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    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Tours provided at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm (each tour is 1.5 hours) as part of the LWV Minnesota Centennial Convention

    In 1919, the US Congress passed the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Minnesota ratified the amendment in September, and by August of 1920, it was adopted by all the required states. To mark the opening of the LWV Minnesota Centennial Convention, take a special tour that focuses on Minnesota women who played significant roles in securing the right to vote. Learn about the struggles and success stories of Minnesota women who worked to persuade elected officials in the State Capitol to grant women the vote. Plus, learn about the first elected women to take office in Minnesota, what role they played in state government, and how women today participate in elected office.

    Complimentary admission for LWV members. Only 35 spots available for each tour.

    Reserve Your Spot for the 1:00 p.m. Tour

    Reserve Your Spot for the 2:00 p.m. Tour

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Landmark Center | 75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    On the eve of the League of Women Voters State Convention, join the League of Women Voters Minnesota, League of Women Voters of St. Paul and Landmark Center to view "A Century of Civic Engagement," presented in honor of the 100th anniversaries of both LWV Minnesota and LWVSP.

    The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. During the reception on Friday, April 26, enjoy light refreshments and great conversation about the civic engagement that has been at the core of Minnesota life for a century. The new CEO of LWV of the United States, Virginia Kase, will be a special guest.

    RSVP | Registration is not required but it is appreciated on Eventbrite.

    Downtown parking information available at www.landmarkcenter.org.

    Exhibit Info

    "A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters in Minnesota"

    Background and Overview

    LWV Minnesota will launch its traveling exhibit at Landmark Center, delving into the organization’s mission and history over the past century and augmented by the history and images of LWV St. Paul, which began as the Ramsey County League of Women Voters.

    Even before ratification of the 19th Amendment, Carrie Chapman Catt initiated a plan to replace the National American Woman Suffrage Association and carry their legislative and leadership initiatives forward through the League of Women Voters. Over the past century, our state and local chapters of the League would help Minnesotans fulfill their responsibilities as educated voters while the League pressed for non-partisan legislation and activism to protect democratic principles. As we approach the 19th Amendment's centennial year, the League of Women Voters Minnesota and St. Paul are celebrating by presenting this exhibit to commemorate the unique history of woman suffrage in Minnesota, and to recognize LWV's mission and history in Minnesota over the past century.

    The exhibit:

    • Highlights the women who brought suffrage to Minnesota
    • Uncovers the nuances of diversity and inclusion within the suffrage movement
    • Recognizes and celebrate a century of activism by LWV Minnesota 
    • Activates visitors to educate themselves and to vote 
    • Reminds visitors that democracy depends on their participation
    • Empowers visitors in defense of democracy

    The exhibit will be on display at Landmark Center through May 28.  It is sponsored by LWV Minnesota, LWVSP and Landmark Center.

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM

    Let's set an all-time high for participation at this special Centennial Convention, to share meaningful time together and to help set the future agenda for our 2nd century!

    LWV St. Paul is proud to be the hosting League for this year's state convention. Be sure to check the rest of our calendar to see other events surrounding the convention. All convention details and registration can be found on the LWV Minnesota website.

    Convention Details

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

    • 8:00am - Registration & Breakfast

    • 8:00am-8:45am - Budget and Bylaws Q&A (optional attendance)

    • 9:15am - Keynote speaker Virginia Case, LWV CEO, and morning workshop

    • 12:30pm - Lunch and social time

    • 2:00pm-5:30pm (or when completed) - First plenary session:

      • Call to order and introductions

      • Credentials Committee report

      • Convention rules (vote to adopt)

      • Agenda (vote to adopt)

      • Current state board (introduce and thank)

      • Board and staff reports

      • Bylaws amendments (present and vote on revisions)

      • Nominating Committee (present slate of nominees and vote)

      • B R E A K

      • Program for Action (presentation and questions for clarification only)

      • Building sale report and questions

      • Financial report

      • Proposed budget (presentation and questions for clarification only)

      • Local League presentations

    • 6:30pm - LWV St. Paul will host a pub crawl starting at 7:00pm. You may wish to grab dinner beforehand, or order food at one of the bars in the crawl.

