Making Democracy Work

League Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, January 3, 2020-Thursday, January 30, 2020
 
Anoka County Library: Northtown Branch, 711 County Hwy 10 Frontage Rd,
Blaine, MN
Northtown Library Display Case.

LWV ABC historical objects will be on display during the month of January at the Northtown library
Monday, January 13, 2020-Tuesday, January 28, 2020
 
Anoka County Library: Northtown Branch, 711 County Hwy 10 Frontage Rd,
Blaine, MN
A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota Traveling Exhibit - Northtown Library.

Come visit this vibrant 12 panel traveling exhibit that features Minnesota's suffrage story, highlighting the women who made it happen - and who continue to lead through the League of Women Voters to make democracy work for all.

Artifacts from the history of LWV ABC will also be on display during the entire month of January at the Northtown library

This event is free and open to the public!
Friday, January 17, 2020-Monday, March 2, 2020
 
Anoka County Elections,
2100 3rd Ave, Suite W130,
Anoka, MN 55303 or see In person absentee voting sites for city offices offering absentee/early voting
ELECTION 2020 - Absentee/Early Voting for Presidential Nomination Primary.

Absentee voting is offered during regular business hours plus
  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the Saturday before Election Day
  • 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on the Monday before Election Day
For absentee voting by mail, request an Absentee Ballot here
Monday, January 27, 2020
 
  No January Board Meeting.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webcast Webcast - 2020 Census and Complete Count Committees.

The Minnesota State Demographic Center invites you to participate in a statewide livestream to prepare for the 2020 Census. The special broadcast will feature resources and strategies to support the success of Complete Count Committees

Presenters: Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer and Andrew Virden, Director of Census Operations and Engagement

Register for webcast
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Metro North Adult Basic Education,
Columbia Heights/Fridley Adult Education Center,
4111 Central Ave NE,
South Building,
Suite 100,
Columbia Heights, MN
Voter Registration - Metro North Adult Basic Education Resource Fair.
Thursday, January 30, 2020-Thursday, February 13, 2020
 
Anoka County Library: Rum River Branch, 4201 6th Ave, Anoka, MN A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters MinnesotaTraveling Exhibit - Rum River Library.

Come visit this vibrant 12 panel traveling exhibit that features Minnesota's suffrage story, highlighting the women who made it happen - and who continue to lead through the League of Women Voters to make democracy work for all.

Artifacts from the history of LWV ABC will also be on display during the entire month of February at the Rum River library

This event is free and open to the public!
Saturday, February 1, 2020-Saturday, February 29, 2020
 
Anoka County Library: Rum River Branch, 4201 6th Ave, Anoka, MN Rum River Library Display Case.

LWV ABC historical objects will be on display during the month of February at the Rum River library
Saturday, February 1, 2020
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Anoka County Library: Rum River Branch, 4201 6th Ave, Anoka, MN Opening Ceremony A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota Traveling Exhibit - Rum River Library.

This event, hosted by LWV ABC, will include:
  • Boy Scout Flag Ceremony
  • Welcome speech (short)
  • Special Guest: State Representative Peggy Scott, District 35B
  • Choir singing patriotic songs
  • A community visioning exercise and sharing of memories of significant voting events.
  • Take a picture with a Suffragist
  • LWV ABC table with voter information and voter registration
  • Treats

This event is free and open to the public!
Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11255 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN Transformative Circle - February 2020 Community Gathering Pot Luck Dinner.

Transformative Circle holds monthly Community Gathering Pot Luck Dinners on the 1st Thursday of every month from September through May. Come when you can, leave when you must.

Bring something to share or just your appetite! Dress casually, families welcome!

This month's topic: Conversation on Black and Brown women in history.

See Transformative Circle's Website or Facebook for more information.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30 pm
Brooklyn Park Library, 8500 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN Minnesota Women Leaders of the Suffrage Movement - hosted by LWV BPOMG.

Gillian Uecker Rosenquist will speak on "Minnesota Women Leaders of the Suffrage Movement" in recognition of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota's 100th Anniversary.

Gillian Uecker Rosenquist currently serves on the Golden Valley City Council and is a member and former President of the Golden Valley chapter of the League of Women Voters.

