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Old News 2009


The League of Women Voters
of the Red River Valley
PO Box 295
Fargo, ND 58107

Informing the voters of
West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead, & Dilworth


December 2009 ND Voter

New "ND Voter" newsletter posted today.
The newsletter features:

The newsletter is in the PDF format for easy printing or viewing with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


November 23 , 2009

The December 2009 "Red River Valley Voter" newsletter is available today. The newsletter features the "Look Ahead" calendar and:

The newsletter is in the PDF format for easy printing or viewing with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Lunch With Leaders Event

The Red River Valley held a successful “Lunch with Leaders” event held September 23 at the Marriott Convention Center in Moorhead. Ten students attended the event keynoted by Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher (MN) and Senator Judy Lee (ND). Our speakers had inspiring stories to tell and “words of wisdom” to share regarding their experiences running for and holding office.

Lunch With Leaders #1

Lunch With Leaders #6

Lunch With Leaders #10

With the generous support of our business sponsors, our speakers and those that attended, we will be able to continue our work in non-partisan civic engagement including sponsorship of candidate forums, the Freedom Lecture and leadership development activities. We also hope to have a sequel event in the fall of 2010.

Printable PDF Poster

 

First Friday

Time: November 6th, 12 noon- 1 p.m.
(Lunch available beginning at 11:30 a.m.)
Place: Sons of Norway, Fargo, ND
Topic: Minnesota State Budget, A Local Perspective


Election Day in Minnesota

Tuesday, November 3rd, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.


First Friday

Time: October 2nd, 12 noon- 1 p.m.
(Lunch available beginning at 11:30 a.m.)
Place: Sons of Norway, Fargo, ND
Topic: Facilitating Community Resilience - Responses to
Floods & Other Disasters


Lunch With Leaders Event

Date: September 23, 2009 from 11:30 a.m.
Location: Marriott Convention Center, Moorhead

September 23 will be our first community Lunch with Leaders event. The League will be hosting distinguished political players who will be speaking about their experiences in the ND and MN legislatures.

North Dakota State Representative Kathy Hawken (R) and Minnesota House of Representatives Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D) will keynote this event.

Entrance fee is $25 and includes a buffet lunch.
RSVP requested by September 17th
LWVRRV: Sue Altenburg (701-298-6815)

or mail to 508 4th Street N, Fargo, ND 58102

Please consider attending this event. We will be providing numerous scholarships for local university students. Funds raised go toward sponsorship of candidate forums, the Freedom Lecture and leadership development activities.

Printable PDF Poster


September 13th Annual Meeting

League of Women Voter’s of ND to hold annual meeting in Jamestown. Lloyd Omdahl and Representative Cory Mock to speak on redistricting.

The ND League of Women Voters will be holding their annual meeting in Jamestown on September 13 at the Buffalo City Grille. Speakers at the annual meeting will address the topic of redistricting faced in the upcoming year. Lloyd Omdahl and Representative Cory Mock of Grand Forks, ND have and will continue to work extensively on this issue in North Dakota. They will explore the benefits and pitfalls of reapportionment and a discussion will be held on the best way to approach the issue. The League of Women Voters of ND is currently studying redistricting reform in ND. The goal is to reach a consensus on this position in time to weigh in on decision made regarding the 2010 Census.

The League feels that the issues to be addressed are the retention of equal distribution of districts (one person one vote), fairness should be maintained across ethnic groups, and partisan gerrymandering should be opposed.

Those interested in the topic or in joining the League of Women Voters should attend. If you want to attend or request more details please contact Susan at 701-297-6815 or

2009 Annual Meeting

Convention 1
Special Guest, National League President Mary Wilson addresses the group and speaks on health care reform and climate change.

Convention 2
Lloyd Omdahl, former Lieutenant Governor, speaks on the intricacies of redistricting.

Convention 3
Representative Corey Mock of Grand Forks, talks about efforts to introduce legislation on redistricting reform.