    SUNDAY, APRIL 28 – 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

    • 8:00am - Registration and breakfast

    • 8:00am-8:45am - Budget, bylaws and Program for Action Q&A (optional attendance)

    • 9:15am - Orientation for our Centennial toolkit and a presentation by the Minnesota History Center about their 2020 exhibit

    • 12:00pm-3:00pm (or when completed) - Second plenary session:

      • Local League presentations (pending Saturday’s schedule)

      • Program for Action (debate and vote)

      • Proposed budget (debate and vote)

      • Direction to the state board

      • Announcements and wrap-up

    • New board to meet for 30 minutes after Convention adjournment


    • The registration fee for this year's 2-day convention programming with 4 meals included will be $225. 

    • If you are an LWV St. Paul member who would like to attend the convention, email office@lwvsp.org to inquire about the St. Paul League helping with the cost of your registration.

    • This event is for LWV members who are current on their dues; it is not open to the general public.

    Register for the Centennial Convention

    • 02 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Landmark Center | 75 W 5th Street, Courtroom 430, Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Join historian Madeline Hansen for a look at the history of women’s suffrage in the state and how the city of South Saint Paul led the way to the polls.

    Presented with Landmark Center as part of its “Uncle Sam Worked Here” History Conversation series.

    • 08 May 2019
    • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave, St. Paul

    Please join us in May for our book club! This club meets on the second Wednesday of each month. This club has been meeting for over ten years, and always welcomes new visitors, even if they haven’t read the book.

    When | Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Where | Sun Ray Library, 3M Room, 2105 Wilson Ave.

    Time | 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    The Book | The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt.

    Public is welcome.

    • 23 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Episcopal Homes Campus | 1860 University Avenue W. Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Please join us for our 99th annual meeting to help us plan for the upcoming year. There will be a half hour of socializing to start. Then at 6 p.m. enjoy a meal, great conversation and the presentation of annual awards. After dinner, members will weigh in during the election of officers and decide on a program of action for the coming year. 

    During the meeting, we will also have a presentation from Toni Newborn. Toni is the Chief Equity Officer for the City of Saint Paul. She works to ensure that the City provides equity in its workforce, services, and community. She has worked for the City since 2015. During her initial tenure, she served as the Diversity and Consulting Services Manager in the Human Resources Department. Prior to joining the City, Toni was Assistant Director of Civil Rights for the Complaint Division of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights which enforces Minneapolis’ anti-discrimination laws and policies. During her tenure with the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, she also served as a Senior Investigator in the Complaint Investigation Division.

    New League members: This is a great opportunity to socialize, meet other members, get questions answered and become more involved with events/program planning in the upcoming year.

    The active participation of League members in this meeting will help us assure that we are meeting the goals and aspirations of all of our members. We hope that many of you will participate. This event is also open to guests.

    Registration for this event is $20 per person and is required. Please register via the link to the left or send a check to 75 Fifth Street West, Suite 224, St. Paul, MN 55102. If you have questions about registration, please email our president, Amy Mino (amy@minofamily.net).
    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave, St. Paul

    Please join us in June for our book club! This club meets on the second Wednesday of each month. This club has been meeting for over ten years, and always welcomes new visitors, even if they haven’t read the book.

    When | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Where | Sun Ray Library, 3M Room, 2105 Wilson Ave.

    Time | 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    The Book | Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, A Student and a Life-Changing Friendship by Michelle Kuo.

    Public is welcome.

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Landmark Center | 75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    Join us at noon on June 12th at the Landmark Center for Money in Politics: Restoring Fair Representation to the People. Featured speakers of the event are Vicki Barnes, Volunteer MN State Coordinator for American Promise* and Take Back Our Republic**, and Richard Painter, author of Taxation Only With Representation and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota.

    Learn how we can correct bad Supreme Court decisions that have resulted in our inability to regulate campaign spending that has allowed big moneyed special interest groups to influence our elections and our policies. Learn how corporate spending in our elections has created corporate consolidation and market concentration that has limited our choices and increased our cost of living.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    *American Promise is a cross-partisan, non-profit group working solely on the passage of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only natural persons have rights protected under the Constitution, and the spending of money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment; therefore, campaign spending shall be regulated and must be disclosed.

    **Take Back Our Republic is a non-partisan organization that advocates for conservative solutions to campaign finance reform.

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