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Stone Arch Discussion February 8th with Hennepin County Commissioner Fernando

 Hennepin County Commissioner Irene Fernando





Stone Arch Discussion February 8th with Hennepin County Commissioner Irene Fernando. The Commissioner is Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopement Authority Chair and shares that experience with us as we discuss affordable housing and homelessness and how we're tackling these issues as a community at the County level. Hennepin County is the second largest public entity in Minnesota and district 2, represented by Commissioner Fernando, includes the west side of Plymouth and I-494 all the way east through Northeast Minneapolis. The diverse district offers many challenges and opportunities and gives us insight into housing issues at every end fo the spectrum. Come join us at Wilde Cafe from 8:30-10 Saturday morning the 8th for hot coffee and hot takes with our new Commissioner, who is also on the Rail Authority and vice chair of Public Safety. Can't wait to see you there.

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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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