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  • 10 Oct 2021 11:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Watch the St. Paul School Board Forum recorded on October 6th, 2021 at the SPNN TV Studio.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Rr_6cZjsU

    Wondering what school boards do? Check out the LWV Woodbury, Cottage Grove Area's in depth program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yl-uNuaolY

  • 06 Oct 2021 2:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This month's newsletter is 10 pages of news and updates:

    • An interview with longtime LWVSP member Mary Vik (pictured above, at left)
    • Voter services news and a partnership with the Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves
    • Learn with the League program announcements and a recap of the August program on physical barriers to voting
    • The new diversity, equity, and inclusion policy
    • Book club news
    • Amy and Heidi's complete letter to members

    Read our October 2021 newsletter.

  • 05 Oct 2021 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "Equity and Accessibility in Voting: Language and Cultural Barriers to the Polls"

    This is a recording of the live "Learn with the League" program from September 28, 2021. The second of this three-part series about equity and accessibility in voting, our panel of Kaohly Her, Minnesota State Representative for district 64A, Hta Thi Yu Moo, Civic Engagement Coordinator at KOM, and Simone Frierson, Outreach Coordinator at the Secretary of State's office, discussed various language and cultural issues they have encountered while voting. Information about current Minnesota state law and specific actions you can take to promote excellence in voting access for all Minnesotan was also discussed.
  • 25 Aug 2021 10:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is a recording of the live "Learn with the League" program from August 24, 2021. The first of this three-part series about equity and accessibility in voting, our panel of Marion McCarthy, advocate for successful aging, and Nikki Villavicencio, noted disability rights advocate and current Maplewood City Council member, discussed various physical issues they have encountered while voting. Learn about current Minnesota state law and specific actions you can take to promote excellence in voting access for all Minnesota citizens eligible to vote.

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rasi9wrwFvo

  • 01 Aug 2021 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Download the latest issue or read it online.

  • 30 Jul 2021 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You can now read the July-August 2021 newsletter from the League of Women Voters Upper Mississippi River Region Inter-League Organization.

  • 01 Jul 2021 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For the June LWVSP program, Who Gets to Vote?, we were joined by David Schultz and Tammy Patrick. David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor in the departments of political science, legal studies, and environmental studies, and a professor of law at the University of Minnesota. Tammy Patrick is a Senior Advisor for Elections for Democracy Fund and an adjunct professor at the Humphrey School for Public Policy's Certificate in Election Administration program. Both panelists shared presentations and discussed Americans' voting rights in an historical and modern day context.

    Watch the recording of the event on YouTube.

    Some resources mentioned: 

    - Voting Laws Roundup: May 2021 from the Brennan Center for Justice

    - National Conference of State Legislatures

    - Electionline

  • 30 Apr 2021 12:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Watch the recording of this event on YouTube!

    The April 27th Learn with the League program included a panel of community members working on University Avenue, and beyond. The program, titled Rebuilding University Avenue, included presentations by Chad Kulas, Executive Director at the Midway Chamber of Commerce, Nicolle Goodman, Director of Planning and Economic Development at the City of St Paul, and local business owner Gloria Wong. Ms. Wong’s business, Century Plaza, has been repeated targeted since the riots last May.

    Attendees learned about the University area including some of its past. As much as the community has been changing, some things have remained the same, including our own local public rail; an original mainstay over 100 years ago. Damage that was done along University Avenue in St Paul was extensive and is estimated at over $100M. Rebuilding efforts have begun. Monies have been disbursed. Several businesses have moved outside of the area. To date We Love Midway and We Love St Paul have received over $950K in donations. The Chamber has given out 80 grants to businesses each totaling between $5K and $50K.

    The City has been working on several fronts to ensure businesses have access to resources. The City is working on two fronts for the community including ensuring that the face of the community is not severely impacted by the redevelopment and also using the HRA to fund community ownership.

    Businesses have been impacted in different ways. Some have been completely destroyed while others have only been lightly touched. Century Plaza was originally targeted in May of 2020. Rioters broke windows and looted the inside, spraying graffiti, taking materials and inventory, and destroying the property. Insurance has oftentimes not been available to business owners as the policies typically do not cover this type of damage.

    Next steps for the attendees include the following:
    • Donations can be made to We Love Midway
    • Anyone wanting to volunteer can contact Hands On Twin Cities
    • Attendees wanting to do a bit more can contact Chad at chad@midwaychamber.com
    • The biggest impact would be to visit the restaurants and businesses along University and those that relocated to other parts of St Paul (Bole to Pascal, Lloyd's is two door down, Peking is in Mai Village)
    • Visit Century Plaza at 995 University
    • Visit our community businesses.

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