Get Out- Get Active

Learn about issues and draw attention to causes you support, engage with elected officials and candidates, and meet like-minded people. All the events we list, unless otherwise stated, are open to the public. There is strength in numbers- lets get out and show what we feel is important to pay attention to.

Grab a friend and get involved, engaged and in action!  Know of an event you don’t see here? Email us at cd2action@gmail.com

Want to see what hearings are going on at the Capitol in St. Paul?  MN State Legislative Hearing Schedule

Nov
15
Fri
U. S. House Legislative Update: Results for November 11 – 15, 2019. @ U.S. House of Representatives
Nov 15 – Nov 22 all-day

NOTES:

  • Information source: (U. S. House of Representatives Website and Govtrack)
  • (If you don’t know who represents you, go to this site).

LEGISLATION PASSED BY RECORDED VOTE:

H.R. 4863 – United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019 (Rep. Waters – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule). To promote the competitiveness of the United States, to reform and reauthorize the United States Export Finance Agency, and for other purposes. 22 Cosponsors

H.R. 4162 – GI Bill Planning Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Bergman – Veterans’ Affairs). To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the period under which an election must be made for entitlement to educational assistance under the All-Volunteer Educational Assistance Program of Department of Veterans Affairs, to phase out the use of such program, and for other purposes. 15 Cosponsors

H.R. 3224 – Deborah Sampson Act, as amended (Rep. Brownley – Veterans’ Affairs). To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans. 29 Cosponsors

H.R. 3537 – Veteran Entrepreneur Training Act of 2019 – (Rep. Schneider – Small Business). To amend the Small Business Act to codify the Boots to Business Program, and for other purposes. 7 Cosponsors

H.R. 499 – Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act (Rep. Chabot – Small Business). To amend the Small Business Act to clarify the treatment of certain surviving spouses under the definition of small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. 5 Cosponsors

H.R. 3734 – SERV Act, as amended (Rep. Davids – Small Business). To require the Comptroller General of the United States to report on access to credit for small business concerns owned and controlled by covered individuals, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to report on the veterans interagency task force, and for other purposes. 6 Cosponsors

LEGISLATION PASSED BY VOICE VOTE OR WITHOUT OBJECTION:

Veteran’s Affairs

H.R. 4625 – Protect the GI Bill Act, as amended (Rep. Levin (CA) – Veterans’ Affairs). To amend title 38, United States Code, to require that educational institutions abide by certain principles as a condition of approval for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 1 Cosponsors

H.R. 4477 – Reducing High Risk to Veterans and Veterans Services Act, as amended (Rep. Pappas – Veterans’ Affairs). To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a plan to address certain high risk areas identified by the Comptroller General of the United States regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 2019 High-Risk List of the Government Accountability Office, and for other purposes. 2 Cosponsor.

H.R. 4771 – VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act (Rep. Cunningham – Veterans’ Affairs). To amend title 38, United States Code, to permit appellants to appear in disability compensation cases before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals by picture and voice transmission from locations other than facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 1 Cosponsor

H.R. 4360 – VA Overpayment Accountability Act (Rep. Kim – Veterans’ Affairs). To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the due process accorded veterans with respect to recovery of overpayments made by the Department and other amounts owed by veterans to the United States, to improve the processing of veterans benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 1 Cosponsor

H.R. 4356 – Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act, as amended (Rep. Harder – Veterans’ Affairs). To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to allow certain individuals to terminate contracts for telephone, multichannel video programming, or internet access service, and for other purposes. 1 Cosponsor

H.R. 3996 – VA Design-Build Construction Enhancement Act of 2019 (Rep. Banks – Veterans’ Affairs). To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for certain requirements relating to the use of the design-build construction method for Department of Veterans Affairs construction projects, and for other purposes. 1 Cosponsor

