Local News and Event Announcements

First Friday: Get Involved Locally

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022 AT 12 PM CDT
Kringen Lodge 25 Sons of Norway

Election season is here! It's almost time to choose which candidates to vote for on your ballot. Where will you find your voting information? The League has your back!

We hope you can join us for our final First Friday event of the season. We'll be talking primary elections including voting resources, finding your polling place, and Approval Voting. We'll wrap up the hour by getting feedback on what type of speakers and topics you would like to hear about next year and how you can get more involved in the League of Women Voters.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch is available through the Sons of Norway.

ND Primary Candidate Forums


Fargo Candidate Forums

Fargo City Hall

April 20th: Fargo School Board5:45-8:30pm (Doors open at 5:30)       Watch Recording

April 21st: Fargo City Commission, 5:45-8:30pm (Doors open at 5:30)     Watch Recording

May 4th: Fargo Park Board & Fargo Mayor, 6:15-8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00) Park Board Recording, Mayoral Recording

Submit candidate questions in person or at https://forms.gle/GTpxUK2nYdYfchX78

West Fargo Candidate Forums

West Fargo City Hall

May 17

 

May 17th: West Fargo School Board6:30-8:00pm (Doors open at 6:00)

Submit candidate questions in person or at https://bit.ly/3sbTiLq

First Friday: Understanding Your Ballot

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022 AT 12 PM CDT
Kringen Lodge 25 Sons of Norway

Election season is here! It's almost time to choose which candidates to vote for on your ballot. Where will you find your voting information? The League has your back!

Our speaker: Whitney Oxendahl, LWVND Organizer and RRV Board Member, will be sharing election resources to help make filling out your ballot easier. Learn more about the VOTE411 online voter guide, candidate forums, and how the League will be utilizing social media to keep you informed. 

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch is available through the Sons of Norway.

Family-Friendly Tour of Fargo City Hall

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022 AT 9:30 AM CDT
Fargo City Hall

Join us for a tour of Fargo City Hall! Children welcome and encouraged to attend.

Hear from Gregg Schildberger, Communications Director for the City of Fargo, about how you can connect with the City. 

We'll end in the Fargo City Commission chambers where we'll provide snack packs (Annie's Cheddar Bunnies/Veggie Straws) and you can learn more about the League's voting & election resources to make filling out your ballot easier.

We hope you'll join us on our expedition through the new-ish City Hall building!

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PARKING: Park in the lot on the east side of the Downtown Library. City hall is due north from there. We'll be right inside those doors.

FB Event, here

First Friday: Elections in Cass and Clay Counties

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022 AT 12 PM CDT
Kringen Lodge 25 Sons of Norway

Prepare for 2022 elections by learning more about how voting works in the Red River Valley. We'll learn about how voting in-person, by absentee ballot, and mail-in works, as well as common myths about voting, and how to get involved as an election worker.

We will meet in the ballroom at the back of the Sons of Norway to allow room for social distancing. 
 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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2021

First Friday: A Conversation with Moorhead Mayor

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021 AT 12 PM CDT
Kringen Lodge 25 Sons of Norway

November will mark the unofficial beginning of study of local government structure. Moorhead uses a City Council system with Council Representatives elected using a Ward System. Come listen to Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson as she talks about the exciting things happening right now, previews what’s on the horizon for the rising metro of Moorhead, and shares information about the governance system in Moorhead.

We will meet in the ballroom at the back of the Sons of Norway to allow room for social distancing. 
 

This event is free and open to the public. Watch the recording HERE

First Friday: Redistricting - How it Affects Your Vote

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021 AT 12 PM CDT
Kringen Lodge 25 Sons of Norway


Redistricting is a process that occurs every 10 years after new Census data is released. It is the redrawing of the districts that make up the legislative maps in a state. 
 

Historically, politicians from all parties have manipulated the redistricting process to expand or protect their own power—often to the detriment of the minority political party and marginalized populations. This manipulation is called gerrymandering. 
 

Our speakers will present information on the redistricting process for both North Dakota and Minnesota and ways that you can advocate for equitable maps in your state. 
 

We will meet in the ballroom at the back of the Sons of Norway to allow room for social distancing. 
 

This event is free and open to the public.

First Fridays to Return!
Beginning September 2021

 

We will return to First Fridays at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 722 2nd Avenue N, Fargo in September. Topics to be announced. These meeting will also be broadcast live on LWVRRV Facebook page. 

Annual Meeting 
March 20, 2021

 

We will hold our annual meeting virtually on Saturday, March 20th at 9:30AM. Look for your invitation in the mail by the end of February!

Call to Action 

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Resolution 

 

The ERA ensures equal legal rights for all, regardless of sex. The ND Senate has introduced SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 4010, which states that the ratification of the 1972 ERA by the 44th ND Legislative Assembly was only valid through March 22nd, 1979. The League of Women Voters has pushed for the ratification of the ERA since it first passed Congress in 1972. We ask members in North Dakota to contact their State Senators and urge them to vote no on SCR 4010. Find out more about the ERA here.

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