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Old News 2010


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 3 , 2010

Date: Friday, December 3, 2010
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave, Fargo, ND

Kathy Fredette, Director of Lake Agassiz Regional Library, will talk about the issues facing the library, funding and otherwise, in the upcoming months. An A/V presentation will be included in her talk.
(Lunch available at 11:30)

Open to public and interested parties encouraged to attend.


December 2 , 2010

The December-February 2011 "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.


 

Fall 2010 Forums

Tuesday, October 5
6:30 PM, Probstfield, Moorhead, MN

Replay is available on MCAT Channel 12 in Moorhead
and anytime on demand.

Tuesday, October 12
6:30 PM, West Fargo City Commission Chambers

Will be televised on West Fargo community access television
and replayed on Fargo Public Access TV.

Thursday, October 21
6:30 PM, Fargo City Commission Chambers

Live broadcast and replay on Fargo Public Access TV.

Thursday, October 28
6:30 PM, Fargo City Commission Chambers

Live broadcast and replay on Fargo Public Access TV.

Tuesday, November 2 - 2010 Election


Join us for Lunch With Leaders

Photos from the event:

Lunch With Leaders, buffet noon lunch

Lunch With Leaders at the Marriot

Heidi Heitkamp greets attentee

 

Heidi HeitkampHeidi Heitkamp (born October 30, 1955) is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of North Dakota. She was attorney general of the state from 1993 to 2001. She ran on the Democratic-NPL ticket for governor in 2000, losing to John Hoeven.

While serving as the Attorney General of North Dakota, Heitkamp's biggest achievement was working on the lawsuit filed against big tobacco. She spearheaded the campaign to hold big tobacco companies responsible for their actions and succeeded in obtaining large amounts of money for each state to use in tobacco cessation programs. The lawsuit also placed restrictions on allowable advertising for tobacco companies."

Monday, September 20th
11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Marriot Convention Center
Moorhead, Minnesota

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Buffet Lunch Noon Heidi Heitkamp speaker
12:45 p.m. Audience Questions/Comments
01:00 p.m. Wrap-up

RSVP: LWV of the Red River Valley Lunch with Leaders
$25 — by September 17th

Mail checks to:
LWVRRV
508 4th St. N.
Fargo, ND 58102

or purchase 'Lunch With Leaders' online via Paypal:

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Phone: 701-297-6815
E-mail:

Proceeds will benefit :
LWVRRV Candidate Forums and Public Information Forums


September 2 , 2010

The September-November 2010 "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.


2010 ND Naturalization Services

Fargo: November 19th at 10 a.m.
Phone: 701-297-7000

US District Courthouse
655 1st Ave. North
Suite 130
Fargo ND 58102

Visitors will be searched by security guards and cell phones are not allowed.


February 24 , 2010

The March-May 2010 "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 8 , 2010

Date: Friday, January 8, 2010
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Sons of Norway, Fargo, ND

The League of Women Voters RRV is holding a First Friday meeting on January 8th. The topic will be: Ghost of Conventions Past. We will examine official party resolutions made by the Democratic and Republican parties over the years and their present impact.
(lunch available at 11:30)

Open to public and interested parties encouraged to attend.
For more information contact Susan 701-297-6815


January 6 , 2010

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Old News 2010


The League of Women Voters
of Bismarck - Mandan

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


 

Fall 2010 Forums

The League of Women Voters of Bismarck-Mandan and Dakota Media Access are holding candidate forums for ten local elections. Following is the League of Women Voters (LWV) and Dakota Media Access (DMA) schedule for the Fall 2010 Forums. The forums will be carried LIVE on Government Access, cable channel 2 and online at www.freetv.org. The forums will also be replayed up until the November 2 election on Government Access and be available for online viewing at www.freetv.org

Thursday, September 23
Ed "Bosh" Froehlich Meeting Room
Mandan City Hall , 205 2nd Ave NW , Mandan

Wednesday, September 29
Tom Baker Meeting Room,
City/County Building 221 N 5th St Bismarck

Thursday, September 30
Tom Baker Meeting Room,
City/County Building 221 N 5th St Bismarck

Wednesday, October 6
Tom Baker Meeting Room,
City/County Building 221 N 5th St Bismarck

Thursday, October 7
Ed "Bosh" Froehlich Meeting Room,
Mandan City Hall 205 2nd Ave NW Mandan

Thursday, October 14
Tom Baker Meeting Room,
City/County Building 221 N 5th St Bismarck

Tuesday, November 2 - 2010 Election

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that promotes the informed participation of all citizens in their government. The League does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties.

Dakota Media Access works to foster free speech and public dialog by making access to the electronic media available to all citizens through media training, access to media tools and transmission paths on a non-discriminatory basis.


Spring 2010 Forums

The forums will be carried LIVE on Government Access, cable channel 2 and online at www.freetv.org. The forums will also be replayed up until the June 8 election on Government Access and be available for online viewing at www.freetv.org

Wednesday, April 21st in the Ed "Bosh" Froehlich Meeting Room, Mandan City Hall 205 2nd Ave NW, Mandan

Thursday, April 22nd in the Tom Baker Meeting Room, City/County Building 221 N 5th St, Bismarck

Wednesday, May 5th in the Tom Baker Meeting Room, City/County Building 221 N 5th St, Bismarck

Thursday, May 6th in the Tom Baker Meeting Room, City/County Building 221 N 5th St, Bismarck

Tuesday, June 8th - 2010 Election


LWV-ND to Sponsor
a Redistricting Reform Initiative

At the May 25, 2010 meeting the Board of the North Dakota League of Women Voters voted to sponsor a constitutional amendment initiated measure that, if passed, would create an independent legislative redistricting commission for North Dakota. As an organization that is dedicated to the principles of nonpartisanship, representative government and citizen involvement in public policy, the League of Women Voters is the ideal group to promote such an initiative for redistricting reform.

As long as new legislative district boundaries are set by the Legislature, gerrymandering is apt to occur. An independent commission would be more likely to draw district lines based on communities of interest and geographic features and would be less biased by the political affiliation of the voters. Elections would be more competitive, and the voters would be more engaged in the process.

In order for the citizens of North Dakota to have a chance to vote on this initiated measure, petitions must be circulated and signed. Nearly 26,000 signatures must be collected on these petitions by June of 2011.
Several League members collected hundreds of signatures at a booth at the Red River Valley Fair in July 2010. There are plans to have booths at other events in upcoming months, such as the Winter Show in Valley City. Many interested people all over the state have already returned filled petitions to the League office and are continuing to collect signatures.

Of course, the more people who circulate petitions, the better the chances of this important initiative making it to the North Dakota ballot.

Use this link to download & print your own copy of the initiative.

Any eligible North Dakota voter may sign a petition, (although a person may not sign a petition that he or she is carrying). Get as many signatures as you can, take the petition to a notary public and have your signature notarized on the last page of the initiative.

Then mail the entire document to the state League office:

League of Women Voters of North Dakota
508 4th St N
Fargo, ND 58102

If you have any questions, please call (701) 297-6815 or email


July 2010 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.


 

 

 

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