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MNA Monthly Mtg w/Rep. Phyllis Kahn, January 17th, 1:00 p.m., Ridgedale Library

This month's speaker will be Minnesota State Representative Phyllis Kahn, and her topic will be "How to Lobby Your State Legislator." Currently serving in her 19th term, Rep. Kahn represents District 59B in Minneapolis. Rep. Kahn has a B.A. in physics from Cornell, a Ph.D. in biophysics from Yale, and a M.P.A. from the J.F.K. School of Government at Harvard. Her support for science, the environment, separation of state and church, and equal rights for everyone make her an especially valuable member of the Minnesota legislature.

Rep. Kahn has a reputation as a colorful iconoclast. For example, during debate over whether Minnesota should pass a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, she opened up a Bible and noted that no one was talking about enacting legislation based on other draconian Biblical passages!

Rep. Kahn has the distinction of being the only member of the Minnesota State legislature with the courage to speak at our annual Day of Reason event at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda.

After the meeting we will have dinner at the Wanderer’s Garden Chinese Buffet Restaurant. Please join us!

Schedule:
1:00-1:15 p.m. - Social Time
1:15-1:45 p.m. - Business Meeting, including annual nominations for the board of directors
1:45-2:00 p.m. - Social Time
2:00-3:30 p.m. - Speaker and Q&A
4:00 p.m. - Dinner at Wanderer’s Garden Chinese Buffet Restaurant

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  • Shirley M.

    An event to remember. We actually had the Southdale library reserved and in a moment of confusion was saved by a collective decision to caravan to Southdale and then listen to an excellent presentation. Rep. Kahn was just great.

    January 17, 2010

  • Bob S.

    Rep. Kahn was good. She gave us an overview of the legislative process and how we can influence the legislature. The venue was a problem with a loud buzzing background noise that could not be fixed.

    January 17, 2010

  • JuliAnne

    It was wonderful to be able to do a Q & A with Rep Kahn. She's a fascinating and approachable person.

    January 17, 2010

  • Paul C.

    hard to hear Phyllis

    January 17, 2010

  • Andrew L.

    An informative and interesting meeting.

    The mix-up about location barely impacted on the meaningful discussion.

    January 17, 2010

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