Weekly Rundown: Nov. 19
Stay up-to-speed on all things Women’s March Minnesota! Get the rundown on the most topics of the week on social media, as well as how we’ve been active in the community and future opportunities to show up.
The #Shero we need - A woman fired for flipping off Trump’s motorcade receives 453,673 job offers
Women’s March Minnesota
Our very own Bethany Bradley on finding your voice and the work to be done in the Star Tribune! My year as an activist: Encouragement from a novice in Minnesota
GQ’s Citizen of the Year
It's about more than just taking a knee. Take a look at what else Colin Kaepernick's been up to and it's not hard to see why he was named GQ's "Citizen of the Year."
Elections – Breaking Ground
We're so excited to see Andrea Jenkins for Ward 8 already making waves in MN. She’s the first openly transgender black woman to hold public office in the United States. And she’s ready to bring change to Minnesota.
Lift up and listen to black women. The Democratic Party owes black female voters a big ‘thank you’
Looking to get started for 2018 already? We are too! Indivisible Guide has some great resources
Last night was historic. Congratulations to all of these groundbreaking newly elected officials!
We want to empower you to step up for your community! Over 200 positions are available on State Boards, Councils and Committees across Minnesota right now. Apply by Monday, November 27, 2017.
“This is another case where every red flag was waving -- but he was able to keep his guns.” - Protect Minnesota on this week's mass shooting in N. California.
Our hearts are with the community of Sutherland Springs, Texas. This suffering is growing year by year, but it is preventable -- and must stop. Here are some actions you can take today
Sexual harassment and assault is not a partisan issue. It is not about politics. U.S. Senator Al Franken should be held accountable for his actions. We have a duty to believe and support survivors, always.
We are grateful to Erin Maye Quade & Lindsey Port for MN House for their bravery in sharing the details of sexual harassment they endured from MN State Senator Dan Schoen & Representative Tony Cornish.
We are calling for the immediate resignations of MN Reps. Tony Cornish (R) and Dan Schoen (D), join us. We must stop harassment each and every time it is presented.
Yes means yes. No means no. Former VP Joe Biden gets it.
Tax Plan Proposals
The Senate GOP just added a new provision to their Tax Bill that guts the ACA & kicks 13 million people off insurance. See Senator Elizabeth Warren’s video.
The GOP tax bill has cleared the House Ways and Means Committee. Have you called your representatives and told them to stop this bill in its tracks?
Opportunities to Show Up
- Tuesday, Nov. 21: Divesting Mass Incarceration, Invest in Immigrants Budget Hearing, Minneapolis
- Tuesday, Nov. 28: Indigenous Voices at the Buffalo Show, Minneapolis
- Wednesday, Nov. 29: Reliably Fund Climate & Equity Goals! – Mpls Budget Hearing #1, Minneapolis
- Friday, Dec. 1: World AIDS Day Annual Breakfast, Minneapolis
- Friday, Dec. 1: Raza Sí, Migra No: A Critical Conversation Series Event, Minneapolis
- Saturday, Dec. 2: SURJ MN Skill Building: Understanding Racism and White Supremacy, Minneapolis
- Tuesday, Dec. 5: Minneapolis 2040, Planning Session, Minneapolis
Upcoming Partner Galas
Saturday, Dec. 9: TakeAction's People's Celebration, St Paul
Saturday, Dec. 9: CAIR’s Moving Forward, Celebrating 10 Years of Service, Bloomington