The League of Women Voters of Edina (LWVE), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League has approximately 100 men and women members and is part of the State League and National League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters of Edina has had an active role in Edina since 1954.
April meetings on Grandview District redevelopment
Thursday, April 10, 9:45 - 11:30 AM at the Edina Senior Center
Saturday, April 12, 9:45 - 11:30 AM at Edina City Hall
The City of Edina is currently looking at redeveloping the Grandview District (the former public works site), possibly as a community center, and is looking for citizen input. Come discuss this project with other LWVE members.
LWVE has the following positions related to the project:
Community center position
LWVE supports maintaining a Community Center in Edina which: responds to the diverse interests and changing needs of all age groups; includes broad citizen involvement in its governance; employs a professional staff to ensure quality programs; and has access to multiple funding sources including financial support by both the city and school district.
Public facilities position
LWVE supports public facilities in Edina which: balance public interests and needs with fiscal responsibility; respond to the diverse and changing needs of Edina; and allow for citizen involvement in their governance.
Senior citizens position
LWVE supports policies that are responsive to the senior citizen population in Edina, including: a Senior Center with the following attributes: ample onsite parking, easy accessibility by all of its members, programs for diverse interests and needs, intergenerational uses, adequate staffing by professionals, inclusive of all Edina seniors, and adequate funding by the City.
Save the date: LWVE annual meeting on May 8
Lee Blons, executive director of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, will give a talk titled “Yes in Our Backyard: Housing for Homeless Youth in the Southwest Suburbs” at LWV Edina's annual meeting on Thursday, May 8 at St. Alban's Church. Beacon is a collaboration of 50 churches working to end homelessness in the metro area. This nonprofit is currently working with Edina Community Lutheran Church to establish a teen homeless shelter in the west metro.
6:30 - 7:00 pm - Light supper and social
7:00 - 7:45 pm - “Yes in Our Backyard: Housing for Homeless Youth in the Southwest Suburbs”
7:45 - 8:30 - LWVE business meeting and election of new board/off-board members
Volunteer to register new citizens to votes!
Join former LWVMN president Judy Stuthman and other Leaguers at the following citizenship ceremonies to help new Americans fill out voter registration forms for the first time. Many League members will describe this volunteer opportunity as one of the highlights of being a Leaguer. Volunteers collect the completed forms and Judy takes them directly to the Secretary of State's office.
Volunteers are needed for the following ceremonies:
Thursday, March 13th, 10 AM U of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis
Wednesday, April 2nd, 10 AM & 2 PM Washington Magnet School in St. Paul
Wednesday, April 9th, 10 AM Mankato
Wednesday, April 16th, 3:30 PM Roseville, John Rose Ice Arena
Friday, May 2nd, 6 PM Festival of Nations, St. Paul
Thursday, May 15th, 10:30 AM St. Paul River Centre
Saturday, June 14th, 10 & 11 AM Mall of America
Wednesday, June 18th, 10 AM & 2 PM U of MN Law School
Friday, June 27th, 10:30 AM Rochester
Volunteering takes place an hour before each ceremony begins. If you are able to help, please contact Judy Stuthman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all volunteers; you make it possible for the new citizens to experience their new right to vote!
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