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October 2018

October Unit Meeting: Restoring the Vote

October 11, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Edina Senior Center, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101
Edina, 55436
Vote Button

Long-time LWVE member Ardis Wexler will discuss one of the hot topics in voting and elections, restoring the vote to convicted felons. Wexler, who has been an election judge for 40 years, is a community activist with a great interest in voting rights.

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Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, Edina City Hall · 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Winner of the Mann Booker Prize, this is the first novel by essayist Saunders.

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November 2018

Unit Meeting: What Just Happened?

November 8, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Edina Senior Center, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101
Edina, 55436

A panel of leaguers with election experience will discuss the results of the November elections. 9:45 am Social Time 10 am Presentation

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Election 2018: What Happened? A Conversation with Dr. Kathryn Pearson

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Edina Community Lutheran Church, Edina Community Lutheran Church, 4113 W 54th Street
Edina, 55424
Election 2018

Join us to hear Kathryn Pearson, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, speak on the 2018 election. Following her presentation, Professor Pearson will take questions from the audience.

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Book Club: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, Edina City Hall · 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Moore tells the horrifying true story of the young women who worked in radium dial factories in the 1920s and ’30s. Using radium dusted paint to create glow-in-the-dark numbers on watch faces, the “shining girls” became luminous themselves, their clothing and hair dusted with a toxic poison. Moore’s extensive research into the individual life stories of these doomed women brings their struggle to achieve justice to life.

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December 2018

Lively Issues Meeting

December 13, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Edina Senior Center, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101
Edina, 55436

Lively Issues is held once each year to review our LWV Edina local positions and discuss major public policy and governmental issues in Edina. After discussion, members recommend areas to study in more depth and possible lobbying actions.

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January 2019

Debra Mangen: Reflections from 23 Years of Elections

Thursday, January 10 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Edina Senior Center, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101
Edina, 55436
Deb Mangen

Debra Mangen, who recently retired after serving as Edina City Clerk for 23 years, will reflect on her election experiences and the insights she gained while overseeing every Edina election during that period.

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Voting Rights – and Wrongs

Monday, January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Edina City Hall, Edina City Hall · 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424
Voting

Join us for a panel discussion to discuss voting rights and some of the election issues that occurred nationally during the 2018 elections. Edina City Hall Council Chambers.

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POSTPONED: District 49 Update POSTPONED

Tuesday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MN

The District 49 Legislative Update Town Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, has been postponed due to dangerously frigid weather. We will post the new date when it is announced.

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February 2019

February Unit Meeting

Thursday, February 14 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Edina Senior Center, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101
Edina, 55436

Our February Unit Meeting will feature Karen Schaeffer from CMAL who will discuss the CMAL’s recently completed study to review Metropolitan Council governance. She will also present the consensus questions that study generated.

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