H.R. 1424 – Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act (Rep. Gonzalez (OH) – Veterans’ Affairs). To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure the Secretary of Veterans Affairs permits the display of Fallen Soldier Displays in national cemeteries. 28 Cosponsors

Judiciary

H.R. 4803 – Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary). To facilitate the automatic acquisition of citizenship for lawful permanent resident children of military and Federal Government personnel residing abroad, and for other purposes. 7 Cosponsors

H.R. 4258 – Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act of 2019 (Rep. Stanton – Judiciary). To authorize the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to protect the Justices, employees, and official guests of the Supreme Court outside of the Supreme Court grounds, and for other purposes. 2 Cosponsors

H.R. 1663 – Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2019 (Rep. Chabot – Judiciary). This bill revises the federal charter for the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association. 1 Cosponsor

Small Business

H.R. 3661 – Patriotic Employer Protection Act of 2019, as amended – (Rep. Kim – Small Business). To support entrepreneurs serving in the National Guard and Reserve, and for other purposes. 9 Cosponsors

H.R. 1615 – VA-SBA Act, as amended (Rep. Kelly (MS) – Small Business). To transfer the responsibility of verifying small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans to the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. 25 Cosponsors

Financial Services

H.R. 1773 – Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 (Rep. Speier – Financial Services). This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to Rosie the Riveter (i.e., any female individual who held employment or volunteered in support of the war efforts during World War II), in recognition of their contributions to the United States and the inspiration they have provided to ensuing generations. 293 Cosponsors including Representative Craig

 

U. S. House Legislative Update: Schedule for November 18 – 22, 2019. @ U.S. House of Representatives
Nov 15 – Nov 22 all-day

NOTES:

  • Information source: (U. S. House of Representatives Website)
  • (If you don’t know who represents you, go to this site).
  • 11,281 bills have been introduced as of this post. See them here.
  • This week, our representatives are scheduled to vote on 16 bills.
  • No votes are scheduled for Friday.
  • Majority Leader’s view of the schedule.
  • Here is another way to communicate with your representatives about legislation. (Issue Voter)
  • Committee Schedule

LEGISLATION LIKELY TO PASS BY RECORDED VOTE:

H.R. 1309 – Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (Rep. Courtney – Education and Labor) (Subject to a Rule). This bill requires the Department of Labor to address workplace violence in the health care and social service sectors. Specifically, Labor must promulgate an occupational safety and health standard that requires certain employers in the health care and social service sectors, as well as employers in sectors that conduct activities similar to the activities in the health care and social service sectors, to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for protecting health care workers, social service workers, and other personnel from workplace violence. 227 Cosponsors including Representative Craig

Possible Legislation Making Further Appropriations

LEGISLATION LIKELY TO PASS BY VOICE VOTE OR WITHOUT OBJECTION:

Financial Services

H.R. 3702 – Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Green (TX) – Financial Services. To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide disaster assistance to States, Puerto Rico, units of general local government, and Indian tribes under a community development block grant disaster recovery program, and for other purposes. 15 Cosponsors including Representative Craig

H.R. 4300 – Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Dean – Financial Services). To provide Federal housing assistance on behalf of youths who are aging out of foster care, and for other purposes. 11 Cosponsors

H.R. 4029 – Tribal Access to Homeless Assistance Act, as amended (Rep. Heck – Financial Services). To amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to enable Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities to apply for, receive, and administer grants and sub-grants under the Continuum of Care Program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 7 Cosponsors

H.R. 5084 – Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2019 (Rep. Meeks – Financial Services). To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity and for other purposes. 1 Cosponsor 

H.R. 4344 – Investor Protection and Capital Markets Fairness Act, as amended (Rep. McAdams – Financial Services). To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to seek and Federal courts to grant disgorgement of unjust enrichment, and for other purposes. 1 Cosponsor

H.R. 4634 – Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Waters – Financial Services). To reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, and for other purposes. 45 Cosponsors

