, Dec 14, 2021, “Who gets abortions in America,?” by Sanger-Katz, Miller, Bui  

    Abortion and the Law in America by  Prof Mary Ziegler, 2020

    You’re the Only One I’ve Told by Dr. Meera Shah, 2020

    Abortion Rights by Kate Greasley and Christopher Kaczor, 2017 
  • 02 May 2022 10:52 PM | Anonymous

    The recording of the April LWVSP Our St. Paul: Learn with the League program is now available. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3pALzmrnqo

    "Looking Beyond the Headlines of Firearms Violence" program featured a discussion about firearms and society. Guest speaker Marti Micks provided context and background to the League's update study on firearms. The common misconceptions of firearm violence was highlighted, along with a review of statistical information the committee found and a discussion about possible solutions to reduce deaths from firearms. Marti Micks is the Co-Chair of the LWV MN Firearms Update Study Committee and president of LWV Golden Valley.

    Resources mentioned:

    The Gun Violence Archive: https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/

    Cartoon citation: http://clipart-library.com/clipart/6cr5dj5zi.htm originally from Mother Jones magazine

  • 07 Apr 2022 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    The recording of our March program, Expanding End-of-Life Options in Minnesota, is now available on YouTube.

    Guest speaker Dr. Rebecca Thoman directs the Doctors for Dignity program for Compassion & Choices and is a member of LWV Minneapolis. The Minnesota End-of-Life Options Act, modeled after the Oregon Death with Dignity law, is a bill to authorize medical aid in dying, which gives terminally ill adults of sound mind the option to receive medication they may self-ingest for a peaceful death if their suffering becomes intolerable. It is currently available in 10 states and the District of Columbia. 

  • 01 Apr 2022 10:33 AM | Anonymous member
    • The most recent issue of The Voter includes a lively interview with Diane Power, a longtime LWVSP member, who gives a fascinating account of how she and 200-some Ramsey Country volunteers helped provide early election results to the media, back in the pre-digital era. 
    • Book club news, including a summary of the recent memoir by Russia expert Fiona Hill.
    • Photos from our recent new member meet-up.
    • A letter from Co-Presidents Amy and Heidi.
  • 14 Mar 2022 7:43 AM | Anonymous

    You can reach the March 2022 issue of the LWVUMRR newsletter here.

  • 24 Feb 2022 2:12 PM | Anonymous

    Redistricting Update Program, February 22, 2022

    A recording of the live program from Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Paul Huffman shared the next steps in the legislative redistricting. Huffman has been the League of Women Voters Minnesota Redistricting Coordinator since 2019. He works with national and state organizations to provide information, resources and support to LWV Minnesota Leagues, members and community groups to educate and engage the public and encourage participation in Minnesota redistricting efforts. Huffman walked participants through what has happened with redistricting thus far, what are the next steps, and how you can get involved.

    Download the presentation slides and related resources.

    Huffman also shared additional resources related to general redistricting and Minnesota, Ramsey County, and St. Paul specific resources. He also suggested these resources during the presentation: 

  • 08 Feb 2022 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    The February newsletter for the Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues is now available.

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