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April 2019

April Unit Meeting: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Thursday, April 11 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Today's April Unit Meeting has been cancelled due to the snow fall, winds and road conditions.

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Youth Engagement with Climate Change – We Matter

Thursday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Edina City Hall, Edina City Hall · 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

At our April evening event, three Edina students, elementary through high school, will tell us why climate change matters to them, what they are doing to address the issues, and how they are advocating to make their concerns known.

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April Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Saturday, April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, Edina City Hall · 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Pachinko chronicles four generations of an ethnic Korean family, first in Japanese-occupied Korea in the early 20th century, then in Japan itself from the years before World War II to the late 1980s. This book was a 2017 National Book Award finalist and selected as one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2017.

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May 2019

LWV Edina Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Alban’s Church, 6716 Gleason Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55439

All leaguers are cordially invited to the LWVEdina Annual Meeting. Please come for a light dinner/social time at 6:00 and to hear Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon speak on Investing in Democracy: Voting Rights and Election Security. Simon will update us what happened during the legislative session on restoration of voting rights, automatic voter registration, pre-registration of 16-year-olds and cybersecurity, which are the Secretary’s legislative priorities.

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Legislative Wrap-Up

Wednesday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southdale Public Library, 7001 York Ave S
Edina, MN 55435

District 49 Legislators, Senator Melisa Franzen, 49A Representative Heather Edelson and 49B Representative Steve Elkins will hold a Legislative Wrap-up Session. Come hear your legislators discuss what bills were passed in 2019, what bills were not and what their priorities will be for next year. There will be an opportunity for audience members to submit written questions to the panelists.

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June 2019

CMAL Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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CMAL (Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues) will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 1 at the Ridgedale Library. All members of metro area leagues are invited to attend.

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College Voter Registration – Everything You Need to Know

Thursday, June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road
Edina, 55439

Join Edina High School student leader and LWVEdina board member, Natalie B. for a voter registration event tailored to incoming college freshmen. Students will learn from other youth the basics of voting and voter registration, how to navigate voting while studying either in– or out–of–state, and how they will be counted in the 2020 census.

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June* Book Club: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Saturday, June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina Public Library, Edina Public Library · 5280 Grandview Square
Edina, 55436

*Please note that due to Memorial Day, the May meeting will now be on June 15 in the conference room at the Edina Library.

The classic American novel about life and issues larger than life in a small Southern town. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was made into an equally classic film that won three Academy Awards. Read it again and discover why the American public, as part of PBS's, The Great American Read, chose To Kill A Mockingbird as America's Favorite Book.

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July 2019

Join LWVE in the 4th of July Parade!

Thursday, July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Edina City Hall, Edina City Hall · 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

To celebrate LWVMinnesota’s 100th anniversary and LWVEdina’s 65th anniversary this year, LWVEdina is participating in Edina’s 4th of July Parade. Our theme is LWV - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. We plan to have some people dressed as suffragettes (yesterday), current members carrying signs of what we do (today), and children who will vote in 2024 and 2028 (tomorrow).

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July Book Club: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

Saturday, July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, Edina City Hall · 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, looks at various critical junctures of American history when hope overcame fear. He illustrates how what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature" have helped Americans weather past crises and retain our national spirit of optimism.

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