LWVE at the Edina 4th of July Parade

Join us at the 4th of July Parade!

Calling all LWVE members to march in the Edina 4th of July Parade!

LWVE will be participating in Edina’s 4th of July Parade again this year. The parade starts at 10am on Monday,  July 4. We will be walking with our banner and handing out our new LWVE bookmarks to the children watching the parade.

Please walk with us for this fun, community event and bring your friends and family. Wear your walking shoes and hope for good weather. If you plan to join us, let us know at [email protected]

LWVE to Register Voters and Celebrate at City of Edina Juneteenth Event

LWVE volunteers, including members of our Racial Justice Action Committee (RJAC), will be at a table at the upcoming City of Edina Juneteenth celebration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S.  RJAC members and other LWVE volunteers will register voters. Come and get our colorful bookmark!

 

Wrapping up 2021-2022 LWVE Year

As our league year comes to a close, you will see fewer updates and activities from League of Women Voters Edina. Like you, we are taking advantage of the Minnesota summer: playing on the lakes, congregating with friends and family, and fighting off mosquitos. We are, however, planning on attending the following two events (at least!):

  • A Juneteenth Celebration at Centennial Lakes Park (a City of Edina event - more details coming on their website)
  • The ever-popular Edina Fourth of July Parade

There are other meaningful activities that support and uphold our basic democratic principles, as well! Here are just a few resources you can check out if you have time on your hands:

  • Stay abreast with the midterm elections on the Vote411 website
  • Join a group that appeals to your LWV passion; you can start by reading the LWVE list of positions to see what sparks your interest
  • Become a LWVE member - or invite a friend to join

We are already booking programs for September and we look forward to seeing you then!

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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