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zelpasz Getting to the Bottom of the Ballot (GetBoB), a Minneapolis nonprofit, nonpartisan civic engagement organization is sponsoring three events: one forum about Mpls city government and the importance of the independent boards and what characteristics make good candidates for those boards; and two candidate forums - one pre-primary and one post-primary.


City Government Forum (Independent Boards) Wednesday, August 31, 2005 7:00-9:00pm Temple Israel 2324 Emerson Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55405

This forum is open to anyone interested in answering a crucial question—Why are these local positions important to me? It will include a brief overview of how Minneapolis city government is structured and will feature panelists representing Minneapolis’s independent boards explaining the relevance of the positions to voters. There will be ample time for audience questions. Panelists will include:

Jim Bernstein – Minneapolis Charter Commission Vivian Mason – Park & Recreation Board Wally Swan – Board of Estimate & Taxation Colin Hamilton – Executive Director Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library

Primary Election Candidate Fair Wednesday, September 7, 2005 7:00-9:00pm DeLaSalle High School gymnasium One DeLaSalle Drive Minneapolis, MN 55401

General Election Candidate Fair Wednesday, October 26, 2005 7:00-9:00pm DeL 1608 aSalle High School gymnasium One DeLaSalle Drive Minneapolis, MN 55401

Both candidate fairs are open to all 2005 candidates for Minneapolis offices named above. These fairs will be a unique and important way for candidates and Minneapolis residents to connect with one another. GetBoB has held candidate fairs since our creation in 2002 and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from voters and candidates alike.

GetBoB’s mission: Getting to the Bottom of the Ballot is a non-profit, nonpartisan citizen engagement organization dedicated to creating new and meaningful ways to: o Help communities promote citizen involvement in local issues and elections o Motivate and educate individuals to express their civic voices Increase overall voter turnout by reaching citizens with varying voting experience


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