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SD52 Central Committee Meetings
4th Tuesday of every month at 6:45 PM

Westview Park Apartments
285 Westview Drive
West St Paul, MN 55118

 

Mar
20
Wed
Education Finance Presentation- Cannon Falls @ Cannon Falls High School- Auditorium
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Immigration Justice Panel @ New Spirit United Church of Christ
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Several members of our wider community come together tonight to share their experiences of immigration, identity, and what justice is needed in our city and country. Hosted by New Spirit UCC this is an event for anyone in our area to come share – listen – and ask questions. Kids are welcome, food and snacks beginning at 6:30 before the panel begins.

Mar
21
Thu
Transportation Forward Day at the Capitol @ Minnesota State Capitol
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Transportation Forward Day at the Capitol is Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Across Minnesota, transportation has a major impact on our everyday lives and on our environment. On March 21, join us at the State Capitol to remind lawmakers that affordable, healthy, and sustainable options are essential to our families, our neighborhoods, and our future. Speak out for a transportation system that works for all! RSVP below.

Our goal is to make statewide funding for transit, bicycling, and walking a top priority this legislative session.

Activities will start at 1:00 PM and we would love to see you there! Throughout the afternoon, participants will learn how to talk with legislators about why investments in transit, biking, and walking are important. Meetings with legislators will be scheduled when you register. As we gather in the Rotunda, you will hear from inspirational speakers and leaders about transportation and a variety of intersecting issues. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Wear yellow or blue to help us make a visible impact at the Capitol. Meet at the Rotunda to check-in with our team when you arrive.

Schedule:

  • 1:00 pm – Check-in & Registration in Capitol Rotunda
  • 1:30 pm – Letter Writing / Sign Making and Find Your Voice Training
  • 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm – Rally in Capitol Rotunda
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Legislator Engagement

RSVPs help us plan for a successful day of advocacy. Please register below.

Hosts: Move Minnesota, Sierra Club North Star Chapter, and MN350.

Co-sponsors: Transportation Forward coalition.

Questions? Please contact Finn at finnm@movemn.org.

Register for this event

 

WhenThursday, March 21, 2019
1 PM – 5 PM

WhereMinnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Rotunda
Saint Paul, MN  55155

Protecting Democracy: Elections, Redistricting and Campaigns @ Black Dog Cafe
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A conversation with experts on redistricting, the census, election process and campaigns. What’s happening at the legislature and how you can weigh in.

Building Together: Community Dialogue on Race @ City of Burnsville
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Conversations about race can be tough – however, they can also have the power to educate, heal and ultimately transform. Members of the community are invited to a facilitated discussion that will explore issues related to race in our community in a safe, supportive environment.

Guest speakers will include:
• Leaders of the Burnsville High School Black Student Union
• Leaders of the Burnsville Police Department
• Satya Balroop, Minnesota Hindu Milan Mandir

The event is free and light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are requested to gauge attendance numbers: http://tinyurl.com/BVdialogue

Hosted by the Burnsville Police Department and members of the community.

Mar
22
Fri
Comfortable at the Capitol: Whose House? Our House! @ Minnesota State Capitol
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Welcome to YOUR house! The State Capitol is where the officials YOU elected work for YOU, representing YOU and YOUR concerns, as they draft, debate and vote on legislation that will affect YOUR life. It may feel like they’re the ones with the power – but they’re beholden to YOU.

Let’s make sure they’re doing what YOU put them there to do. Let’s get ready to take some legislative action in 2019!

Join us for a special WMM tour to help YOU get Comfortable at the Capitol. Learn how things work at the MN State Capitol and find out how YOU can have an impact on what bills get passed this session.

Tour the State Capitol building, the House of Representatives and Senate building. Visit your state representative’s and senator’s offices and introduce yourself to their legislative assistant. Find out how to watch a floor session, attend a committee hearing, call your legislator from the House or Senate Chambers, and where to access the libraries, grab a bite to eat and temporarily park your coat.

Kathy Hollander will be your tour guide. She is a past volunteer citizen lobbyist, who loves hanging around at the Capitol and has a passion for legislative action.

Wear your walking shoes, please!