2009 ND Bills

Our current Lobbyist is Carol Christianson (#353). The following is a link to the bills she is currently tracking for the ND League. Link

Check out the progress of these bills at: Link


September 5, 2009

The September-October 2009 "Red River Valley Voter" newsletter is available today. The newsletter features the "Look Ahead" calendar and:

The newsletter is in the PDF format for easy printing or viewing with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


July 2009 ND Voter

New "ND Voter" newsletter posted today.
The newsletter features:

The newsletter is in the PDF format for easy printing or viewing with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


 

 

May 8 , 2009

The May-June 2009 "Red River Valley Voter" newsletter is available today. The newsletter features the "Look Ahead" calendar and:

The newsletter is in the PDF format for easy printing or viewing with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


 

Advancing Women's Issues

Date: May 18, 2009 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Renee Stromme, ND Women's Network

NDSU Alumni Center
1241 University Drive North
Fargo ND 58102

Join us for:

• ND Lobbying stories
• ND Wellstone Converence
• Mingle with awesome people
• Incredible edibles
• Cash bar available

RSVP requested by May 10th
LWVRRV: Sue Altenburg (701-298-6815)

Space Limited
$35 suggested donation
All proceeds support civic engagement activities of the LWVRRV

Printable PDF Poster


 

March 14 , 2009

League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley
2009 Annual Meeting
Saturday, March 14, 2009

VIP Room,
624 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND 58102

The program is "Is the Political Glass Ceiling Weakening?" by
Dr. Deb White will discuss women’s status in local, state, and national-level elective office, and review recent research on factors contributing to women’s persistent underrepresentation.

Dr. Deb White is a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

See page 3&4 of The RRV Voter for more information and registration form.


February 14 , 2009

Legislative Report Forums to be held Saturday in Fargo
Saturday, February 14, 2009
9:30-11:30 AM

The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley and the Fargo/Moorhead Chamber of Commerce will be conducting the first of four Legislative Report Forums this Saturday, February 14 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

They will be held in the Fargo City Commission Chamber, 200 3rd St N. This is an opportunity for the public to ask questions of elected officials and more fully understand the progression of legislation going forward.
Individuals invited to participate on this date are:

The forum will operate under the following guidelines. The candidates will have an opportunity for opening and closing statements of three minutes each, and will have up to a minute to answer each question from the audience. Questions will be screened by a League member for duplication and clarity, and read by the moderator.

Open to the public, no charge or registration required to attend.
For further information please contact Susan Altenburg at 701-297-6815 or .

Future dates for Forums in this series are Saturday, March 7, March 21 and April 4 and will include other elected officials from our region. Information will be posted on this website.

Tentative schedule for Fargo Legislative Forums:

Saturday, March 7th

Saturday, March 21st

Saturday, April 4th

Rep. Al Carlson #41 will fill in as needed

All forums are in the Fargo Commission Chamber and begin at 9:00 am
These events are sponsored by the Fargo/Moorhead Chamber and the League of Women Voters.


February 10 , 2009

The March-April 2009 "Red River Valley Voter" newsletter is available today. The newsletter features the "Look Ahead" calendar and:

The newsletter is in the PDF format for easy printing or viewing with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


January 2009 ND Voter

New "ND Voter" newsletter posted today.
The newsletter features:

The newsletter is in the PDF format for easy printing or viewing with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


 

 

 

Old News 2009


The League of Women Voters
of Bismarck - Mandan

508 4th Street North,
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 232-6696


Statewide and Local Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Bismarck-Mandan and Community Access Television (CATV) invite the public to participate in the final two evening of candidate forums on Tuesday, October 7th and Wednesday, October 15th. The times and races covered are below.

The forums will take place in the Tom Baker Room at the City/County Building at 221 N 5th Street in Bismarck. The public is encouraged to attend. Written questions will be taken from the live audience, by phone on the night of the forum, or by email at lwvforums@yahoo.com up to 3 PM the day of the forum. The forums will replay several times on CATV in the days leading up to the November 4th election.

Forum Schedule

Contact: Gail H. Erickson, President, , 701-220-5209 (c) or 701-258-5209 (h)

The candidate forums will be cablecast live on CATV Channel 12 and web-streamed at www.freetv.org. The forums will be replayed on Community Access, Channel 12 in Bismarck several times in the days leading up to the election. Also, statewide candidate forums will be available for replay on the Community Access channels in Jamestown, Grand Forks, Fargo, and Oakes. Check your local Community Access channels for viewing schedule.

Community members are encouraged to check for updated schedule times for upcoming forums and for the schedule of replay times for these forums on www.freetv.org.

The LWV and CATV invite voters in Bismarck-Mandan and Morton County to either attend the forums in person or participate by calling in or emailing questions.

 

 


 

 

 

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