The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. LWV US: www.lwv.org LWV MN: www.lwvmn.org
Voter Information: www.MNVotes.org (Online Voter Registration, Sample Ballots, Absentee Ballot Request, Polling Place Lookup, etc.)
LWV Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Hopkins is entirely run by volunteers. Your tax-deductible donation helps us continue work in our community in Voter Service and Citizen Education. Thank you for supporting LWV MEPH.
MEPH Fall Candidate Forums
Wed Sept. 5 MN House 48 A/B
Thurs Sept 6 Eden Prairie Municipal
Wed Sept 12 Eden Prairie School Board
See LWVMN.org for forums and videos hosted by other LWV chapters.
LWV MEPH Oct. 13: Sex Trafficking 101 by Breaking Free
Sex Trafficking 101 and Community Advocacy, Presented by Breaking Free
9:30 - 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 13, 2018
City Council Chambers, Minnetonka Community Center
14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Lori Paul, Communications & Development Specialist from Breaking Free is our speaker. Breaking Free is a non-profit agency helping women and girls escape sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing and education. Breaking Free will present an introduction to the services and programs for victims and survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, an overview of sex trafficking in Minnesota, and ways to help. We will learn more about community advocacy and how we can be involved in prevention and intervention of sex trafficking.
Free and open to the public. Hosted by LWV Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Hopkins.
Call For Volunteers: Voter Registration and Forums
Hello! We are starting to schedule fall Voter Registration Drives and of course our Candidate Forums. Volunteers are needed - members and non-members are welcome! Please complete the contact form below indicating your interest in helping at any particular event. If you don't see one that fits your schedule but still want to help, let us know, or watch this space for additional dates.
Voter Registration Drive, Eden Prairie Library, 5:30-8:30PM, Tues Sept 25
Voter Registration Drive, Pax Christi, 10AM-1PM, Oct 7
Voter Registration Drive, Hopkins Library, 6-8PM, Tues Oct 16
Hennepin Technical College Resource Fair, Tuesday Oct. 23 11am-1pm (not a Voter Registration Drive due to the late date - just an information source)
Somali Women's Group, Eden Prairie Schools, 7025 Woodland Dr, EP, Wednesday, Oct. 31 1-2:30PM (This is also not a voter registration drive, but will include our presentation to New Voters and answer questions about LWV. There will be an interpreter.)
High School Voter Registration Drives -
Hopkins HS, 11:00-1:30 lunch period, Tuesday Oct 2
Minnetonka HS 11:00-1:30, Friday Oct. 5
Eden Prairie HS, 10:30 - 1:00, Wednesday Oct. 3
Thank you for your help!
Nancy Gooch, Voter Service Co-chair, Barb Westmoreland, Voter Service Co-Chair, Peggy Kvam, President LWV MEPH
Citizenship Ceremony Voter Registration Drives
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters can be a welcoming presence at Naturalization Ceremonies as we register new citizens to vote. For the past 20 years, our volunteers (many of whom are new members!) have:
Ceremony Calendar If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Judy Stuthman at email@example.com.
LWV MEPH Year in Review: 2017-2018
League of Women Voters of Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Hopkins is wrapping up another busy and productive year. We have gained members, and are now at 44. Sadly we also lost a member, Margaret Nelson, who served tirelessly on our board as Secretary.
Here is a review of our 2017-2018 year:
Voter Registration, Hopkins High School, April 25
Voter Registration, Eden Prairie High School, April 17
Citizen's Directory for Elected Officials
The 2018 update of Citizen's Directory for Elected Officials (2018_citizen_directory.pdf) is now available. This handy tri-fold brochure provides contacts for our local, state and federal public servants. Let your voice be heard! There is also information on voting.
Take Action with LWV Minnesota
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Local Leagues = Grass Roots Power
New Voter Education program and Voter Registration Drive 5:30-8:30 PM, Tues. Sept 25 at Eden Prairie Library. and 6-8PM Oct 16 at Hopkins Library.
Candidate Forum Videos:
MN House 48 A/B
Eden Prairie Mayor & City Council
Eden Prairie School Board
Rebroadcasts on Eden Prairie Gov't Access channel:
MN House 48A & 48B
Sun & Wed at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sat at 9 a.m.
(Also on Mtka Gov't Access channel on Su 10AM, Mo 2PM, Tu 4PM, We 2PM, Fr 10AM.)
Eden Prairie Municipal Candidate Forum
Mon & Thurs at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m; Sat at 1 p.m.
Eden Prairie School Board Candidate Forum
Tues & Fri at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m; Sat at 5 p.m.
Board of Directors