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News from the League of Women Voters, St. Cloud Area (LWVSCA)

Empowering voters is essential this election season. Due to Covid-19 safety concerns, we encourage Minnesotans to learn about voting by absentee ballot and to use that approach if they have any health concerns about voting in person on Election Day. 

                                                                                                                               

Election judges will be trained to safely serve all voters who cast in-person ballots on November 3. Polling places will have social distancing and face-covering requirements in place.

We successfully implemented plans to video-record our 2020 candidate forums with no audiences present. The public was invited to submit candidate questions, and we thank those who emailed questions for the races below. 

All events are now complete, and links to forum recordings are available.

  • Sartell City Council 

  • St. Cloud District #742 School Board 

  • Legislative District 13: Senate and House 13A & 13B 

  • St. Cloud Mayor

  • St. Cloud City Council

  • Legislative District 14: Senate and House 14A & 14B

Centennial Observance

In 2020, we are honoring 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 that day online and recalled suffrage accomplishments with toasts and cheers.

Monthly Unit Meeting 

October 14, 2020, 1:00 p.m. (This event is complete.) 

“MN Agriculture: Greenhouse Gas Emitter”

At our monthly meeting, guest speaker Amelia Vohs, an energy attorney with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) explained how GHG emissions from agriculture are tallied and contribute to overall GHG. She shared the work MCEA has done to help curb GHG from agriculture.

A description of the November 11 meeting will be published at the beginning of the month.

Dialogue and a Drink: Informal Discussion

November 5, 2020, 5:00 p.m. (via Zoom)

“Election 2020—Evaluating the Process”

The League of Women Voters has been a part of a number of initiatives this election cycle, including the Vote from Home project. League members and guests will discuss and share ideas about how these efforts affected voting in the midst of a pandemic. 

Visitors who are interested in our meeting and discussion topics, can email us using the icon, left below, to request more information.

PO Box 5084

St. Cloud, MN 56302

320-420-2805

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