The League of Women Voters of the Park Rapids Area (LWVPRA) is hosting “Children First: A Community Conversation About Educating All of Our Children.”
The virtual event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 via Zoom. To register online, go to frbminneapolis.cvent.com/c/express/aef522b7-b521-461f-926c-6dde58ed54b6.
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and Federal Reserve Pres. Neel Kashkari have been advancing the idea that Minnesota needs a constitutional amendment to put “children first.”
According to a media release from the LWVPRA, their plan is for the two men to give a 10- to 15-minute presentation about the amendment, followed by time for questions and answers moderated by the nonpartisan local group.
While the League of Women voters is thought to be mainly concerned with voting rights, voter registration and candidate forums, the organization considers this online event an opportunity for voters to consider a current topic while there is still time for their input.
Their release notes that as an issue impacting student success, the “children first” amendment is relevant to all residents, including parents, grandparents, teachers, school board members and area employers.
To read the full amendment and its rationale, visit www.minneapolisfed.org/policy/education-achievement-gaps/why-a-constitutional-amendment.
For more information about the LWVPRA, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lwvparkrapidsarea.blogspot.com.