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January 11 Stone Arch with Senator Kari Dziedzic

We welcome Senator Kari Dziedzic at our Stone Arch Discussion January 11th at 8:30 AM for a Legislative preview. The Senator serves on Taxes, Public Safety and Housing Finance Committees. Join us Saturday morning for a conversation about what is possible, what a bonding bill might look like and what Minneapolis could use. Get in line early at Wilde Cafe for your coffee so that we can conven at 8:30 in the morning sharp. Given the new year stick around after 10 and catch up with events of the past month.

Get ready in the coming months as well. Februar we host our local County Commissioner Irene Fernando, and in March Minneapolis Budget Director Micah Intermill. We'll have lots of time to check up on Minnesota and how we're doing.

See you Saturday the 11th.

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In June 2012, Think Again MN launched a history series that examines politics and policy-making in Minnesota during the last century from the immediate post World War II years up through the 1990s. That era witnessed fierce legislative battles at the State Capitol but it was also a time of shared values that cut across partisan lines. 

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MN's Leading Election System

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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Oregon's Automatic Voter Registration

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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