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Diversity in Politics

The Unprecedented Saint Paul City Council Takes Office

"I'm grateful to our community for modeling the values that got us here.”

Election Highlights: Saint Paul Elects All-Women City Council

Nadia Mohamed, a young candidate in Saint Louis Park, is the first Somali-American mayor. Saint Paul elects an all-women city council. Several newcomers do well in Minneapolis. Nationally, protecting abortion rights rose significantly in states like Ohio and Virginia.

SERIES: Q&A With Robin Wonsley on Minneapolis Policing, Housing, and Socialism

We had a lengthy conversation with Minneapolis city council member Robin Wonsley for her perspectives on public safety and housing. She has been a strong voice advocating for major changes in both issues. As one of the state's few Socialist candidates elected to office, we also wanted to unpack ideology with her.

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Socioeconomic Obstacles to Being a Candidate

How socio-economic status keeps people out of these spaces, prevents people from running, and also keeps folks in these offices year after year.

Stepping Out for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Candidates

Supporters of women of color and LGBTQ+ legislative candidates came out to celebrate the intersectional movement

Breaking Barriers in Minnesota Politics

What political barriers are diverse Minnesota women and LGBTQN+ people trying to open?

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