Her research on the transition in Minnesota from the suffrage movement to the formation of the Minnesota League of Women Voters was originally done as part of the state League's Your Voice, Your Vote project.

This event is hosted by LWV Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Maple Grove (LWV BPOMG).

A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota Traveling Exhibit will be on view at Brooklyn Park Library during library hours February 6 through February 20, 2020.

More information

Monday, February 10, 2020
 
  No Monthly Meeting in February.

Enjoy the winter weather from home!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:00 am - 8 pm
Find your Polling Place ELECTION 2020 - Special General Election - Anoka County District 6 and City of Lino Lakes.

Voter Registration Sample Ballot Vote Early in Person or by Mail - December 27, 2019 through February 10, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
4:30 pm
  ELECTION 2020 - Last Day to Pre-register for Presidential Nomination Primary Election.

Paper Voter Registration Applications must be received by the Secretary of State or Anoka County Elections and Voter Registration before 4:30

Register Online before 4:30 pm

Friday, February 14, 2020
9:15
State Capitol
Conference Room 316
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
St Paul, MN 55155-1605
LWVMN Observer Corps & Lobby Corps Meet & Greet.

This event is intended for LWVMN members who have completed Lobby Corps or Observer Corps online training. A link to the registration form was sent during the final stage of training. Please check for that email to register.

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Welcome by Michelle Witte and Vivian Latimer Tanniehill

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Insider Tips from former State Representative JoAnn Ward

Tips on Effective Writing and Meeting Summaries from Miriam Simmons, LWVMN Secretary and Professional Registered Parliamentarian

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Networking with other Lobby Corps and Observer Corps members!

Be sure to stay for our Day of Action immediately following!

PARKING INFORMATION

View Capitol Complex Visitor & Parking Map

For full parking information, visit the Department of Administration.

Free disability parking is available in the parking lot under the Senate Building. The entrance to the lot is on Capitol Blvd.

Friday, February 14, 2020
10:30
State Capitol
Conference Room 316
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
St Paul, MN 55155-1605
LWVMN Day of Action.

This event is intended for current LWVMN members, but members are welcome to bring guests! Coffee will be provided.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Arrival, networking, meeting League members in Capitol Conference Room 316!

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Explanation of the People Powered Fair Maps campaign and the day's activities.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Q&A, if needed; more networking!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Members will help hand-deliver miniature sunflower planters to each legislator in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters!

1:00 PM and 2:00 PM
Free tours of the Capitol by the Minnesota Historical Society

REGISTRATION

Register for Day of Action

PARKING INFORMATION

View Capitol Complex Visitor & Parking Map

For full parking information, visit the Department of Administration.

Free disability parking is available in the parking lot under the Senate Building. The entrance to the lot is on Capitol Blvd.

Monday, February 24, 2020
11:00 place lunch orders, 11:30 meeting
Davanni's Restaurant, 3430 129th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN February Board Meeting.

All members are welcome!

Agenda will be posted on Member's Only Website prior to the meeting.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7:00 pm
Location is determined by your political party. ELECTION 2020 - Precinct Caucuses.

Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota's political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and values (called party platforms).

To participate, you must be eligible to vote in the November 2020 general election and live in the precinct. Students and others who are not eligible to vote in November may attend as observers.

More Information about Precinct Caucuses

Tuesday, March 3, 2020-Tuesday, March 31, 2020
 
Columbia Heights Library,
3939 Central Ave NE,
Columbia Heights, MN
Columbia Heights Library Display Case.

LWV ABC historical objects will be on display during the month of March at the Columbia Heights library
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7:00 am - 8 pm
Find your Polling Place ELECTION 2020 - Presidential Nomination Primary Election.

Voter Registration Sample Ballot Vote Early in Person or by Mail - January 17 through March 2, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11255 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN Transformative Circle - March Community Gathering Pot Luck Dinner.

Transformative Circle holds monthly Community Gathering Pot Luck Dinners on the 1st Thursday of every month from September through May. Come when you can, leave when you must.

Bring something to share or just your appetite! Dress casually, families welcome!

