Policy/Politics

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ERA Impressions from Virginia

ERA Minnesota sent two representatives to Richmond, Virginia, to help with the final push for the 38th state to ratify

  • 01/17/2020
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My Path Into Labor Rights

“One of the most important people at the rally was neither a politician nor an Amazon employee. Running operations behind the scenes alongside workers was a 23-year-old college student named Nimo Omar. At the Awood Center, people affectionately call her the lioness.” — Wired magazine

  • 12/23/2019
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Failing Mothers and Children

“For Black women in America, an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism can create a kind of toxic physiological stress resulting in conditions, including hypertension and pre-eclampsia, that lead directly to higher rates of infant and maternal death.” — Linda Villarosa

  • 12/23/2019
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Building Sustainable Community

Kim Norton was accustomed to being the “first” when she was elected in 2018 as the first woman to serve

  • 11/26/2019
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Tapping Into Human Potential

It’s all socially constructed, so you have equal amounts of compassion for the person who’s being battered and the person who’s battering. You’ll never end oppression with oppression.

  • 11/26/2019
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Turning Tragedy Into Action

I did not want anyone to forget about who [Philando] was and what he represented as a man — his devotion to his job and the children, always thinking about other people. I wanted to keep his legacy alive by doing the things that he held near and dear to his heart.

  • 11/26/2019

Women for Trump

Reader Lisa Burke, a healthcare professional, mother, and grandmother, attended the “Women for Trump” panel discussion at Union Depot on

  • 10/12/2019
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Timeline: 30 years of abortion rights history

pulled from the archived pages of Minnesota Women’s Press 1973 Roe vs. Wade is decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • 08/24/2019
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My Path as an Abortion Rights Activist

For more than 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota — aka the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League — has

  • 08/24/2019
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Abortion Access in Greater Minnesota

The challenge …is all of the misinformation and judgment. Dr. Carol Ball has been an abortion provider in Minnesota since

  • 08/24/2019