The tour is free, but registration is required . The tour group will be limited to 12 people!

Where to meet:
Meet Kathy inside the main front doors of the building, (up the front steps of the Capitol), at 3pm. The tour will last 2 hours.

How to get there:
Google map and directions – https://goo.gl/W56ygu
Metro Transit Green Line Light rail: Capitol/Rice St Station
Parking map – https://goo.gl/PAjrPH

Once you register, you will receive more information. You will also get an event reminder.

Please join us as we learn how to hold our elected officials to account and make an impact down at the MN State Capitol!

World Water Day: Water is Sacred
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Indigenous peoples, youth, and allies are uniting from across the land of water known as Mnisota to honor the sacredness of water.

Join us and learn more about Mni Ki Wakan pre-summit events in New York, & the 3rd Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit on August 13-15, South Dakota. Mni KI Wakan.org.

Link to Facebook Event

Mar
24
Sun
Opening Event: Why Treaties Matter @ East Side Freedom Library
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The East Side Freedom Library invites you to the opening event of our hosting of the exhibit Why Treaties Matter.

This exhibit, developed by the Minnesota Humanities Center, explores the complicated history of treaty negotiations, agreements, and violations here in Minnesota. The East Side Freedom Library is pleased to host this exhibit and organize a series of public events in relationship to it from late March to late April, in partnership with the Lower Phalen Creek Project and our Dakota neighbors. We hope you will join us for several of these events and take part in conversations which explore not only our history, but also our present and future.

Our opening event, on March 24, will include smudge burning, drumming, spoken word, music and an opening song by Oyate Teca. Youth dancers from Wakinyan Luta Dance Society will come and exhibit their dance styles. We will also hear from Dakota elder and historian, Chris Mato Nunpa, Ph.D., who has long studied the impact of this history on all our communities.

Future events will take place on March 31, April 14, and April 28.
Please watch http://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org for further information

Free and open to all
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294

Link to Facebook Event

Mar
25
Mon
DFL Environmental Caucus Lobby Day @ Veterans Service Building
Mar 25 @ 8:15 am – 2:45 pm

Join our first DFL Environmental Caucus lobby day! We will meet in Conference Room B on the 5th floor of the Veterans Service Building, get updated on key issues, and then lobby our reps to support key bills.

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Check in at the Vet Service Bldg. Conference Room B (5th floor)
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Update from key legislators and activists, and lobby training
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Lobby meetings with your representatives and lunch on your own
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Meeting back at the Vet Service Building 5th floor to wrap up the day.
Mar
27
Wed
Rally to End Domestic Violence in Minnesota! @ Minnesota State Capitol
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join survivors, advocates, youth and community leaders on March 27th in the Rotunda of the Minnesota State Capitol as we collectively lead the way to end domestic violence in our communities across Minnesota!

We will hear from youth, survivors, and advocates about the leadership that already exists in our communities and the many actions we can each take to end violence and promote healthy, thriving relationships and communities.

We invite everyone attending the rally to sign a postcard letting your legislators know that you stand with victims and survivors of domestic violence! We will deliver these signed postcards to your elected officials after the rally.

BRING SIGNS! WEAR PURPLE! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
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If you can’t make it to Saint Paul, there will be actions happening in the following cities:

Bemidji: Bemidji City Hall, 317 4th St NW: noon – 1pm sponsored by Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter

Center City: Chisago County Courthouse, 313 N Main St.: 11:30am – 1:30pm sponsored by The Refuge Network – a program of Family Pathways

Granite Falls: Yellow Medicine County Courthouse – 415 9th Ave.: noon – 1pm sponsored by Yellow Medicine Victim Witness Program

Mankato: TBD sponsored by Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Inc- CADA

Redwood Falls: Redwood Falls Public Library – 509 S Lincoln St: noon – 1pm sponsored by Women’s Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc.

Rochester: Olmstead Government Center Rotunda: noon – 1pm sponsored by Women’s Shelter and Support Center

St Cloud: Stearns Couth Administrative Center, 705 Courthouse Square: 8:15am sponsored by Anna Marie’s Alliance

St Paul: State Capitol Rotunda: 11am – noon

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