why we are voting on two Minnesota Constitutional Amendments this year? Wondering what the process is to amend the
state constitution? Wondering what other
states do? The Gordon Rosenmeier Center
for State & Local Government at Central Lakes College in Brainerd is
sponsoring an educational forum on “Amending the Minnesota Constitution” from
7 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Chalberg Theatre
on the Brainerd campus.
process for amending the constitution
requirements for amending the constitution
history of amendments and attempted amendments, including those relating to
voting and marriage
of interest groups
other states are doing, particularly with similar ballot questions
of amending the constitution instead of passing a law through the legislative
include Mary Jane Morrison, a law professor at Hamline University Law School
and an author of a book on the Minnesota Constitution; David Schultz, a senior
fellow at the Institute of Law and Politics at the University of Minnesota Law
School and a Hamline University professor in the School of Business and the
School of Law; and Matt Gehring, an attorney and legislative analyst in the
Research Department at the Minnesota House of Representatives. Moderator will be Bruce Klopfleisch,
Political Science Instructor at Central Lakes College.
is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be provided.