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  • Call on June 22 - Help Our Voices Be Heard!

    June 18, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Dear LWV members and friends,

    Yes, there is something you can do about climate change!  Five of our Northfield neighbors (including several LWV members) are joining many others from Citizens' Climate Lobby next week in Washington.  They will tell our congressional representatives  that climate change is a threat to all of us, and they will ask them to put a small price on carbon.  Members of CCL  will be meeting with EVERY member of Congress.  

    Our representatives in Washington think that we don't really care about climate change. Would you like to let them know that we want action?  You can do it!  All the info you need is included below in this information forwarded from Bob Ciernia, one of the participants:


    How? The day before we meet with our Congressional representatives, you can call them to let them know you support what we're doing and why we are there. We are hoping you will call on Monday, June 22. What do you say? Keep it simple: "I'm calling because I am very concerned about climate change and what it is doing to our environment. Members of Citizens' Climate Lobby will be visiting your office tomorrow. I hope you will listen to their message so that our government begins doing something to address the problem. Thank you." (Feel free to add your own reasons for your concern. See this flyer for a fill-in-the-blank script.)

    If Monday is not a good day for you to call, please call Thursday or Friday this week.

    Here are the numbers to call:

    WANT TO DO EVEN MORE? If you know someone who has made a comment about climate change, there is no better time for them to voice their concern than on June 22. Ask your friends, family, neighbors, fellow church members to call in support of what we're doing. Hey, this is CITIZENS' Climate Lobby so the more citizens who express their opinion, the better.

    If friends or family live outside Minnesota, no problem, CCL chapters from around the country will be meeting with EVERY Member of Congress. There phone numbers are listed by state at the following government websites: 

    Thanks! Making your voice heard feels good!

  • Opportunity to Help Students

    October 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Our local League has been asked to share an opportunity with members. A Carleton professor, Barbara Allen, is teaching her students how politics works by having them set up a study of the responses of subjects (like us) to political ads.

    Barbara writes, “I really appreciate your help in teaching-by-doing. It always takes a lot of effort by many people (the village), but it is the best way that I've found not only to teach information but also duties of civic engagement.”

    The letter below is our invitation to participate by spending half an hour or so at the Weitz center between October 21 and November 1. I plan to participate in the study and I hope many of our members will also be able to do so.

  • Rice County Government Services Building

    ACTION ALERT: Rice County Social Services

    June 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Despite a clear need for increased resources in the Social Service department, Rice County Commissioners voted 3-2 last week to limit the hiring of new financial workers to 2, instead of the 4 requested. Rice County has the highest rate of complaints to the State Department of Human Services in the state, is failing to meet state and federal mandates, and is under threat of state sanctions if the situation does not improve promptly. LWV Northfield - Cannon Falls urges members and concerned residents to take action to hold the County Board responsible, and ensure that our Social Services department provides mandated services. Rice County families, businesses, and communities are suffering as a result of the neglect of this department's needs.

    Here's what you can do:

    1. Attend a rally before the County Board meeting on Tuesday, June 26th. Gather by 7:45 a.m. on the south side of the Rice County Government Services Building, 320 Third Street N.W., Faribault, MN 55021. Bring signs, testimony (which may or may not be allowed), and friends and neighbors. Let's show the County Board that we're paying attention, and will demand that all Rice County residents are provided for as mandated under the law.
    2. Contact the Commissioners who voted against supporting the needs of the Social Services department, and tell them their actions are too costly for Rice County. Local businesses depend on child care funds, food support dollars, and a stable workforce, all of which are hurt when Social Services are not adequate. Call Jake Gillen at (507) 334-5746, Milt Plaisance at (507) 334-7612, and Steve Bauer at (507) 334-9700.
  • Would you deny them a vote? Is it Voter ID OR VOTER SUPPRESSION?

    Is It Voter ID or Voter Suppression?

    September 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Northfield & Cannon Falls invites the community to hear Sherri Knuth, Public Policy Coordinator and chief lobbyist for the League of Women Voters MN, explain the League’s opposition to this pending constitutional amendment.

  • Draw the Line Minnesota - Voters should pick their politicians, not the other way around.

    Citizens Redistricting Commission seeking community input

    August 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Draw the Line Minnesota has announced the creation of a Minnesota Citizens Redistricting Commission that will be creating maps to share with Minnesota’s judicial redistricting panel. The Commission will be taking citizen input and testimony in locations across Minnesota during the month of August. Northfield is hosting the 2nd Congressional District’s hearing on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at 7 pm at the Northfield Senior Center (there will be a Spanish language interpreter present at the hearing). Citizens across the 2nd District are invited to participate as the 15-member multi-partisan and non-partisan group gathers input.

  • Legislative Interview with Kelby Woodard

    February 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    At the beginning of each legislative session, League of Women Voters Northfield - Cannon Falls requests informal interviews with each of the State Senators and Representatives who represent our area. Presented below are the notes from the League's…

  • U.S. endorses the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    December 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    On Thursday morning, President Barack Obama announced that the United States has endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The United States was the last nation to endorse this resolution for indigenous peoples.  This 33-year effort aims to improve the lives of Indian and Alaska Native nations…

  • League weighs in on tabling of Rice County Septic Inventory

    September 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    In response to a decision by the Rice County Board of Commissioners to table their plans for an inventory of septic systems in the county, Action Chair Allene Moesler sent the following letter to the county board last week:

  • Notice of important Northfield City budget meeting

    August 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    by Jane McWilliams

    A special council meeting has been scheduled for Monday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m. to solicit public comments on the City’s 2011 budget. This is in advance of the City Council establishing the City’s preliminary 2011 property tax levy and well in advance of the formal public…

  • Candidate Forum TONIGHT!! (July 29, 2010)

    July 29, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    The League of Women Voters is hosting a forum with candidates for Northfield city council tonight.  (See the Home page.)  You can attend,  at 7:00 p.m. in the Northfield City Council Chambers, or you can listen in on KYMN (

  • Have You Considered Running for Public Office?

    May 13, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    The filing period to run for Northfield City Council, and Rice County Commissioners begins next week on Tuesday May 18 and runs through Tuesday, June 1.   The Northfield League of Women Voters urges all interested residents to consider running for public office as a way to serve your…

  • LWVMN on "Almanac"

    January 23, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Here's a link to the show last night (Friday, January 22, 2010) where Keesha Gaskins with the League of Women Voters Minnesota squared off against noted conservative David Strom:

    Click on segment "Supreme Court Weighs In on Campaign…

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