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LWVMpls distributes voters guide, holds school board forum Oct. 8

Posted on 02 October 2020 by Tesha Christensen

Watch for the eye-catching, colorful 2020 Voters Guide coming to your local library, grocery store or elsewhere in your neighborhood. The easy-to-read, 12-page booklet summarizes new voting rules during the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on absentee voting, and identifies candidates who will be on the ballot in Minneapolis.
Included are websites and background information for Congressional District 5 and U.S. Senate candidates as well as candidates for the Minnesota Senate, House, MN Supreme Court, and the Minneapolis School Board.
“We wanted to provide a printed guide so that local voters – especially those who lack internet access – can learn about the candidates,” said League of Women Voters Minneapolis (LWVMpls) President Anita Newhouse. “This is not intended to be comprehensive information, but rather a brief introduction to the voting process and the candidates. Links are also available to more in-depth material. Thanks to a grant from Thomson Reuters, 7000 copies are being printed for distribution by LWVMpls volunteers.”
Find the PDF on the new and improved, easy-to-navigate LWVMpls website, www.lwvmpls.org. The site includes everything you need to make your voice heard in the 2020 election such as who is qualified to vote, how to register to vote, how to vote from home and, for those would like to volunteer, opportunities galore.
School Board Candidate Forum
LVWMpls invites the public to attend a virtual (no live audience) School Board Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. Candidates in the District 2, 4, 6 and At Large races are being invited to participate. Please note that because Ira Jourdain is unopposed for District 6, the forum will treat each candidate as running individually for a seat on the school board and not as running in separate, one-against-one races.
The forum will be live-streamed, recorded for later viewing via a link on the LWVMpls and other community websites, and televised on MTN Channel 6. Email question(s) now to vote@lwvmps.org. LWVMpls will start sorting questions by subject matter as soon as they are received and make a selection to present to candidates during the forum. More information and details will be posted at www.lwvmpls.org.