On May 23, US border patrol agents shot and killed an unarmed migrant. We say her name in solidarity, Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez. at WMM we whole heartedly reject the oppression and violence that the border patrol engages in. We reject the words and racism that our administration has used to divide and we reject the notion of borders.Read More
For one day, on May 12, 2018, people dealing with warrant issues in Ramsey County can come and get their issues resolved without the fear of getting arrested.
The county is teaming up with the ACLU of Minnesota, the NAACP, and UJAMAA Place to host a warrant resolution day. Attendees will work with attorneys and judges to address active warrants and take actions to resolve or move forward with any underlying court case.Read More
Twin Cities Pride parade should be a fun, festive event for all, not just a privileged portion of attendees…It has been marketed as and should be a place where marginalized people can feel free to express and celebrate themselves.Read More
Women's March Minnesota strongly echoes the statement below by Women's March on the acquittal of the officers who killed Alton Sterling two years ago.
We also strongly protest the shooting death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento last week, yet another Black man killed by the police. This violence and injustice against Black and Brown people has to stop and we must do all we can to make this happen.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” - William Faulkner
To every student who participated in yesterday’s Walk Out:
We heard you.
We saw you.
We believe in you.
We will fight with you.
For all of us.
We will not give up.
We are so inspired and moved by the powerful protests across the country yesterday. To the students, our future leaders, thank you for your courage! You are making a difference!
And an additional thank you to the teachers and parents who supported the students yesterday and every day.
Thank you to the many volunteers and the hundreds of attendees who spent their morning at the Capitol on International Women's Day for a DAY OF ACTION to get the Equal Rights Amendment on the Minnesota Ballot in 2018. The Rotunda was filled with Equal Rights Amendment supporters dressed in red letting legislators know the TIME FOR EQUALITY IS NOW! Click for photos..
A wrench has been thrown into the cyclical experience of our post-school-shooting national mourning process and it’s being led by those most affected: the students have had enough.
Students in high schools across the country are organizing themselves and taking to the streets so that their voices -- seemingly ignored for so long by the adults charged with protecting them -- will finally be heard. Minnesota youth, empowered and inspired by the actions and words of the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14, are compounding the call for stronger gun control regulations. And they’re just getting started.Read More
The 2018 MN Legislative Session has begun and will run to mid-May. If you are interested in legislation, what is happening at the State Capitol and knowing what you can do about it, here are some good ways of keeping up.Read More
February's Third Thursday Re-Cap
Roe Unrealized: The war on women is worse than we realize. Roe vs Wade is in place, but far too many women cannot get the reproductive healthcare they need and the GOP is making it more difficult. Karen Law, director of Our Justice, discussed how birth control, abortion, race, poverty and access to resources are being talked about at both national and local levels and how they tilt the playing field even more against some women. She talked about upcoming legislation aimed at further restricting access, and what we can do to make a change for equal access to the healthcare women need. “From unnecessary restrictions at reproductive health clinics, teen mom shaming, and legal challenges blocking insurance coverage for birth control, the need to challenge reproductive injustice remains central to gender equity” – Karen Law, Our Justice.Read More
Women’s March Minnesota is preparing for a busy and important year in the fight for equity, equality and justice. We will begin by building committees, identifying leadership and finding a place for all those who are committed to moving from a March to a Movement to get involved.
Join us at 9:30 a.m. for a Women's March Minnesota introduction, and at 10 all committees will meet. We plan to host these meetings monthly, and future meetings will have speakers on different topics as well. We hope you will join in our efforts.