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March 2019

Edina Reads Event: Poetry and Autism

Saturday, March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Edina Senior Center, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101
Edina, 55436

Poet and Unrestricted Interest co-founder Chris Martin will speak about his work with the South Education Center (SEC) and master teachers Sandi Shetka and Katie Bastiansen. Together they have used poetry to awaken the expressive potential of students with autism.

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ERA Minnesota Rally

Friday, March 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

ERA Minnesota is working to get an Equal Rights Amendment on the ballot for the statewide general election in November 2020. They will hold their annual Lobby Day and Rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Friday, March 8.

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H.R.1 Community Conversation

Saturday, March 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hopkins High School Little Theater, 2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) will host a free and open-to-the-public community conversation focused on H.R.1, the For the People Act, a sweeping campaign finance, ethics and electoral reform package that Phillips co-sponsored on his first day in Congress.

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March Unit Meeting: The 2020 Census

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

Featuring a speaker from the Minnesota State Demographic Center, the state agency responsible for implementing the 2020 Census in Minnesota. This meeting will focus on what citizens can do to be involved with and support the census.

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Legislative Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edina City Hall, Edina City Hall · 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

The Town Hall meeting of District 49 Legislators, Senator Melisa Franzen, 49A Representative Heather Edelson and 49B Representative Steve Elkins has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 14. Come hear your legislators discuss their priorities for the 2019 legislative session and how things are going so far. There will be an opportunity for audience members to submit written questions to the panelists. The event will be moderated by LWVE.

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March Book Club

Saturday, March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This month's book: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

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2020 U.S. Census – Why It Matters

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

Please join the League of Women Voters Edina to learn more about the 2020 U.S. Census and why it matters. The 2020 census is critical for states, counties, and communities. Andrew Virden, Director of Census Operations and Engagement with the Minnesota State Demographic Center, will present and answer questions from the audience.

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April 2019

Water Action Day 2019

Wednesday, April 10 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Christ Lutheran Church, 105 University Ave W.
St. Paul, MN 55103

Join a coalition of over 20 environmental organizations at Christ Lutheran Church and the Minnesota State Capitol for the third annual Water Action Day, Minnesota's day to let our lawmakers know we care about our water! The event is free but registration is requested.

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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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