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The League of Women Voters Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids has monthly program meetings which often include guest speakers. Many of our guest speakers are recorded and aired on local cable television.

2019 Program Meeting Video

  • A Primer on the Presidential Primary
      • 36 minutes; December 10, 2019; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      • LWV ABC President Gretchen Sabel interviews Paul Linnell, Anoka County Election Operations Administrator, about what to expect with the Presidential Primary.
  • 2020 Census Forum 
      • 63 minutes; September 9, 2019; produced by CTN, Coon Rapids, MN
      • Panelists Andrew Verdin, Director of Census Operations at the Minnesota State Demographer's Office; Kathy Tingelstad, former Minnesota State Legislator; Matt Brown, Coon Rapids Economic Development Coordinator; and Amir Malik, Civil Rights Attorney discuss the 2020 Census.
  • Accepting and Supporting Transgender Issues 
      • 25 minutes; June10, 2019; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      • Pam Riddle, the mother of a transgender youth, shares what she does to be an ally for her daughter and to advocate for her effectively.
  • Recycling in Anoka County 
      • 63 minutes; March 11, 2019; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      • Maggie Yauk, Planning and Policy Specialist with Anoka County's Recycling & Resource Solutions and Colleen Sinclair, Recycling Coordinator for City of Coon Rapids, discuss current issues with recycling, how cities and the county work together, new programs, funding, composting, and more.
  • Solar Energy by Connexus 
      • 35 minutes; February 11, 2019; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      • Brian Burandt, Connexus Energy Power Supply and Business vice president, discusses the firm's initiatives on solar energy and battery storage, and provides an overview on the status of using coal for generating electricity.

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2018 Program Meeting Video

  • Keeping our Kids Safe from Gun Violence 
      • 55 minutes; July 9, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      • Mary Cook and Jefferson Fietek, Sandy Hook Promise Ambassadors from Sandy Hook Promise Anoka-Hennepin Branch, discuss programs offered by Sandy Hook Promise that address issues of student isolation, de-escaluation of students in crisis, suicide prevention and knowing the signs to look for when a student is considering hurting themselves or others.
  • Minnesota 1989 Groundwater Protection Act 
      • 46 minutes; 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      • Gretchen Sabel, LWV ABC member, and retired Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Policy Analyst, discusses what the 1989 Minnesota Ground Water Protection Act was meant to do, where there's been success and where more work is needed.
  • Redistricting 
      • 72 minutes; March 12, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      • Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, Common Cause Minnesota executive director, speaks about drawing fair district maps when redrawing the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts in response to changes in population.
  • Money in Politics 
      • 47 minutes; February 12, 2018; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      •  Nick Harper, Civic Engagement Manager for League of Women Voters Minnesota, discusses money in politics.

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2017 Program Meeting Video

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2016 Program Meeting Video

  • A Strong Start to a New Life 
  • Get Ready to Vote 
      • 30 minutes; July 7, 2016; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      • Citizens give many compelling reasons to vote.  Geri Nelson, LWV ABC Voter Service co-chair, interviews Secretary of State Steve Simon to provide comprehensive information on voting in Minnesota.
  • Water Resources in the QCTV Area: Updates and Opportunities 
      • 35 minutes; May 9, 2016; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN.
      • Todd Haas, Lower Rum River Water Management Organization chair, explains the purpose of the 16 Minnesota watershed organizations in the seven-county Metro area and issues related particularly with the Lower Rum River watershed.
  • Caucus: Power Up Your Vote 
      • 32 minutes; February 10, 2016; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
      • Information on the March 1 2016, precinct caucuses is provided by then-LWV Minnesota Executive Director Susan Sheridan Tucker, and representatives from the Republican and Democratic Farmers League (DFL) parties.
  • Campaign Finance Reform 
      • 75 minutes; January 14, 2016; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN.
      • Gary Goldsmith, Minnesota Campaign Finance Board executive director, State Representative Jerry Newton and former State Representative Kathy Tingelstad participate in a panel discussion.

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2015 Program Meeting Video

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2014 Program Meeting Video

  • LWV ABC Pollinator Advocacy Project:
      • 60 minutes; December 21, 2014; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN.
      • Discussion among the League of Women Voters and industry professionals about how to help the decreasing bee population. 

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