Policy/Politics

Ranae Hanson

CALL: Ranae Hanson on Solving for Minnesota’s Political Polarization

People in the North are frustrated because they don’t feel like city people are talking about this at all, they don’t see it coming up in the newspapers — they only see the other kind of mining. And it’s pretty important.

  • 05/16/2022
Cathie Harnett

Women in Politics Series: Social Change Movements and Asking for Money

Women’s power is in our ability to find ways to support each other and tap into whatever skill sets we bring to the table.

  • 05/10/2022
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Commentary: What I Learned From the Birth Control Debate

As we reawaken to the control issues related to women’s bodies again… a reflection on the tension between two competing purposes. “One is social control — ensuring that people conform to social norms, standards and ideologies by providing services that control those who are deemed unworthy or deviant.”

  • 05/04/2022
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News: Minnesota Attorney General and Local Planned Parenthood President Talk Abortion Rights

People born today in this country will likely have fewer rights and opportunities to pursue their own lives than people in my generation have had.

  • 05/04/2022
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VIEW: Creating Housing Solutions Relies on All of Us

It can be hard to navigate how to create more environmentally friendly homes while we also need tens of thousands of additional housing units.

  • 05/04/2022
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In the News: May 2022

Parents and Politics, Mamas First Act, “Don’t Say Gay” Bills

  • 04/28/2022
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If Roe Falls What Could Change for Minnesotans?

“The November election is going to be really important for people who care about reproductive rights in the state.”

  • 04/28/2022
Beth Peterson

CALL: Beth Peterson on Electing Women

We also have never had a Black woman in the senate. There are five Black women running this year to change that. Our Latina representation is also in danger in the senate with the retirements of Senator Patricia Torres Ray and Melisa Lopez Franzen. So, we can do better.

  • 04/19/2022
Lucina Kayee

CALL: Lucina Kayee on Abolishing Foster Care

Even if you restructure the prison system, even if you abolish the prison system, you will still have child welfare, and child welfare — like every system — adapts. In Los Angeles, the largest group of people who are on death row come from the foster care system.

  • 04/18/2022
Shannon Gibney

CALL: Shannon Gibney on telling your story and special education

The Minnesota Senate districts that need to be convinced to fund state-mandated special education.

  • 04/18/2022
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Women in Politics Series: Talking With Three MN Legislators

Part of our 12-part series of Women in Politics

  • 04/17/2022