Fartun Weli of Isuroon Nonprofit Group - Stone Arch Discussion Group PDF Print E-mail


Saturday, April 9 – 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Wilde Roast: 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414


fartun weliFartun Weli is Founder and Executive Director of Isuroon, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting the health and empowerment of Minnesota’s Somali women. Under her direction, ISUROON (a Somali word meaning "woman taking care of herself") has created a health-support network for Somali women, forged links with dozens of community groups, and secured public and private grant support for Isuroon's work.   She speaks often about the concerns of health inequity of Minnesota minorities, especially the Somali community-women at public events and is recognized as an indispensable liaison between the Somali and mainstream communities.

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.







MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

Get details on how to vote at http://mnvotes.org

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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