MN Legislative Session and the Upcoming Elections - David Schultz PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kelly Guncheon   


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Monday, October 24

          6 p.m. - Sign-in               6:15 p.m. - Dinner           6:45 p.m. - Program       

   Church of the Epiphany, 4900 Nathan Lane N, Plymouth

   (1 block west of Highway 169 on the South Side of Schmidt Lake Road)


The MN Legislative Session and the Upcoming Election


david schultz office photoWith David Schultz

Political Science Professor at Hamline University and Political Analyst 



Come hear David Schultz analyze the results of the Legislative session as well as share his prognostications for the upcoming elections.  For those of you who haven't heard him speak, Professor Schultz is a dynamic speaker who provides valuable perspective about what's going on in St. Paul, and who has fascinating insight into the elections, both local and national.  He's a popular political analyst on local TV stations.  You don't want to miss him!



David Schultz teaches classes in American politics, public policy and administration, and ethics. Professor Schultz has authored 30 books, including his most recent, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter (2015), Election Law and Democratic Theory (2014), and American Politics in the Age of Ignorance: Why Lawmakers Choose Belief Over Research (2013).  A Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe, Schultz is the winner of the national 2013 Leslie Whittington Excellence in Public Affairs Teaching Award.



The Westside Progressives, a non-partisan educational forum that encourages civil and thoughtful discussion about progressive issues, meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Church of the Epiphany.  $10 admission includes lasagna (vegetarian option available)/salad dinner.  If you do not want to have dinner, let Kelly Guncheon know when you RSVP.


Please RSVP to Host Kelly Guncheon so he knows how to arrange the room and how much food to order:


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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."

Get details on how to vote at

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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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