Primary Election is August 9

primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election. Voters will nominate candidates for Governor and U.S. House, as well as candidates for a number of state and local offices. Visit vote411.org for information on how to register to vote, where to vote, voting by mail, and voting early.

"Women Hold the Power to Create a More Perfect  Democracy"

On June 24, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, taking away our constitutional right to an abortion. On the same day, the LWV US released a statement condemning the ruling: "[w]omen hold the power to create a more perfect democracy. We will not stand by as constitutional rights are stripped away, one by one. Women’s rights are human rights, and we will continue to fight until the right to abortion is restored. Our lives depend on it.” Our position on healthcare includes access to abortion and all reproductive healthcare. We believe that bodily autonomy is a pillar of Democracy and it must be protected.

LWVE at the Edina 4th of July Parade

LWVE participated in Edina’s 4th of July Parade again this year and handed out our new LWVE bookmarks to the children watching the parade.

Kudos to Colleen, Vaishali, Anoushka, Aditi, Becky and Nicki for marching!

Minnesota Redistricted

Every ten years, after the U.S. Census, congressional and legislative district lines are redrawn throughout the U.S. in a process called redistricting. New maps for Minnesota were published on February 15, 2022. Peter S. Wattson, the lead counsel of a lawsuit to ensure fair new districts in Minnesota, spoke to LWVE on Feb 28. Wattson explained what just happened in Minnesota: the process used to adopt new maps in Minnesota; what guided the Minnesota Special Redistricting Panel in deciding where the new boundaries should be; the timetable for adopting new precincts, wards, and local government boundaries that fit within the new congressional and legislative districts; and which new districts are likely to be most competitive. The slides from the presentation and maps ⬇️ are now available for viewing.

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