Friday, November 5, 2010
Here we are at Election Day plus three. Our initial day-after reaction – “Devastation! Minnesota will become a political wasteland!” But, after a cup of coffee to clear the senses we realize that it is what it is. And, more important, it will be what we make it.
(There are still a few loose ends – Recounts of the governor’s election and of legislative races in 15B, 25B and 27A. Mark Dayton’s lead stands at 8,781. County canvassing through Nov. 19 should show him as our next governor. Click here for an analysis of the recount – – http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=880522&catid=396 )
So, if it will be what we make it, it is not too early to begin working for a better 2001 and 2012. We wouldn’t have gotten to be seniors if we quit at every setback.
Debate on the policies that will shape our state in 2011 is already beginning, and it is important that seniors be a part of it. One opportunity is a series of community discussions held by the Citizens League that give participants a chance to present their values and priorities for solving Minnesota’s daunting budget challenges that will impact everyone’s lives. The findings will be presented to policymakers in January.
To find the schedule of the discussions and become involved, go to:
Remember: Sunday, November 14 is the day of the annual Senior Caucus GALA, 1:30 to 4:30 pm at The Eagles Club, 2507 East 25th Street, Minneapolis. More info:
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Nov. 8, Monday – Senior Caucus Membership Committee meets at 10 am. Input welcome.
Nov. 9, Tuesday 9 am – 12:30 pm – A VAN Forum: Your Medicare after health care reform: Making the best possible decisions, Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Avenue West, Roseville, MN 55113 Register Now for this free forum!
Nov. 24, Wednesday, 12:30 pm – Wednesday lunch meeting
Dec. 2, Thursday, 2 pm – Senior Caucus Board meeting at DFL Headquarters in St. Paul. All are welcome.