The Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed in 1923 by suffragist Alice Paul and was finally approved by the House of Representatives in 1971 and the Senate the following year. It needed ratification by 38 state legislatures, but by the deadline in 1982 only 35 had. Since then two more states have ratified it. ERA Minnesota is part of a movement to extend the deadline and convince one more state to back the amendment.
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Minnesota's ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Minnesota State Capitol & the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial. Free and open to the public! Special programs, performances and activities for the whole family! For more information, go to: https://www.lwvmn.org/minnesota-womens-suffrage-day
Join fellow League members in learning the discipline of non-polarizing attitudes and words: Tuesday, September 17 @ Autumn Grove Park Bldg, 1395 Lydia Avenue W, Roseville, 6 – 9 p.m. LWV Roseville Area Workshop – .Attendance limited to League members.and requires preregistration.
Come show your support for our League and have a good time! Newer members - come have fun and meet other League members. We will be marching in the Rosefest Paradeand would like everyone to join us. Some people will be dressing as suffragettes to remind everyone of the struggle 100 years ago to get voting rights for women. Others will wear t-shirts saying “vote” and LWV caps. Caps are available through Sherry Hood and there might even be some t-shirts available. What you wear doesn’t matter, but your presence does. The parade starts at Roseville Area High School and ends just below c
The League of Women Voters Roseville Area is hosting their third annual Brews and Book Reviews event on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Bent Brewstillery, 1744 Terrace Drive, Roseville (between Lincoln Drive and Fairview Ave.)
Attendees are encouraged to bring a book to recommend to others for summer reading. Craft beers and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.
The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) invites you to the CMAL Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 1, in the Robert Rohlf Room of Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka
The Sustainability Tour at Macalester College Markim Hall (1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul) is scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 5. The building features native landscaping, energy efficiency, water conservation, and solar panels. For these reasons and more it has been certified as LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification for energy efficiency and environmental design by the U.S. Green Building council. Transportation details will be relayed in the May/June Voter newsletter, and will include options to either carpool or take public transportation.