Our Resistance Calendar
The East Side Freedom Library invites you to “Elections and the State of Our Democracy” on Thursday, December 14 @ 7:00PM-9:00PM.
From Washington to Minnesota and beyond, there has been growing concern about popular confidence in the U.S. election process.
Can foreign governments intervene and influence outcomes?
Are people voting illegally?
Are people who should have the right to vote being denied their access?
Are state political parties gerrymandering districts to remain in power? Does money have too much influence in our elections? What do we all need to know in order to protect our democracy?
The East Side Freedom Library invites you to hear from two speakers who have spent considerable time and effort investigating some of these issues. Matthew Filner is Associate Professor of Social Science at Metropolitan State University. Filner will focus his presentation on the issue of gerrymandering. Gil Gustafson is a Board Member of the non-partisan, non-profit organization Clean Elections Minnesota. Gil will address the challenges to our democratic electoral processes posed by big money and dark money. We hope that these two presentations will provide knowledge about what is actually happening within our electoral process and will generate a discussion about what we can do to make democracy more secure.
Please join us for a program of popular education about elections in our present historical moment.
Free and Open to All.
Join Court Interpreters on Friday, December 15 from 1pm to 2pm as they deliver a petition to the bosses demanding fair pay and dignity for MN District Court Interpreters. We will meet at the MN AFL CIO, 175 Aurora Ave, St Paul, MN 55103. Park at the AFL CIO for free if you have an American, union-made car or, if not, you can park in the Sears lot across the street also for free.
Skilled MN Court interpreters have created a union professional association, named Lingua, that will grow to be a union co op affiliated with the MN Communications and Newspaper Guild, CWA.
On the third Tuesday of each month, TakeAction Minnesota hosts a Statewide call with activists, leaders, and supporters through out Minnesota. Participants range from legislators in Minneapolis/St. Paul to e-activists in Grand Marais and everyone in between.
On these calls, participants can expect to get up-to-the-minute campaign updates from TakeAction staff, with information on policy as well as grassroots actions, and training and resources for acting powerfully locally. Participants on the call will have tons of opportunities to ask questions and share experiences.
If you have a topic or question that you would like the call to address, please let us know when you register. Our agenda is very flexible and relevance to your needs as an activist is our highest priority! Contact Sabrina@takeactionminnesota.org to connect on future call agendas.