Minneapolis Elections Recap with Peter Callaghan of MinnPost--Stone Arch Discussion Group Print E-mail
Written by John Farrell   


Saturday, December 9              8:30 to 10 a.m.


Wilde Roast, 65 SE Main Street, Minndapolis, MN


Peter Callaghan of Minnpost will walk us through the Minneapolis municipal elections—the change in mayor and city council, among other races. Mr Callaghan has been a staff writer at MinnPost since 2014 after nearly 30 years as a journalist and columnist for The News Tribune in Tacoma, WA.  He covers local politics and government in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Twin Cities region. 


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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