March Stone Arch: Tim Thompson, President of Housing Justice Center PDF Print E-mail

 

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 8:30-10:00 a.m.

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

 

This month, we’re looking at efforts to increase affordable housing in the Twin Cities with Tim Thompson, President and Senior Attorney at the Housing Justice Center. Tim has been working to expand affordable housing with HJC since 2000. His work has included, among other efforts, litigating to support housing access for all people. News coverage of a 2016 lawsuit filed by Tim against an apartment complex in Richfield, for example, says by raising the rent 30%, refusing to participate in government programs, and requiring a minimum credit score of 625, the owner is not only trying to upgrade the buildings, but the tenant population as well.

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.

 

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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."

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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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