Calendar

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

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

 

Jan
21
Mon
Labor and Black Lives Matter @ East Side Freedom Library
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The East Side Freedom Library invites you to join us for part II of our celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. ESFL continues our exploration of the labor movement’s relationship with other social movements with a panel which will discuss the past, present, and future of the labor movement’s engagement with movements against racism. Today, the most energized of these movements is the Movement for Black Lives and its associated organizations and struggles. Our panel will include participants in these movements as well as the labor movement.

Come join the conversation!

East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul
Free and open to all
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294

Link to Facebook Event

Jan
22
Tue
Start By Believing: Panel on Response to Sexual Assault @ SPNN
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for a free 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 series, Nicole Matthews, Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Woman’s Sexual Assault Coalition, John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney, and Paul Schnell, Inver Grove Heights Police Chief. Both Ms. Matthews and Chief Schnell sit on the task force convened by Attorney General Lori Swanson which will soon issue a report regarding proposed changes to state laws and policies to improve the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault. Questions for the panelists will be accepted in writing at the event.

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.

Jan
24
Thu
Title IX Notice-and-Comment Writing Party @ Coffman Memorial Union
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

TitleOn Friday November 16, 2018, the Department of Education released a proposal to amend the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). If the proposal is finalized utilizing this language, campuses will become less safe for victims/survivors, and perpetrators will be less frequently held accountable.

We are calling on our allies to raise your voices against this harmful proposal.

Before these proposed rules become legally binding, the Department must go through a process known as “notice-and-comment,” which allows members of the public to voice their opinions on the Department’s proposed rules. The Notice and Comment period will be open until January 28, 2019.

You can take action now by joining us on Thursday, January 24th – we, along with allied organizations across the state, will be gathering together to write and submit comments on these proposed changes. Submitted comments play a crucial role in how seriously courts take proposed changes into consideration. By sharing good arguments, we can give courts the tools they need to reject these harmful regulations.

Link to Facebook Event

Until then, you can learn more about these Title IX changes and what you can do to stop them by clicking the following links:
https://bit.ly/2G54jIG
https://bit.ly/2QCOTPN
https://www.knowyourix.org/

Jan
26
Sat
Bridging the Political Divide: Listening and Understanding @ Inver Glen Library
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Focus on listening and reflecting during this structured conversation amongst a balanced group of Republican-leaning and Democratic-leaning citizens, designed to help you understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Registration required. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan.

U.S. Rep Angie Craig Town Hall- Updated Date and Time @ Burnsville High School
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join me for my first town hall meeting as your Representative! I look forward to learning how I can best represent you.

Burnsville High School
600 State Hwy 13,
Burnsville, MN 55337

Doors Open at 10:30 AM
Town Hall begins at 11:00 AM

We will also stream the town hall on Facebook live.

RSVP here to make sure we have enough seats. The more the merrier! https://bit.ly/2VFC4Uy

Jan
29
Tue
Breakfast with the Mayors @ University of St. Thomas
Jan 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Join us for our highly anticipated annual breakfast with the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and Minneapolis Regional Chamber – tickets likely to sell out fast! Mayor Carter and Mayor Frey will talk about their 2019 priorities, what challenges lie ahead and how businesses can support and promote the region.

Sign up with your Chamber today!
Minneapolis Regional Chamber: ow.ly/bcXw30n2k8A
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce: http://bit.ly/MSPMayors19

Jan
31
Thu
Our Future, Our Right: Launch the MN Green New Deal w MN Youth @ Minnesota State Capitol
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join youth of Minnesota on January 31st as we introduce a Minnesota Green New Deal bill that would address the urgency and scale of the climate crisis by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, investing in communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution, and building a more sustainable economy with thousands of green new jobs. Building momentum from the National Green New Deal that was introduced by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and propelled forward by the Sunrise Movement, the MN Green New Deal is an unprecedented statewide equivalent that would bring Minnesota to the forefront in the global fight against climate change. Read more about the MN GND platform here.

On January 31st at 3:30pm, we will stand in the balcony of the House of Representatives as Representative Frank Hornstein announces our bill on the House floor, rally outside of the House and share young people’s climate stories from all over MN, and finally confront and deliver messages to key legislators as they exit the floor session, asking them to support the MN Green New Deal.

Now, more than ever, we must take action. Although non-voting youth are 25% of the population, we are 100% of the future, and we NEED our voices to be taken seriously. Join us as we make unprecedented strides towards a livable, safe, world for us all.

WHO WE ARE

Minnesota can’t wait to take bold and necessary action to combat climate change. We, young people of Minnesota, are calling on our leaders to do what’s needed for our state to stop emitting greenhouse gases and be fossil fuel free within a decade. We want a transition to clean renewable energy that is equitable for all Minnesotans because the longer we delay, the more it threatens the health, safety, and happiness of our generation and all who follow.

MN Can’t Wait is a movement of youth climate activists from all over MN pushing for bold, necessary changes in our state to protect our futures from the climate crisis. Our goals are to 1) Regulate greenhouse gasses through statewide Executive action 2) Pass a Minnesota Green New Deal in the legislature that drives an equitable transition to a renewable energy economy and creates thousands of good jobs, 3) Stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, such as the Line 3 pipeline.

Feb
5
Tue
LWV Dakota County Member/Public Meeting @ Burnhaven Library
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Our main topic will be the LWV Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues (CMAL) consensus study on Metropolitan Council governance. Come learn about LWV’s process of consensus studies, CMAL, and its current study on the Met Council. Arrive at 6 p.m. to Mix & Mingle with others before the meeting. Our meetings are nonpartisan and everyone is welcome!

 

Feb
7
Thu
Second Chance Day on the Hill 2019 @ Minnesota State Capitol
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join over 60 Minnesota organizations! SECOND CHANCE DAY ON THE HILL Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, March 7, 2018 • 10 a.m.

The most impactful way for you to influence the policies that impact you and those you care about is by meeting in person with your legislators. This year we will only be visiting legislators if we have a pre-scheduled meeting for at least one constituent.

Between the hundreds that show up to the rally, and the visits that happen, this is the greatest way to show our lawmakers that Second Chances are important for ALL Minnesotans! Join us!

Want to learn more about MN 2nd Chance Coalition and their work on criminal justice reform? Check out their website

Stay tuned for more details!!! Check out FaceBook Event

#SCDOTH2019 #SecondChances #MN2ndChance

Bridging the Political Divide: Conversation Skills @ Wescott Library- Eagan
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm the importance of maintaining relationships with those on the other side of the political divide. Practice conversation skills in pairs with someone of your same political persuasion. Registration required. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan.