Statement on the Police Killing of Justine Damond

Statement  on the Police Killing of Justine Damond

Women’s March Minnesota would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Justine Damond.  No one should ever lose their life at the hands of those sworn to protect them. Not Justine, not Philando, not Jamar, not Cordale…and these are just a handful of local names. Women’s March Minnesota is deeply saddened by the continuing senseless shootings of friends, community members, neighbors, and people across Minnesota and the United States at the hands of the police. We’d also like to thank all those individuals and other activist groups that showed up on Sunday for the vigil and that continue to show up.

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New Opportunities to Get Involved - Vacancies in State Boards, Councils & Committees

New Opportunities to Get Involved - Vacancies in State Boards, Councils & Committees

If you are keen to use your experience to make a difference and impact policy, the Office of the MN Secretary of State announced this notice of current vacancies on Minnesota State Boards, Councils and Committees last week. Check out the list sent out by Rep. Connie Bernardy and see if any of openings are up your street.

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Women Marchers Win Freedom of Expression Courage Award

PEN America works at the intersections of human rights and literature to protect open expression. The PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award is going to the "Women's March" for "galvaniz[ing] a potent global movement to resist infringements on the rights and dignity of women and many other groups." The awards committe goes on to say; "We honor the Women's March for acting at a critical moment to overcome the inertia and fear of failure that can impair public mobilization, and for inspiring millions in America and around the world to do the same." 

To learn more about this award see the PEN Press Release  or this article Did you participate in the Women's March? You just won a Freedom of Expression of Courage prize from The Week