Common Cause Minnesota is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen’s lobby dedicated to improving the way state government operates. We have helped pass Minnesota’s most important ethics and campaign finance reforms.
With your help, we intend to advance a new round of initiatives that will once again make Minnesota a national model for government reform, increasing accountability to citizens and limiting the power of special interests.
Moorhead Fair Courts Forum
A broad coalition of local civic, religious, and labor groups from the Moorhead Area are partnering to host a forum at the Moorhead Public Library about The Impartial Justice Act (IJA). The reforms put forth in the IJA are designed to empower voters with information about how judges perform through public performance evaluations, restore accountability through retention elections to ensure voters are able to cast a meaningful vote 100% of the time, and make sure justice is not for sale in Minnesota by expanding merit selection to all levels of the judiciary.
SpeakersMark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State Roger Moe, Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader
ModeratorMike McFeely, KFGO RadioWhen: Wednesday, December 11, 20137:00 pm (Additional Media Availability from 6:40pm-6:50pm)Where: Moorhead Public Library118 5th Street S, Moorhead, MN 56560
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Who: Statewide SponsorsCommon Cause MN, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, MN AFL-CIO, Citizens League, Council on Crime and Justice, Committee for Economic Development, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, League of Women Voters, Minnesota Community Action Partnership, Minnesota Council of Non Profits, and the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Local HostsThe League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley, West/Red River Valley Area Labor Council, and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership.
Common Cause Minnesota is committed to passing the next generation of reforms: early voting, no excuse absentee voting, restoring of voting rights for ex-felons and defending voters from intimidation and deceptive practices. Thirty-two states now have some form of early voting, and Minnesota should do more to engage its citizens in the political process.
To see the text of the Omnibus elections bill, click here.