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Rural/Urban Equity/One Minnesota



Saturday, March 10  
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Wilde Roast: 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414



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Jane Leonard, the newly minted President of Growth and Justice, joins us to lead a discussion on rural/urban equity, the interdependency of the “seven states of Minnesota,” and how to renew the social contract with a One Minnesota vision.  See her opening blog post as G&J president and the Rural Equity/One Minnesota project.


Jane Leonard is a widely respected Minnesota policy expert with more than three decades experience in philanthropy and community development. Leonard held a wide variety of leadership positions in community development for the State of Minnesota (she has served under DFL, Republican, and Independence Party governors). She has been instrumental throughout her career in helping communities and businesses throughout the state -- with particular expertise in Greater Minnesota -- to realize their potential through public and private investment in human capital, technology, and physical infrastructure. Jane currently also serves as a community faculty member at Metropolitan State University.  Jane has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and science communication from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in mass communications from the University of Minnesota.


As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.







MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

Get details on how to vote at http://mnvotes.org

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