Minnesota Labor Advocates Through History

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In the News: August 2023

A threat to Saint Anthony Falls, Boathouses, Tribal water settlements

Changemakers Alliance: Re-imagining Public Safety

"We don't ask enough hard questions about the billions of dollars we put into the retributive system. My restorative justice budget is under $100,000. You know what would work a lot better? If we funded it.”

Hiring Development Director

As we expand into Greater Minnesota with our Changemakers…

Global Rights for Women Announces a Report on Minneapolis Police Response to Domestic Violence

"In reality, we focus more on robbers, drug dealers, and gangsters, when in fact ... these are the same people committing domestic violence. Maybe our focus should be on abusers, and it would have a trickle-down effect to other violent crimes."

Reproductive Rights at the Capitol

Lawmakers were busy this session, introducing and passing a record number of laws related to protecting reproductive freedom and gender-affirming health care in Minnesota.

CALL series: Talking About Juvenile Justice Reform

On Tuesday we listened at a forum that featured a…

Major Public Safety and Gun Legislation Bills Signed Into Law (and Some of the Debates Against Them)

"Red flag" gun legislation will restrict access to people who are in danger of using guns to cause harm, including in domestic violence issues. Opposition voices included here...

(Most of) Minnesota House Says Yes to Equal Rights Amendment Resolution

Who said yes to equal rights for women?

Part 2: House Debates About Gun Legislation and Restorative Justice

The Minnesota legislature has been working for several months on new public safety policy. As the session winds down, they are closer on several progressive measures. This story reflects some of the conversation that members have had about the provisions in past debates.

NEWS: Two Recent Minneapolis Events Showcase New Imagination Around Public Safety

Junauda Petrus and Rep. María Isa are helping to bring attention to long-standing and generally underappreciated approaches to address public safety