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Tuesday, September 27

6 p.m. doors open            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)


Meeting Climate Change Is Cheaper than Ignoring It!


With Jay Coggins - University of Minnesota Economics Professor



jay cogginsClimate-change discussions seem always to suggest that switching to a renewable energy alternative would be extremely expensive, threatening our jobs, hurting our economy, and diminishing our bountiful lives. In reality, over a period of just two or three decades, climate action would cost less than doing nothing.   Why are we arguing about whether climate change is a threat? Switching to renewables is a winner on straight economic grounds.

Professor Coggins works in environmental economics with emphasis in the areas of air and water policy, air pollution and human health, and market-based approaches to environmental protection.


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.  

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Hope to see you then!  Kelly Guncheon






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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