To create effective solutions, Hood says, “community-based organizations have to be part of the conversation, research, government, and client voices. If all members are not at the table then it won’t work.”
In a special debriefing to Minnesota constituents, hosted by the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, Rep. Hodan Hassan (of Southern Minneapolis, district 62A), spoke about the accomplishments and challenges of the 2020 regular legislative session.
“We’re not abolishing help. We’re abolishing police. That’s very different…We have to do the work to imagine something different and to listen to what people in different neighborhoods and communities want.”