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Podcast: Mike Tikkanen with Sam Ashkar - Invisible Children

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Mike Tikkanen is a leading author and speaker for generating awareness, exposing facts that many are afraid, or unable to bring to the attention of the American public.

Working with abused and neglected children as a volunteer county guardian ad-litem, Mike speaks directly about the financial and physical disaster happening daily to children,

schools, and neighborhoods because of poor public policy and the dysfunction of well-meaning people and institutions.

Listen to the podcast.

Visit www.InvisibleChildren.org and www.CasaMN.org

Recorded for the Stone Arch Discussion Group at Gardens of Salonica in NE Minneapolis on June 8, 2013 by iDream.tv.



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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. 

Read about it here

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."

Get details on how to vote at http://mnvotes.org

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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