Natural Resources

H.R. 182 – To extend the authorization for the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission (Rep. Keating – Natural Resources). 0 Cosponsors

H.R. 255 – Big Bear Land Exchange Act, as amended (Rep. Cook – Natural Resources). This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to convey 73 acres of identified Forest Service land to the County of San Bernardino, California, in exchange for approximately 71 acres of identified land owned by the county. Before completing the exchange, USDA must relocate the portion of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail that is located on the federal land to (1) adjacent National Forest System land; (2) land owned by the county, subject to county approval; (3) land within the federal land, subject to county approval; or (4) a combination of any of these. 1 Cosponsors

H.R. 737 – Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Sablan – Natural Resources). This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins, except for certain dogfish fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances. Penalties are imposed for violations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 287 Cosponsors including Representative Craig

H.R. 925 – North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Natural Resources). This bill reauthorizes the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through FY2024. 34 Cosponsors including Representative Craig

H.R. 1088 – FIRST Act (Rep. Marshall – Natural Resources). This bill authorizes the Society of the First Infantry Division to modify the First Division Monument located on federal land in Presidential Park, District of Columbia, to honor members of the First Infantry Division of the U.S. Army who died during U.S. operations, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom. 0 Cosponsors

H.R. 1446 – Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2019 (Rep. Clay – Natural Resources). This bill directs the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to sell each copy of the Multinational Species Conservation Fund Semipostal Stamp and notify Congress when all copies have been sold. If the USPS destroys one or more such stamps before this bill’s enactment, it shall print and sell the same number of such stamps. 49 Cosponsors

H.R. 1487 – Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Study Act, as amended (Rep. Lieu – Natural Resources). This bill directs the Department of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the lands, waters, and interests of the coastline and other specified areas adjacent to the Santa Monica Bay in California to evaluate a range of alternatives for protecting the study area’s resources. Alternatives to be evaluated shall include. 6 Cosponsors

H.R. 1472 – To rename the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Nebraska, as the Homestead National Historical Park (Rep. Smith (NE) – Natural Resources). This bill redesignates the Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska as the “Homestead National Historical Park.”

H.R. 263 – To rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Rep. Suozzi – Natural Resources). This bill designates the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge near Oyster Bay, New York, as the “Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge.”

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

Nov
19
Tue
Weekly ICE Vigil @ Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building
Nov 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Join this one-hour weekly vigil near the Whipple Building, just east of the Ft. Snelling light rail station. Raise awareness amongst commuters and observe ICE vans bringing detainees into court. See detailed map in first comment. Commuters and drivers who pass by are across a wide street, so make a sign with few words and BIG LETTERS.

Link to Facebook Event

 

Be Heard on Cannabis Eagan @ Eagan Community Center
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Minnesota needs to have an honest conversation about how we are going to legalize cannabis. I want to hear what Minnesotans think, which is why I’m launching a statewide Community Conversations on Cannabis tour to hear from people in every corner of our state.

Join us in Eagan!

When: Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 PM
Where: Eagan Community Center, South Oaks Meeting Room
Who: Hosted by Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, Assistant Senate Minority Leader Jeff Hayden, Rep. Laurie Halverson, Rep. Sandra Masin, with Special Guests Doug Friednash, Former Colorado Legislator and Former Chief of Staff to Gov. John Hickenlooper, and Stanley Garnett, Former District Attorney for Boulder County

Link to Facebook Event

Berg for MN Campaign Kick-off
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

I am officially running for MN state house seat 56B and want to celebrate with you! I am excited for the road ahead and the opportunity to represent this vibrant community I call home.

Join me and current House Representative Dr. Alice Mann on Tuesday, November 19th at the home of Lisa Simonson from 6:30-8pm to kick-off my campaign with drinks, dessert and conversation about our collective vision for this amazing district!

Co-hosts include Dr. Alice Mann, Jackie Craig, Lindsey and Steve Port, and Erin Maye Quade.

