Policy/Politics

Ruth-Richardson

The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Racism in Minnesota

Richardson opened with the reminder that we are beyond asking a child “what’s wrong with you” and are replacing it with “what has happened to you?”

  • 10/07/2020
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Domestic Violence in Minnesota: Data and Solutions

“There is funding for handling a crisis, and advocacy after violence, but not much for programming to change the behavior of those who use violence. To prevent future violence it takes a sustained investment.”

  • 10/07/2020
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Visual Q&A: Collective Action conversation

Talking with three Collective Action storytellers

  • 10/04/2020
Aaisha Abdullahi

Mobilizing New Voters

I began having conversations with my peers, asking if they had plans to vote. Many responded, “no, it does not pertain to me” or “I do not have time.”

  • 09/22/2020
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Extremism vs. Democracy

“What people look like … is the visible cue to their caste. It is the historic flash card to the public of how they are to be treated, where they are expected to live, what kinds of positions they are expected to hold…”

  • 09/22/2020
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Women Save Our Democracy

Studies and anecdotal evidence show that women lead differently than men and tend to be more collaborative and more civil.

  • 09/22/2020
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Priorities for Government

The policies support the idea that people are “looking out for each other — that it is not about believing that if ‘you’ get something it is taking away from ‘me.’”

  • 09/22/2020
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Where Do Our Taxes Go?

Digital-only story With so much attention paid to the inaction and deficits of governmental structure, we can forget what government

  • 09/22/2020
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Priorities: Minnesota’s People of Color and Indigenous Caucus

This is a digital-only story The Minnesota Legislature’s People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus includes 19 representatives in Senate

  • 09/22/2020
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Sheila Delaney: Serving the Unsheltered

“When there are no options for someone to stay in a hotel or shelter,” Delaney says, “they are given a tent and driven to an encampment because there is nowhere else to go.”

  • 08/25/2020