This last year in Hennepin county, about 450 people were sent to prison for technical violations of their parole. That means for non-crimes like being late for a curfew, missing an appointment. This policy separates families, ruins lives, costs taxpayers $41,366 per person per year and further overcrowds MInnesota’s prisons.Read More
WMM works with the brilliant Watch Your Reps MN (WYRMN) and her team of volunteer legislative trackers (from a number of different activist groups). WYRMN is gearing up for the 2019 session and is calling for volunteers. Do you want to join us?Read More
There are currently 2,324 mostly Central American boys and girls (13-17 years old) living in canvas tents at Tornillo detention center (LA Times) for migrant teens. More than 1,300 teens have arrived here since the end of October alone. None of the 2,100 staff who work at this Texan tent city have not been properly vetted. Anything could be happening to these teens, in the US in 2018, on our watch. What’s more, the cost of running this detention center is 50% higher than originally estimated and it is thought it will cost the US taxpayer a total of $430 million.Read More
While the inhumane treatment of people seeking asylum at the southern border continues and the President claims the tear gas used on Sunday was "very safe," blames migrants with children for putting them in harm’s way and questions whether the children were theirs at all, there is a growing list of ways you can help.Read More
MNxMN volunteers and participants needed!Read More
Great opportunity to help shape the 2019 Women's Legislative Agenda for Minnesota? What issues do you think should be prioritized?
Minnesota Women’s Consortium, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance, Center of Women, Gender and Public Policy and Gender Justice are holding meetings across the state to take input on what Minnesota women feel is important to focus on next year. Join them!Read More
Did you submit your public comment on DHS's proposed redefinition of "public charge" yet?
This new regulation will make it harder for immigrants living in the US to qualify for permanent US residency if they have received public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid. It will also make it harder for foreigners to immigrate to the US if they are predicted to need to use these benefits.Read More
We’re into the last stretch. Lots of people have already voted and more are still to vote. Some haven’t decided yet. GOTV campaigns will be at fever-pitch this weekend. What can you do to help?
With everything that has happened this last week, the issues of white supremacy, racism, hatred and violence have been brought to the fore. We have to make it clear that this kind of behavior is not acceptable in the US. We must do this at the polls.
So, although turnout for the last midterm elections in MN was less than 50%, let’s make sure it’s different this time. Let's turn out for these midterms in HUGE numbers, and let’s get others to do the same.Read More