August Primary

ElectionGreeters

LWVMpls Election Night Volunteers

View Primary Election results from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Thank you election judges and LWVMpls volunteers for all of your work to make the primary run smoothly. Citizen volunteers keep democracy working.

Beginning with the August 12, 2014 Primary Election, any voter may vote absentee. Absentee ballots are available 46 days before an election.

In 2014, ballots will be ready starting September 19 for the General Election (November 4).

On the Move

LWVMpls Moves to the Greenway Building

greenway bldg

LWVMpls moved to a new location recently.

We look forward to serving the community and our members at Suite 250, 2801 21st Ave. S, Minneapolis 55407, once the dust settles.

Stay tuned for more exciting news as we celebrate 95 years!

Sex Trafficking in Minnesota

New Report Released With Latest Information

Minneapolis, March 7, 2014 – The League of Women Voters Minneapolis (LWV Minneapolis) today announced the release of a new report, Why Should We Care About Sex Trafficking in Minnesota, that works to further raise awareness of illegal sex trade and exploitation of underage females in Minnesota. The League commissioned the report, authored by Ana Isabel Gabilondo and Girija Tulpule of University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), and it is available through the LWV Minneapolis. A portion of any donations received will benefit Breaking Free, a local non-profit organization with a mission of helping girls and women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation. [Read more...]

How a Bill Becomes Law

We, the People: April, 2014

Host Joan Higinbotham and her guests Mindy Greiling, former state representative and Sherri Knuth, League of Women Voters lobbyist, talk about how a bill becomes a law – what influences legislators – constituents are important, and citizens can be effective lobbyists. Their years of experience made for an interesting and informative conversation.

Racial Disparities in Arrests and Sentencing in Minnesota

We, the People: March, 2014

Host Joan Higinbotham and guests Larry Lucio and Mark Haase discuss the racial disparities in arrests and sentencing in Minnesota’s criminal justice system. Lucio is a former school principal and Mark Haase works with Council on Crime and Justice