Fort Snelling State Park

Photo credit: Joe Passe (2020)

The League of Women Voters of Dakota County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences policy through education and advocacy. We meet monthly and also host candidate forums, issue forums, and other events of interest to the community. Please attend one of our meetings or contact us for more information!

Search

Understanding our rights, and where they come from, is a big part of civic engagement! Historian and civic teacher Frank Sachs will soon be offering With Liberty and Justice for All, a course to help local citizens understand the Bill of Rights. Learn about the rights that the Founders sought to protect, and how the following 17 amendments adapted the Constitution to follow historical trends and social change.


The course will take place each Wednesday from April 6th to May 11th, 2022. It will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Diamondhead Education Center at 200 Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville, MN. Registration costs $59.00 for a single participant, or $99.00 for two participants.


To register, please visit tinyurl.com/yc6eutzc!

Join us via Zoom for our March 2022 meeting! The featured topic will be the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). With the passage of the ERA in Virginia in 2020, renewed discussion began about the proposed amendment. To learn more we will be joined by special guest Suzann Willhite from ERA Minnesota to discuss what the ERA is, its history, why it matters, the current status of the amendment, and its next steps.


Suzann Willhite is the current president of ERA Minnesota. She has been involved in human rights, voting rights, politics, elections, and a variety of other issues for many years. In 2016 she focused on enacting the ERA as a foundational federal and state constitutional right needed for all persons. Equality of legal rights for all persons is a core value for her.


The meeting is free and open to all who wish to attend. Nonmembers may register here. A Zoom link will be emailed on the day of the meeting.


Minnesota Precinct Caucuses will be held just over a week from now, on Tuesday, February 1st, 2021, at 7:00 PM. At precinct caucuses, major political parties in MN will choose volunteers to organize political activities, nominate delegates who will endorse candidates at future elections, and discuss ideas and issues for the party to support.


Precinct caucuses represent an important chance to get involved in your community, and in Minnesota politics as a whole. To find your party's precinct caucus, visit the Secretary of State's website at caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us, or contact them directly.

News and Events