Policy/Politics

Catherine Squires

VIEW: Don’t Ask Stacey Abrams to Clean Up the Mess

Messages of “Black girl magic” are not pro-Black women. They are reflections of a culture that continues to see exceptional individualism as the solution, rather than part of the larger problem.

  • 01/12/2021
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Themes for 2021 Minnesota Legislature

“Unfortunately, we are probably going to be addressing how to make budget cuts without hurting people,” she said.

  • 01/12/2021
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Work With Farmers to Build Climate Resistance

LSP’s “Incentivizing 100% Soil Healthy Farming Bill,” which was developed by a team of farmer, rural, and urban members, will be introduced in the Minnesota legislature this month.

  • 01/11/2021
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Rep. Ilhan Omar Update on Impeachment

The full House will now vote on a measure calling on Vice President Pence and the cabinet to remove President Donald Trump under the 25th amendment. If Pence does not act, the House will move to impeach this week.

  • 01/07/2021
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VIEW: Suzann Willhite, “Seeking Equality”

“Women’s issues” have not been adequately funded or supported since the founding of this country.

  • 01/02/2021
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Caught in the Crossfire of the War on Drugs

This is an excerpt of an article published in Minnesota Women’s Press in August 1999, by reporter Patty Marsicano, which appears in “35 Years of Minnesota Women.

  • 12/23/2020
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The Long-Standing Call for Stronger Mental Health Systems

“The system isn’t broken; we just haven’t built it.”

  • 12/23/2020
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Conversation With Acooa Ellis on Education

“It’s a red flag for me, very much top of mind — the impact of compounding societal challenges on education outcomes for kids who are already behind in access to opportunities.”

  • 12/16/2020
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Women for Political Change: Equitable Restructuring

“WFPC is a means to an end. As we make these transitions, our goal is to sustain the work of the revolution as a whole, and our community’s work, and not the nonprofit organization itself.”

  • 11/25/2020
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Q&A Esther Agbaje: State Representative 59B

In August, Esther Agbaje ousted an incumbent and won the Democratic primary to represent parts of North Minneapolis and downtown

  • 11/16/2020

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