Policy/Politics

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Action = Change: Police Reform Legislation

April 15 — From a story by Axios: Black people are killed by police at higher rates than white people in

  • 04/15/2021
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The Journey of Sexual Assault Legislation: Part 1 of 2

There are winding roads that lead to systems and policy change. This is a snapshot of one of them, still in process, related to sexual assault legislation.

  • 04/14/2021
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A Global Conversation on Public Health and Pandemic Response

We have the tools — raw materials, surveillance, science, communication — to do better. “It is about political will” to make this a priority, so we don’t forget, like we did the lessons of the 1918 pandemic.

  • 04/07/2021
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April 7: Advocacy Updates from WoMN Act

Advocacy updates related to equity and justice

  • 04/07/2021
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Sheila Lamb: The View From Cloquet

I did not feel vindicated that my testimony was proven correct but a deep sadness that what was foretold has come to be.

  • 03/25/2021
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Sen. Mary Kunesh: A Central Issue

I felt I had no choice but to address the violence that has for too long destroyed so many families in Minnesota and across Turtle Island.

  • 03/25/2021
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When Trafficking Hits Home

“For those who have exited trafficking, their biggest need is to rebuild a sense of belonging and identity within their community.”

  • 03/25/2021
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Conversation With Rep. Heather Keeler

I do not want to keep having marches to remember these beautiful women and relatives because something awful happened to them. We have to be proactive.

  • 03/25/2021
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Patina Park: A Healing Budget

“To fix over 500 years of trauma and its impact, we need everyone.”

  • 03/25/2021
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What the Data Shows

There were between 27 and 54 actively missing American Indian women and girls in Minnesota
in any given month from 2012 to 2020.

  • 03/25/2021
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Gov. and Lt. Gov Talk With Us About Trauma

The state has been “headed in the same direction for 162 years. Trying to turn the ship is a tall order, but we are in a moment where we have to get it done. If folks are not willing to be in that work with us, then they just have to get out of the way.”

  • 03/23/2021
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Good News

An In-the-News roundup: Deb Haaland, VAWA, and more

  • 03/18/2021