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2019 Legislative Priorities

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Locally: The League of Voters Bloomington supports rational change on gun laws in this country.  This issue is currently under additional study.

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State-wide: The League of Women Voters Bloomington supports the 2019 Legislative Priorities developed by the Minnesota League of Women Voters:

The LWV Minnesota board of directors have set these priorities based on the current needs of Minnesota, their relevancy to LWV’s mission, and their urgency. For all issues related to elections, LWV Minnesota hopes that legislation will be passed on a bipartisan basis. Priorities below are listed in the order of most important/urgent to least.

The legislative agenda is not set in stone; additional issues may emerge. LWV Minnesota will remain flexible to address important issues if they arise. LWV Minnesota will also be partnering with other organizations on other positions, such as conservation, health care, and housing as our volunteer capacity allows. You can read more about our positions on other issues in our Program for Action. Questions? Contact Nick Harper, Civic Engagement Manager.

2019 Legislative Priorities of the Minnesota League of Women Voters

COMPLETE CENSUS COUNT - Support adequate state and local action and funding to ensure a complete and accurate count of Minnesota's population in the 2020 census.

FAIR DISTRICT MAPS - Support redistricting principles and methods that provide effective representation and prevent gerrymandering.

ELECTION ADMINISTRATION & INFRASTRUCTURE - Support improved election infrastructure, including increased funding for cybersecurity, clear guidance to election officials on how to execute all election laws, and increased confidence and turnout for eligible voters.

RESTORE THE VOTE - Support re-enfranchisement of individuals with past felony convictions when they are living in their communities.

AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION - Support the automatic registration of eligible voters when they interact with government agencies.

LEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY - Support improving legislative rules and practices to improve transparency and public participation, including ending the use of large omnibus bills or late-session rush.

The legislative agenda is not set in stone; additional issues may emerge. LWV Minnesota will remain flexible to address important issues if they arise. LWV Minnesota will also be partnering with other organizations on other positions, such as conservation, health care, and housing as our volunteer capacity allows. You can read more about our positions on other issues in our Program for Action. Questions? Contact Nick Harper, Civic Engagement Manager.

Approved by the League of Women Voters Minnesota Board of Directors on November 27, 2018.

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