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October 2019

Public Reception for ‘A Century of Civic Engagement’ Exhibit

October 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Edina Public Library, 5280 Grandview Square
Edina, 55436

LWVE will host the LWVMinnesota traveling exhibit, A Century of Civic Engagement, at the Edina Grandview Library, October 14-20.

LWVE will host a free public reception at the Exhibit on Tuesday, October 15 from 5:30-7:00 PM

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Presentation: The U.S. Fight for Women’s Suffrage

October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Edina Public Library, 5280 Grandview Square
Edina, 55436

Lonni Skrentner, a retired history teacher, will speak on The U.S. Fight for Women’s Suffrage as part of LWVE's celebration of 100 Years of League in Minnesota.

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October Book Club: The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman L. Eisen

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Living in the US ambassador's residence in Prague, Norman Eisen began to discover the history hidden in that house. His book about the house is described as a masterfully told and immersive narrative about the last hundred years of European history, as seen through an extraordinary mansion – and the lives of the people who called it home.

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November 2019

Women’s History Trivia Night

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poor Richard’s Common House, 8301 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, 55438
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$5.00

An evening of fun, laughter, drinks and irreverent political history. $5 per person; food available for purchase; cash bar.

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November Unit Meeting: Money in Politics; The Erosion of Our Democracy

November 14, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101
Edina, 55436

George Beck, chair of Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections; former chair of the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, will speak on “Money in Politics: The Erosion of Our Democracy”.

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A Place for Everyone: Affordable Housing Forum

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centennial United Methodist Church, 1524 County Road C2
Roseville, 55113
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Panelists: Rep. Alice Hausman, Chair of the Minnesota House of Representatives Housing Committee; Cathy ten Broeke, Executive Director of the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness; and Maria Wetherall, Director of Ramsey County Veterans Services who chairs Heading Home Ramsey, a community-wide partnership that seeks to end homelessness for veterans in Ramsey County.

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Presentation: Ranked Choice Voting

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Speakers: David Maeda, Director of Elections for State of Minnesota, and Grace Wachlarowicz, CERA, Director of Elections & Voter Services for the City of Minneapolis.

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December 2019

December Unit Meeting: Action Plans & Advocacy

December 12, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101
Edina, 55436

LWVE members will have the opportunity to review and discuss LWVE Position Statements and make recommendations and suggestions for ACTION PLANS and ADVOCACY.

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January 2020

January Unit Meeting: Minnesota’s Presidential Primary

Thursday, January 9 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101
Edina, 55436

For the first time since 1992, Minnesota will hold a Presidential Primary. How will this work? What do you need to know or do to vote? Will the lawsuit filed in December challenging the state law which authorized the primary affect the voting? Our Thursday morning speaker, Nick Harper, LWVMN Civic Engagement Director, will explain how this process will work.

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Presentation: Minnesota’s Presidential Primary and Caucuses – What’s the Difference?

Thursday, January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
Edina, MN 55424

Caucuses and primaries are both ways to nominate candidates. The panelists will discuss the differences between the two nominating systems and will explain how the two processes will work in Minnesota for the 2020 election.

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