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Vote Run Lead Event: Preparing Women for Politics

“Democracy can only work if it accurately reflects the people it is supposed to represent,” says Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “We must expand the electorate to change the electorate.”

  • 06/25/2022
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What Minnesota Politics Looks Like: Housing, Education, Public Safety

Phase Two of the CALL housing movement will begin this summer, which could include a scorecard of legislators’ work on behalf of solving the housing crisis.

  • 06/20/2022
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Perspective From Bosnia (+ speech: How to Elect Women in a Patriarchy)

“Several women in politics that Amra and I have interviewed indicate their greatest strength is in listening. They learn what the issues are, talk to people about what might resolve those issues, and figure out how to make it work.”

  • 06/17/2022
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CALL: Let’s Talk Iron Range and Boundary Waters Politics

What we can do better in northern Minnesota — a conversation with four people who see the environmental, political, and community needs.

  • 06/15/2022
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Public Safety On the Ballot This Year

The League of Women’s Voters Minneapolis is creating a series of commentaries related to the 2022 Midterm Elections. This is one of them.

  • 06/07/2022
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Women in Politics Series: Rep. Heather Keeler on Transparency, Gun Violence, Inclusion

If I can be honest in who I am, and the opportunity that I have in this seat, hopefully there is a little girl out there who can hear or see a message and realize that it is a possibility for them — that they are not too broken to do this work. We all deserve to be in this space and make these changes together.

  • 05/26/2022
Cathie Harnett

Women in Politics Series: Social Change Movements and Asking for Money

Women’s power is in our ability to find ways to support each other and tap into whatever skill sets we bring to the table.

  • 05/10/2022
Ranae Hanson

CALL: Ranae Hanson on Solving for Minnesota’s Political Polarization

People in the North are frustrated because they don’t feel like city people are talking about this at all, they don’t see it coming up in the newspapers — they only see the other kind of mining. And it’s pretty important.

  • 04/28/2022
Beth Peterson

CALL: Beth Peterson on Electing Women

We also have never had a Black woman in the senate. There are five Black women running this year to change that. Our Latina representation is also in danger in the senate with the retirements of Senator Patricia Torres Ray and Melisa Lopez Franzen. So, we can do better.

  • 04/19/2022
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Women in Politics Series: Talking With Three MN Legislators

Part of our 12-part series of Women in Politics

  • 04/17/2022
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Women in Politics Series: Talking With Nausheena Hussain

I feel the patriarchy society has socialized us to constantly compete with each other, and we have to shut that down. We have to break that and disrupt that by doing things together.

  • 04/08/2022
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VIEW: Why Does Ukraine Matter to Minnesota?

Before saying more about why the invasion of Ukraine matters for those of us in Minnesota, it is important to take a moment to understand the country’s modern history.

  • 03/04/2022