Jennifer Julsrud Posts

Community Meetings: Duluth’s Plumbing Needs Big Fix

Water is a basic need. Access to clean water and a well functioning system are responsible for good public health, public safety, basic sanitation, and economic prosperity. The strength of our economy is directly connected to the strength of our infrastructure.

Learn about the current state of our drinking water infrastructure; our water treatment plant, pumping stations, and over 400 miles of water mains. These are our common assets and we need to ensure they work for us.

Major Gifts Consultant

Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women Position Summary:

Responsible for implementing all major gifts fundraising in coordination with the executive director, Sustainable Funding Committee, and the Board of Directors.

Essential Functions:
– Play an active role in identifying, cultivating and asking for major gifts.
– Support the Executive Director and key volunteers in major gifts solicitations.
– Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors.
– Maintain constituent reports for every donor contact.
– Set and achieve agreed-up performance goals.
– Utilize and supervise entry of progress in donor software.
For a complete listing of the job description and contact information please go to the Safe Haven Shelter website.

Sixth District Candidate Forum

Sixth District House and Senate Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Duluth in cooperation with the Citizens Federation.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30pm
Lakewood Town Hall, 3110 Strand Road, Duluth

Candidates scheduled to appear at the forum are: Senator Tom Bakk, Jennifer Havlick, Rep.Mary Murphy, and Keith MacDonald.

The candidates will respond to prepared questions. Each candidate will be given equal time. The forum will last about one hour. It will be open to the public at no charge.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influenced public policy through education and advocacy.

For more information contact LWV Voter Services co-chairs:
Gay Trachsel (218-728-5478) or Elizabeth Olson(218-343-4281).

Join us for Latino Voices: Immigration in our Community

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Duluth Technology Village, Center for Economic Development
Brown Bag Lunch
4 – 5:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Duluth
The Rafters, Kirby Center

The Program will include:
– introduction of immigration issues
– moderated panel with Latino immigrants from our community
– dialog to promote mutual understanding
– action steps to move forward in immigration reforms

Duluth Precinct Caucus Information

Precinct Caucus Information
February 2, 2010

Precinct caucuses are meetings organized by Minnesota’s political parties to begin the process of selecting candidates for the 2010 election and policy positions to shape the party platform. Caucuses are held in locations across Minnesota, are open to the public, and participation is encouraged.

To find your precinct caucus, go to (MN Secretary of State).

Candidate Forums

Do you know how you’re voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3? There’s no substitute to hearing the candidates speak in person. You may surprise yourself and change your mind after attending the following candidate forums.

Please join us:
School Board Candidate Forum
Thursday, Oct. 22
Lowell Elementary Music Magnet School
2000 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, MN 55811
6:30 – 7:00 PM Tour Lowell’s renovation
7:00 – 9:00 PM Forum with Questions from Co-Sponsors, Students, & the Audience
Co-Sponsored by League of Women Voters Duluth and the Duluth PTSA Council – Parent Teacher Student Association

At-Large, District 2, and District 4 City Council Candidate Forum
Thursday, Oct. 29
Holy Family Church
2430 W. Third Street, Duluth
6:00 – 8:30 PM Forum
Co-Sponsored by League of Women Voters Duluth, Community Safety Initiative (Duluth Local Initiatives Support Corporation), Neighborhood Housing Services, and Churches United in Ministry.

Vote on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009
If you have any questions about where to vote or exactly what school district you live in check out The Minnesota League of Women Voters website can help you answer any of your questions about election day.

Candidate Forums

Duluth School Board & City Council Candidate Forum
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009
6:00-7:15 PM School Board Forum
7:30-8:45 PM City Council Forum
Lakeside/Lester Park Community Club
106 N. 54th Ave. E.

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters & the Lakeside Lester Park Community Club


At-Large Candidate Forum
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
6:00-7:30 PM
Damiano Center
206 W. Fourth Street

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Community Action Duluth, Twin Ports Action Coalition, and the A.H. Zeppa Foundation

The League of Women Voters and all above sponsors are nonpartisan organizations that neither support nor oppose political parties and candidates. The purpose of these forums is to provide voters with objective information on the views held by candidates running for office so that they can make informed choices on election day.

Join the League of Women Voters

League of Women Voters Duluth
Fall Kick Off Event

Thursday, Sept. 17 @ 7 p.m.
Duluth Art Institute ~ 2229 W. Second St., Duluth

Chocolate Decadence is our theme with wine & coffee to compliment!

Come for the surprise  program and learn how to make the most of your membership – This event is provided at no charge and we encourage you to bring a guest.

Health Security for America

Health Insurance Reform
Dr. Charles Gessert
Marlene Hart
Dr. Patrick Schoenfelder
Professor Jennifer Schultz

Wednesday, Sept. 16 | 4:30-7 p.m.
UMD School of Business and Economics, Room 118
(For parking take St. Marie St. to University Dr. to Pay lot G)

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