News from the League of Women Voters, St. Cloud Area (LWVSCA)
Defending democracy matters now more than ever. Due to Covid-19 safety concerns, the LWVSCA continues to conduct regular business using primarily electronic means. We encourage Minnesotans to learn about voting by absentee ballot and to use that approach if they have any concerns about voting in person on Election Day. Polling places will have social distancing and face-covering requirements in place. Election judges will be trained to safely serve all voters who cast in-person ballots on November 3.
We are proceeding with plans to video-record our 2020 candidate forums with no audiences present. After each forum is complete, a link to the recording will be posted on this website on the Elections page. The public is invited to submit candidate questions in advance by using the email icon on this page.
If you email us with a candidate question, please indicate which public office you are referencing. Thank you for keeping questions brief and relevant to the issues ordinarily addressed in that office. Questions are due by midnight on the following dates for these races:
September 28: Sartell City Council
October 4: St. Cloud District #742 School District
October 5: Legislative District 13, Senate and House 13A & 13B
October 12: St. Cloud Mayor and City Council
October 13, Legislative District 14, Senate and House 13A & 13B
We are still celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters and the passage of the 19th Amendment. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was officially certified and added to the U.S. Constitution. Since 1973, this date has been observed as Women's Equality Day. This year, we celebrated together online and recalled suffrage accomplishment with toasts and cheers.
September 9, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Suffragist Perspectives: A Conversation
Two LWVSCA members discussed suffrage leaders who were influential at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries and who made important contributions to women's equality. In some cases, these individuals lived to see the passage of the 19th Amendment and then advocated for women turning out to vote.
This event is complete and was an online meeting. A description of our October meeting will be available soon. Visitors who are interested in monthly topics, can email us and request more information.