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Future of Transportation in Minnesota

When: October 30, 2013 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

The Future of Transportation of Minnesota The expansion of light rail in the Twin Cities is not the only transportation project in store for our great state. Charles Zelle, the Minnesota Commissioner of Transportation, and the Chair of the Metropolitan

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Social Media and the New Campaign: Lessons from 2012

When: October 23, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Social Media and the New Campaign: Lessons from 2012 Jeff Blodgett, former Minnesota State Director of the Obama Campaign, discusses the importance of social media in politics, reflecting on President Obama’s social media strategy in the 2012 elections. Blodgett will

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Electing Women: Opportunities and Challenges

When: October 9, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Electing Women: Opportunities and Hurdles Professor Kathryn Pearson is joined by House Majority Leader Erin Murphy to discuss the election of women to legislative office.  This program will combine Professor Pearson’s discussion of the research on legislative elections and legislatures

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Sink or Swim: Ranked Choice Voting in the Minneapolis Mayoral Election

When: October 16, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Sink or Swim: Ranked Choice Voting in the Minneapolis Mayoral Election Rank choice voting is an inventive reform of elections that is being put to a high profile test the 2013 Minneapolis Mayoral race. Will it work as designed? When

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Border Wars: Examining Tax Visions in Minnesota and Wisconsin

When: October 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Border Wars: Taxes, Jobs, and the Economy in Minnesota and Wisconsin Minnesota and Wisconsin are pursuing different strategies for economic growth and prosperity. What are the results in terms of balancing the state’s budgets, job creation, business start-ups and retention,

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The Future of Minnesota’s Electric Utilities

When: November 1, 2013 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Visitor Center, 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103, USA

The historical business model for electric utilities has been centralized power production and a one-way, single provider, distribution system, with greater revenues tied to generating and then selling more energy. But changes in the energy system—including increasing amounts of distributed

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Rochester Fair Courts Forum

When: October 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: University of Minnesota Rochester, 111 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55902, USA

Join moderator Kathy Meyerle and local hosts the Olmsted County Bar Association, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters Rochester, Southeast Minnesota Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Three Rivers Community Action, and UMR Connects for a Fair Courts Forum presented by the Coalition

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Stop Fighting, Start Fixing: Making Government Work

When: September 26, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

Mark McKinnon | September 26, 12:00 PM Stop Fighting, Start Fixing: Making Government Work Mark McKinnon has been a political advisor and communications strategist for more than three decades. He is Global Vice-Chairman of Hill & Knowlton Strategies and President

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One Year Ahead IP Fundraiser

When: November 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Champps Americana Restaurant, 80th Circle North, Maple Grove, MN 55369, USA

With one year to the 2014 Minnesota elections the Independence Party invites you to join us in Maple Grove for a party fundraiser and get together. We’ll hear from former and potential legislative candidates, talk about the most important issues

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IP Meet and Greet with Stephanie Woodruff

When: September 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: The Cardinal Restaurant and Bar, 2920 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

Come and meet the 5th Congressional District IP’s first choice for Minneapolis mayor at this IP meet and greet hosted by a growing list of local IPers like State Party chair Kyle Lewis, 5th CD Chair Joseph Koch, Vice Chairs Peter Tharaldson, Tom Reynolds, and Matt

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