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Nov 04, 2014

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Tue Oct 28, 2014

League of Women Voters Minnesota Only Debate for Secretary of State Candidates

7:00 pm
Hoversten Chapel on the campus of Augsburg College (http://www.augsburg.edu/about/map/#directions)
2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454

St. Paul—The four candidates for Minnesota Secretary of State will make their only joint campaign appearance on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the League of Women Voters Minnesota candidate forum. The forum will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel on the campus of Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

 Candidates Bob Helland (I), Bob Odden (L), Dan Severson (R) and Steve Simon (DFL) all have indicated they will participate in the LWV forum. They will face off on questions submitted by voters and the five nonpartisan organizations who are co-sponsoring the forum. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and parking will be available in some Augsburg lots as well as local parking ramps.

 Susan Sheridan Tucker, LWV Minnesota Executive Director, cited the critical role the Secretary of State plays in explaining why LWV Minnesota chose to host this forum, “As Minnesota’s Chief Elections Officer, the Secretary of State is charged with implementing our voting system and ensuring the integrity and sanctity of every ballot and every voter registration. Voting rights are at the heart of our democratic system and that’s why the League of Women Voters chose to shine a spotlight on a less-publicized race.”

 “The Secretary of State also plays a vital role in our business community,” noted Stacy Doepner-Hove, LWV Minnesota President. “This office is the official recorder of all business and financing documents that every business relies on statewide. Having a centralized, efficient and accessible system for Minnesota’s half-million businesses is critical to a healthy economic climate. This race is vital to individuals and businesses alike.”

 Tucker continued, “Minnesota voters demonstrated in 2012 how much they care about protecting voting rights for all citizens. Those same voters should be watching this candidate forum before choosing our next Secretary of State because their choice will affect when, where and how we register and vote in the years ahead.”

 Attending the Candidate Forum

Doors to Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center at Augsburg College (2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis) open at 6:15 p.m. Street parking is available around Murphy Square and along Butler Place as well as in the University of Minnesota parking ramp nearby. Given the limited parking, attendees are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation at their convenience. The event is free and open to the public however seating is limited.

 Preregistration to guarantee a seat is available online at http://tinyurl.com/kgcomsw.

 Online Streaming & YouTube

Voters can watch the forum live via The Uptake at theuptake.org by choosing their video option. The forum will also be available for playback on YouTube after the forum. For quick access to the YouTube video, visit lwvmn.org and click on the link on the Home Page.

 Questions for the Candidates

Voters attending the forum have two opportunities to submit questions to the candidates. Questions may be submitted in advance via email to sosquestions@lwvmn.org and will be accepted until noon on Monday, October 27. By League of Women Voters Minnesota policy, the identity of the person asking the question is confidential.  Audience members will also have the opportunity to submit questions in writing at the event. 

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Fri Oct 17, 2014

TPT Almanac (Live TV)

7:00 pm
downtown St. Paul studios
172 East Fourth Street, St Paul, MN 55101

 Will not be the full hour but we will devote a chunk of time to it, dependent upon how many of the four candidates can join us that night.

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Sat Oct 18, 2014

Bob Crosby posted in MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo - east metro, Oct. 18, St. Paul

Harley Davidson
2899 Hudson Rd, St. Paul, MN 55128

This day-long family- and kid-friendly event is free to attend and is intended to create awareness about Minnesota’s permit-to-carry law and the growing number of nearly 180,000 permit holders in Minnesota. The event will also highlight the importance of the safe and responsible ownership, use and carrying of firearms. The event will also offer education related to self defense and personal safety for the whole family. Attendees will find vendor tables, food trucks, give-aways and outreach specifically targeted for women and and those looking for a variety of personal safety options. 

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Tue Oct 14, 2014

MNGOPAC Plymouth, MN Candidate Forum & get-together

5:30 pm
Green Mill
Plymouth, MN 55421

Our agenda tonight is very informal.  We'll have time to socially interact with candidates and other attendees - and then we'll have candidate speak throughout the event.  Each will have 5-10 minutes to talk briefly about their race and themselves and take Q&A from the audience.  Many will have literature to share as well.

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Thu Oct 30, 2014

State of Democracy for People of Color

6:00 pm
Kelly Inn
161 St. Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55103

(This event requires an invite by Minnesota Voice.)  The mission of Minnesota Voice is three-fold; first, we want to provide an opportunity for constituents of traditionally under-represented communities to meet you face-to-face and hear your views on issues directly affecting them. Second, we want to increase civic participation in the election process at all levels. Third, we plan to roll out a People’s Inspired Democracy Reform Agenda for Minnesota. We invite you as a candidate for Secretary of State to participate in our forum.

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October 2, 2014

Updated Issues

Victimless Crimes

Eliminate taking away individual voting rights for being convicted of a felony for a victimless crime.

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Sat Oct 04, 2014

Meeting with Hmong Firearms/Twin Cities Gun Owners & Cary Forum

1:00 pm
Destiny Cafe
1151 Clarence, St. Paul, MN

A meeting of gun owners.

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Thu Sep 18, 2014

Video Taping

1:15 pm
Town Square TV
5845 Blaine Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

To make a 5 minute video.  Meaningful elections with believable results.

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28

Sun Sep 28, 2014

MN Weapons Collectors Ass Gun Show

9:00 am
State Fair Grounds Education Building
Falcon Heights, MN

I am a member of the MWCA and I will be manning a table for the Libertarian Party of MN.

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Sat Sep 27, 2014

MN Weapons Collectors Ass Gun Show

8:00 am
State Fair Grounds Education Building
Falcon Heights, MN

I am a member of the MWCA and will be manning a table for the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.

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Fri Oct 03, 2014

High School Student Questions

1:00 pm
Forest Lake High School
6101 Scandia Trail N, Forest Lake, MN 55025

The class is interested in learning about your professional background, your decision to run for Secretary of State, what it's like to be a candidate for this position, and what the Secretary of State does.  Also, the students would each have at least three questions ready to ask you.

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Sun Oct 26, 2014

MN Weapons Collectors Ass Gun Show

9:00 am
State Fair Grounds Coliseum
Falcon Heights, MN

I am a member of the MWCA and I will be manning a table for the Libertarian Party of MN.

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Sat Oct 25, 2014

MN Weapons Collectors Ass Gun Show

State Fair Grounds Coliseum
Falcon Heights, MN

I am a member of the MWCA and I will be manning a table for the Libertarian Party of MN.

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August 4, 2014

Updated Issues

Military Personnel Votes

Ensure that military personnel get to vote

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August 4, 2014

Updated Issues

SOS Office Security

Increase SOS office security

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August 4, 2014

Updated Issues

SOS Business Side

Make the SOS office more business friendly

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