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The Beginnings, Rapid Progress, and Next Big Strides in MN Clean Energy

A Broad Overview With J. Drake Hamilton,
Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy  

j. drake hamiltonJ. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy, gave a review of MN's beginning legislation and rapid progress in developing clean energy to already almost reach goals set for 2025.   At the NW Climate Action forum on May 25th at the Maple Grove Library, J. also gave a preview of the coming energy revolution involving the electrification of transportation, industry, and heating.  If you missed this excellent forum, be sure to get a preview of the coming energy revolution by taking a look at Carol Woehrer's notes capturing the main points of J. Hamilton's presentation.


Equity in the Cities

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Wokie Freeman and Joy Marsh Stephens Answer-ing Audience Questions 


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Wokie Freeman Presenting
on Equity in Employment,
Policies, & Programs 
in Brooklyn Park

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Solar Energy - Think Again Brooklyns

Solar Energy Takes off in Brooklyn Park

 Tuesday, April 18 6 p.m. - Free Pizza Buffet and Social 6:30 p.m. - Program

Brooklyn Park Council Chambers, 5200 85th Avenue N
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Think Again Brooklyns inmigracion Foro


¿Como afectará a los inmigrantes y refugiados

la nueva aplicación de las pólizas de ICE?


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martes, 21 marzo             6:00 p.m. - Pizza             6:30 p.m. - Foro 

Cámara del consejo de la Ciudad de Brooklyn Park - 5200 85th Avenida N - 55443 

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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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