Tag Archive for: diversity in politics

Diversity in Politics: Empowered Women Voters and Candidates Unite

"I was told to wait  until I got so sick that my life was considered in danger."

The Motivations Behind a Campaign: Rachel Bohman and Jen Schultz

Both Rachel Bohman of Rochester (District 1) and Jen Schultz of Duluth (District 8) are attempting to unseat anti-choice incumbents in the 2024 U.S.Congressional elections in Minnesota.

Commentary: Why Minnesota Women STILL Do Not Have Equal Rights

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For the second year in a row, equal rights in Minnesota was pushed off by legislators until the final day of session — and did not get a final vote.

Highlights of Minnesota Women’s Press 39th Year Celebration and 1st Annual Badass Minnesotans Awards

The Minnesota Women’s Press April 13 event “39 Years of Voice and Vision” will be a jam-packed Saturday afternoon event to celebrate Badass Minnesotans — and our survival as the longest continuously run feminist publication in the U.S.

A Conversation With Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: What We Can Celebrate Around the State

Many of us have been working on these issues for two decades, and we are now seeing the fruit of that organizing.

Deep Dive: How Legislators and Law Enforcement Are Divided on Using Force on Students

The contentious debate in the legislature continues about whether chokeholds can be used on students. This represents recent discussion by a variety of voices, from law enforcement to students to pediatric health specialists.

Part 2: Talking to Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter About Public Safety

We built this Community First Framework with the police union president and Black Lives Matter leaders sitting at the table in conversation with one another. We ask, “How does this make sense? What about that?”

Minnesota Women Step Into U.S. Congressional Campaigns at Women Winning Event

"I could be the first Congresswoman in that district to represent Minnesota."

Minnesota Legislators Seeking to Reduce Investor Ownership of Local Housing

As of 2022, investors owned 25,000 of the detached, single-family homes in the Twin Cities metropolitan region.

UPDATED 3-12: Testimony and Debate About Gun Deaths of Children

The hearing opened with the acknowledgement that firearms are now the leading cause of death for U.S.  children, spiking considerably over the past ten years.

A Conversation with Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter: Innovation in Leadership (Part 1)

The biggest knocks when we started guaranteed basic income was, “Why would people work anymore if you're just giving away free money?” I've never heard anybody say that who could afford to quit their day job for $500 a month. 

Who Decides Whether Restorative Justice Is Allowed to Become More Effective Than Incarceration?

What we do in this country is we incarcerate, and we haven't really thought about anything other than incarcerate.