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!


Updated: Jun 16, 2019

We held our November meeting at the Presbyterian Church of the Apostles in Burnsville. Our main topic of discussion was a recap of our activities throughout the 2018 election season including voter registration, candidate forums, and more. We also heard an update of what's happening in Dakota County from our intrepid Observer Corps leaders and about a study that CMAL is conducting of the Met Council, which will be the main topic of our February 2019 meeting. Due to the number of slides, the presentation from our meeting is broken up into two parts:

We helped a group of students from Henry Sibley High School that organized a Get Out the Vote event on Sunday in West St. Paul. We made nonpartisan signs encouraging people to vote at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church and held the signs on Robert Street outside Cub Foods. Some of the students also handed out "I will vote" stickers to those exiting Cub Foods. Thanks to all who participated!

The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues (CMAL) is currently studying the Metropolitan Council. They need LWV members to interview elected officials and city and county planners or managers to assess the impact of the Met Council and seek suggestions for improving Met Council governance. This is a small time commitment with a big impact for CMAL's study committee.

The interview questions are being developed and will be ready after October 26. There will be a brief training for volunteers. We hope to have all interviews completed by Thanksgiving. League members will go out in pairs to do the interviews, unless they feel comfortable asking questions and taking notes by themselves. Please contact LWV Minnesota President Marti Micks at 763-546-7930 or if you are able to help or have questions.

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