If you would like to be a co-host or to RSVP, contact my campaign manager, Emily Minge, at emilyminge5@gmail.com.

Please make checks payable to Berg for Minnesota and if you prefer to give online, we will have an active ActBlue account soon.

Prepared and paid for by the Berg for MN campaign committee, 16190 Inglewood Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044

Link to Facebook Event

Policy Happy Hour! @ Kaposia Club
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a monthly conversation about specific, timely topics with political organizers, elected representatives and a bunch of good friends!

This month’s Policy Happy Hour features our own Rick Hansen (52A) as he will come talk about the upcoming legislative session and the work of the two commissions he chairs, Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), and the Legislative Audit Commission (LAC).

The LCCMR makes funding recommendations to the legislature for special environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). These projects help maintain and enhance Minnesota’s environment and natural resources.

The LAC appoints the Legislative Auditor and selects topics for the Program Evaluation Division to review. It also holds hearings to review audit and evaluation reports.

Link to Facebook Event

Nov
20
Wed
Better Angels – Skills Workshop @ Lakeville Library
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Presented by the Better Angels Eagan Alliance. Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm the importance of maintaining relationships with those on the other side of the political divide. Practice conversation skills in pairs with someone of your same political persuasion. Registration required.

 

Global Conversation on Climate Change @ Rosemount High School- Student Center
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn more about the realities of climate change, the impacts, and the solutions. This event is sponsored by the RHS Environmental Science Club and will feature student speakers and RHS science teacher, Climate Reality Leader and Citizens’ Climate Lobby presenter, Veda Kanitz. It is part of a global conversation on climate change during “24 Hours of Reality” by trained speakers all over the world.

Link to Facebook Event

Nov
22
Fri
Indigenous Women on the Frontlines of Climate Change Symposium @ Nicholson Hall,
Nov 22 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Women are typically on the front lines of the fight for environmental justice around the world. In Minnesota, indigenous women have been leading efforts for native sovereignty, for protection of land and water, for climate justice, and for the recognition and recovery of missing and murdered indigenous women. Engaging with this work is a key aspect of reorienting the University of Minnesota and the larger community towards decolonization efforts.

Two featured two keynote speakers, Taysha Martineau and Mysti Babineau will open the gathering. They are both leaders in local movements to fight the tar sands Line 3 pipeline as well as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

1:30 – 3:00 – Keynote and discussion with Taysha Martineau (Two spirit Anishinabe activist and organizer with Gitchigumi Scouts) and Mysti Babineau (Anishinabe climate justice activist and organizer with MN350)

3:00 – 3:30 – Break and food

3:30 – 4:30 – Northfield Against Line 3 Presentation

4:30 – 5:00 – Closing

Link to Facebook Event

Help us plan for the day by RSVPing in advance.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AJ_jx2yN-TG77kR5EF_nrN9fZXBg-nIn99r2QBq43QM/edit

Join Betty and Angie in South Saint Paul!
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contribute online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/angieandbetty

We’re 1 year out from the 2020 election and we are committed to keeping Minnesota blue.

Please join Betty McCollum and Angie Craig for an evening with your fellow DFLers!

Friday, November 22nd
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

~ all are welcome ~

Public Presentation led by PNHP President Adam Gaffney @ St Paul Athletic Club Ballroom
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PNHP President Dr. Adam Gaffney will be leading a presentation for the general public regarding the state of our nation’s healthcare crisis and PNHP’s solution- a single payer system that will comprehensively cover all Americans, “Improving U.S. Health Care: Everybody In, Nobody Out.”

There is limited seating!  Go to Facebook Event to reserve your spot

Nov
23
Sat
Anti-Racism Workshops @ East Side Freedom Library
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve. an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab; a white has no superiority over a black nor does a black have any superiority over a white — except by piety and good action.” —Prophet Muhammad (saw) the Last Sermon

The Sisterhood is excited to announce a new series to address anti-racism and work towards dismantling white supremacy. By following the Prophetic model, we are rooted in the Sunnah and reminded of the diversity of identities and how we show up. This series will provide language, examples, tools, techniques and most importantly sisterhood in order to change a system.

