Committee hearing, advocacy

training on the calendar

House Government Operations

Committee to hear about Instant Runoff Voting

On Wednesday, October

29, there will be an informational hearing about Instant Runoff Voting

before the Minnesota House Government Operations Committee. Committee

Chairman Jim Rhodes (R-St. Louis Park) has invited Fran Hesch, a

Hopkins constituent and a FairVote Minnesota supporter, to make a

presentation. The meeting is open to the public and instant runoff

voting supporters and others who are interested in learning more

are urged to attend. It is an all-day meeting for the committee.

The Instant Runoff Voting presentation is scheduled for 11 AM or

later, depending on progress on the rest of the agenda, in Room 5

of the State Office Building in the State Capitol complex in Saint


Legislative advocacy

training session scheduled

FairVote Minnesota will

hold a training session for persons interested in advocating for

better voting methods at the State Capitol this winter. The session

is scheduled for Saturday November 15, 9:30 AM to noon, in Room 300

North of the State Office Building in the State Capitol complex in

Saint Paul. The training will consist of a presentation of the policy

agenda, advocacy strategy and communications plan. Training participants

will be invited to join a small team and take on specific assignments

during the months leading up to the legislative session. Accountability

will be required of all participants who take on assignments. If

you plan on attending, contact Bruce Kennedy