See Transformative Circle's Website or Facebook for more information.
Monday, March 16, 2020
9:30
State Capitol
Conference Room 316
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
St Paul, MN 55155-1605
LWVMN Day at the Capitol.

This event is intended for current LWV Minnesota members, but members are welcome to bring guests.

We encourage members to schedule appointments with their legislators in advance. Use this tool to look up your state Senator and Representative, then call or email their Legislative Assistants.

9:30 AM
Check-in - Capitol Room 316. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Members are encouraged to mingle and network.

10:00 AM
Legislative Advocacy Boot Camp presentation by Nick Harper, Civic Engagement Director

10:30 AM
Members attend hearings or meetings with individual legislators or watch Senate Floor Session at 11:00 AM

11:30 AM
Check out - Please remove all personal belongings from Capitol Room 316 by this time.

12:00 PM and after
Attend hearings or meetings with legislators

Lunch with other members on the Capitol Complex

Free Tours of the Capitol by the Minnesota Historical Society at 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM and 4 PM

Watch House Floor Session at 3:30 PM

Watch Senate Committee Hearings through 4:30 PM

REGISTRATION

Please register to ensure adequate printed materials and refreshments.

LWVMN will also email PDF copies to registered attendees.

Register for Day at the Capitol

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE END OF BUSINESS DAY THURSDAY, MARCH 12.

PARKING INFORMATION

View Capitol Complex Visitor & Parking Map

For full parking information, visit the Department of Administration.

Free disability parking is available in the parking lot under the Senate Building. The entrance to the lot is on Capitol Blvd.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
1:30
State Capitol
Rotunda
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
St Paul, MN 55155-1605
LWVMN Rally Day for Census Day and People Powered Fair Maps.

Be heard! Be counted! Be fairly represented! Share your voice in the Capitol Rotunda on March 25, as we rally for Census Day and People Powered Fair Maps here in Minnesota!

1:30pm
Gather at the Rotunda and show your support for an accurate census count and fair redistricting maps.

2:00-3:00pm
Program and Civic Engagement Opportunities, featuring LWV Minnesota and many other civic engagement groups working together to create a more perfect democracy!

REGISTRATION
Register to ensure there are enough chairs and to get updates on featured speakers!

Register for Rally Day

Check Back for More Details on featured speakers

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
 
  Census Day.

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person in the United States, including everyone living in Minnesota.

The resulting count will guide the distribution of billions of dollars to Minnesota's communities, determine political representation for the next decade, and provide data that shapes how Minnesota's policymakers and business leaders decide to invest public and private resources.

More Information

Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11255 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN Transformative Circle - April Community Gathering Pot Luck Dinner.

Transformative Circle holds monthly Community Gathering Pot Luck Dinners on the 1st Thursday of every month from September through May.

Come when you can, leave when you must.

Bring something to share or just your appetite! Dress casually, families welcome!

See Transformative Circle's Website or Facebook for more information.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11255 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN Transformative Circle - May Community Gathering Pot Luck Dinner.

Transformative Circle holds monthly Community Gathering Pot Luck Dinners on the 1st Thursday of every month from September through May.

Come when you can, leave when you must.

Bring something to share or just your appetite! Dress casually, families welcome!

See Transformative Circle's Website or Facebook for more information.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
4:30 pm
  ELECTION 2020 - Last Day to Pre-register for Primary Election.

Paper Voter Registration Applications must be received by the Secretary of State or Anoka County Elections and Voter Registration before 4:30

Register Online before 4:30 on July 21, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
7:00 am - 8 pm
Find your Polling Place ELECTION 2020 - Primary Election - State, County, Municipal.

Voter Registration Sample Ballot Vote Early in Person or by Mail - June 26 through August 10, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
4:30 pm
  ELECTION 2020 - Last Day to Pre-register for General Election.

Paper Voter Registration Applications must be received by the Secretary of State or Anoka County Elections and Voter Registration before 4:30

Register Online before 4:30 pm

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7:00 am - 8 pm
Find your Polling Place ELECTION 2020 - General Election.

Voter Registration Sample Ballot Vote Early in Person or by Mail - September 18 through November 2, 2020