We are partnering with Minnesota Deaf Muslim Community, National Council of Jewish Women, and the Eastside Freedom Library to host interactive, thought-provoking workshops. Location will alternate between Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) and the Eastside Freedom Library.

Each session is priced at $15.00, but if you plan on attending all 5 sessions, you can purchase at a discounted price of $75.00. Tickets available here.

Dinner included.

We want to make sure this series is accessible to everyone. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please email us at contact@revivingsisterhood.org.

Indoor Market Fest- Eagan @ Eagan Community Center
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s good to shop local and support local businesses

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Eagan Community Center – 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan

Shop local this winter and visit your favorite Market vendors inside at the Eagan Community Center. Approximately fifteen vendors will be featured weekly with free samples and time to visit one on one about their products. SNAP/EBT accepted onsite. Products include: winter root vegetables, honey, jam, sauces, BBQ sauce, baked goods, frozen strudel, German sausage and frozen pork.

U.S. Rep Angie Craig Belle Plaine Town Hall @ Oak Crest Elementary
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join me for my next town hall in Belle Plaine at Oak Crest Elementary in Scott County! I’m looking forward to hearing from you on the issues facing you and your families and how we can work together to find common sense solutions.

Link to Facebook Event

Join Angie in Eagan!
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contribute online www.AngieCraig.com/Eagan

Sue & Tom Luse
And our co-hosts:

Amelia Burgess ~ Thomas & Karolina Craft ~ Ron Goldser & Helen Leslie ~ Mayor Mike Maguire & Janelle Waldock ~ Lisa Nemer Noah & David Noah ~Scott & Carol Swenson ~ Jeanne & Charlie Thomas ~ Mary Jean Turinia Anderson & Gayle Anderson

(Host Committee in formation)

invite you to join them in support of Angie Craig

Saturday, November 23rd
5:00 – 7:00 pm

At the home of Sue & Tom Luse
3588 Woodland Trail
Eagan, MN 55123

$1,000 Chair ~ $500 Host ~ $250 Co-Host
$100 Sponsor ~ $50 Friend
(All are welcome)

To join the host committee or RSVP
Email Aidan@AngieCraig.com
Contribute online www.AngieCraig.com/Eagan

Link to Facebook Event

Social Hour Fundraiser – Friendsgiving Edition @ Crooked Pint - Faribault
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Social Hour Fundraiser
Friendsgiving Edition

When: Saturday, November 23, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Crooked Pint Ale House
125 1st Avenue NE
Faribault, MN 55021

RSVP: So we can reserve the correct
number of tables/seats – please
RSVP to ricecountydfl@outlook.com

Suggested Donation: $10� (or whatever you can afford)

All DFLers are welcome!

> Enter to WIN!!! Door Prizes!
> FREE Appetizers Provided (while they last)!

Sponsorship Opportunities�:

Appetizers Sponsor – $20.00 or more�Help us provide appetizers by becoming an appetizer sponsor.�Sponsorship includes 1 entry donation.

Contact Shawn Groth if you’re interested in one of the above sponsorships by e-mail: ricecountydfl@outlook.com

Link to Facebook Event

 

Nov
26
Tue
Weekly ICE Vigil @ Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building
Nov 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Join this one-hour weekly vigil near the Whipple Building, just east of the Ft. Snelling light rail station. Raise awareness amongst commuters and observe ICE vans bringing detainees into court. See detailed map in first comment. Commuters and drivers who pass by are across a wide street, so make a sign with few words and BIG LETTERS.

Link to Facebook Event

 

Nov
28
Thu
Walk to End Hunger @ Mall of America
Nov 28 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friendly fun walk presented by The Mosaic Company. Held on Thanksgiving Morning at Mall of America, it’s a great way to start your holiday off right – giving back before you give thanks!

