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LWVB PRESIDENT MARY RICE TO MODERATE PANEL DISCUSSION ON OUR COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT

Please join us for a moderated panel discussion regarding how to improve community responses to sexual assault. Tickets are free but required due to space limitations. The panel discussion will be preceded by a reception with light refreshments from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Mary Rice, President of LWV Bloomington. The panelists include Jennifer Bjorhus, one of the lead journalists working on the Star Tribune's Denied Justice seriesNicole Matthews, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Woman’s Sexual Assault Coalition, John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney, Paul Schnell, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, and Sarah Colford, a survivor and Board Member with Break the Silence. Both Ms. Matthews and Commissioner Schnell sat on the sexual assault task force convened by Attorney General Lori Swanson which recently issued a report with a long list of recommendations for the state legislature, law enforcement, county attorneys, and the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board. Questions for the panelists will be accepted via email to lwvdakotacty@lwvmn.org.

The panel discussion will be broadcast live by the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) and will also be rebroadcast at later dates. Dates and times of the rebroadcasts will be shared at lwvsp.org and lwvdakotacounty.org after the event.

More information: http://lwvsp.org/thevoterblog/6986593

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DID YOU KNOW?

Bloomington LWV members are always welcome at Naturalization Ceremonies. The January ceremony is 10:30 at St. Paul River Centre Those who have attended find them educational and emotionally moving. If you want to sign up to volunteer at any Naturalization Ceremony, contact Judy Stuthman jastuthman@aol.com.

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LWVB welcoming new citizens at a Naturalization Ceremony.

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updated 01/16/2019!

UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Jan. 8 Member Meeting 7:00 at the Haeg Conference Room, Civic Plaza

Jan. 10 Naturalization Ceremony 10:00 a.m., State Capitol Rotunda (Contact Judy Stuhman). See article below.

Jan. 22 Panel Discussion on Community Response to Sexual Assault (see article above)

Details on these and other upcoming events on our EVENTS page.

NEW 01/16/2019

KEY DATES IN THE MN LEGISLATURE

• Jan. 8: The Legislature convened.

• Feb. 19: Deadline for Gov. Walz to present his proposed budget.

• March 31: Deadline for recommendations from the Legislative Salary Council.

• April 13-22: Easter-Passover break for the Minnesota Legislature.

• May 20: Deadline to end the 2019 legislative session.

• June 30: End of the fiscal year

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LWVB ANNUAL REPORT

From Mary Rice, LWVB President

Bloomington Leaguers and Friends!

Thank you to all our members for making 2018 a success, and thank you to our 30 new members for joining and already actively volunteering!  We now have 114 members, 29 of whom are students!

2018 has been a productive year for LWVB. Here’s a snapshot of what you, our members, accomplished this year! League of Women Voters Annual Report 2018

LWV BLOOMINGTON: ABOUT US

The League of Women Voters Bloomington is a non-partisan, political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

LWVB never endorses any political candidate or party. 

The Bloomington League has a long history in the community and is a resource for questions about issues, candidates, voting procedures, and resident involvement.

We meet regularly throughout the year, and coordinate candidate forums, community service projects, informational events, and other activities.
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On January 8, the 2019 Minnesota Legislature Convened

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