The Legislative session is over, and the party Conventions have kicked off the election season. This is what we’ve all been waiting for -- to vote the right people into power!! While voter turnout across Minnesota is definitely important (especially for the state-wide races), the purple suburban districts are arguably where this November will be won or lost.Read More
Really interesting evening and much ground was covered. What a privilege to have both Minority Leaders! With less than 4 weeks left of the 2018 MN Leg Session, these were our main takeaways:Read More
March 26, 2018
On average, woman are paid 20% less than their male counterparts, and that ratio is even worse for woman of color. We "celebrate" Equal Pay Day on April 10, the day in 2018 where women will finally have made as much money as their male counterparts did during the 2017 calendar year. The wage gap is real, and it's time we do something about it.
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.
Stand Up St. Paul invited Kelis Houston from the NAACP Minneapolis to speak on child welfare and the clear racial bias and disproportionate contact and conflict that African-American and multiracial families contend with from DHS and Child Protective Services in Minnesota.Read More
We met with progressive candidates and we shift our focus to 2018 to Take back the (MN) House!Read More