Each year thousands of walkers join together in the fight against hunger. Since it’s inception in 2008, the Walk to End Hunger has raised over $2,800,000 to help support hunger relief organizations working to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities metro area. 100% of the net proceeds are distributed to our partner organizations. Register today at www.walktoendhunger.org

Nov
29
Fri
Black Lives Matter Friday at Mall of America @ Mall of America
Nov 29 all-day

SPECIFIC TIME AND MEETING LOCATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

The city of Bloomington continues to deny the Aden family’s lawful requests for information about the execution of Isak Aden by four Bloomington cops and one Eagan cop.

State law allows the city to release video of the shooting to the family if it will “reduce unrest”, but Bloomington says previous protests do not qualify as unrest.

Come join us on Black Friday at the Mall of America.to protest Bloomington’s lack of transparency, honesty, and compassion.

Public event by Justice for Isak Aden, Anti-War Committee, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Justice for Justine Damond Ruszczyk and Racial Justice Network

Link to Facebook event

Black Lives Matter Friday at Mall of America @ Mall of America
Nov 29 all-day

SPECIFIC TIME AND MEETING LOCATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

The city of Bloomington continues to deny the Aden family’s lawful requests for information about the execution of Isak Aden by four Bloomington cops and one Eagan cop.

State law allows the city to release video of the shooting to the family if it will “reduce unrest”, but Bloomington says previous protests do not qualify as unrest.

Come join us on Black Friday at the Mall of America.to protest Bloomington’s lack of transparency, honesty, and compassion.

Get updates at Facebook Event

Native American Heritage Celebration @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Crafts & Art Market
Friday, November 29, 11am-6pm
In the Island Event Center

Celebrate Native American Heritage Day with the Prairie Island Indian Community! The Prairie Island Indian Community is proud of their culture and traditions, and they invite you to learn more about them during their Crafts & Art Market on Friday, November 29. In addition to showcasing handmade goods from Native American artists and craftsmen, there will be presentations from organizations and figures that are important to preserving the heritage and culture of the Prairie Island Indian Community. These include a performance by Larry Yazzie, the Prairie Island singers and dancers, the National Eagle Center, the Edwin Buck Jr. Memorial Buffalo Project and more.

** The Prairie Island Indian Community is seeking artists to join the Native American Celebration Crafts & Art Market. Artists and crafters must be an enrolled member of a recognized Tribe and a majority of the products should be Native American handcrafted goods or artwork. If you are interested in being a part of this event, please reserve your booth by November 15. **

www.ticasino.com/live-entertainment

Dec
1
Sun
Santa Breakfast @ Dakota Lodge
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Public event by West St. Paul Kiwanis

Link to Facebook event

In Solidarity: A Seat at the Table – ICOM’s Inaugural Fundraser @ St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members, partners and friends… The table is set for you!
Don’t miss this exciting inaugural fundraising event! Help ICOM celebrate our successes of the past year and help us launch our programs and campaigns for the future!
DINNER GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING CHEF, ALEX ROBERTS, OF RESTAURANT ALMA
Individual seats $45 in advance, $50 at the door, tables are $360. For more info, email us at daniel@mnicom.org.

Link to Facebook Event

Dec
3
Tue
Weekly ICE Vigil @ Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building
Dec 3 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Join this one-hour weekly vigil near the Whipple Building, just east of the Ft. Snelling light rail station. Raise awareness amongst commuters and observe ICE vans bringing detainees into court. See detailed map in first comment. Commuters and drivers who pass by are across a wide street, so make a sign with few words and BIG LETTERS.

Link to Facebook Event

 

Dec
4
Wed
Flannel & Frost Winter Party @ Dakota Child and Family Clinic
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of games, crafts, snacks and (of course) live reindeer!

Link to Facebook Event

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