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UPDATES: 2023 Legislative Session

Gender-Based Violence Discussing Domestic Violence and Homeless Youth at Legislature Intense Testimony for Hearing about Missing and Murdered Black Women

  • 01/25/2023
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Discussing Domestic Violence and Homeless Youth at Legislature

January 24 — Rep. Kristin Bahner (DFL–37B) introduced HF424 to the House Public Safety and Finance Committee, in order to

  • 01/24/2023
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State Policy Makers Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

See related story about the January 19 House committee testimony for HF 25 January 16, 2023 — A group of

  • 01/18/2023
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Edie Barrett: My Run for House in Rural Minnesota

When it comes to behavioral change, and beliefs, this is not simply a Greater Minnesota challenge, nor a Minnesota challenge — it is a national challenge. It is THE challenge of our time. How do we find our way back to each other and to the values that connect us?

  • 11/29/2022
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Diversity in Politics Series

See Also: Values & Vision Electing Women

  • 10/29/2022
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New Campaign to Bring Equal Rights to Minnesota Women

“Women are the majority, and it is time we exert our voting power to get the equality we deserve.”

  • 09/08/2022
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Pam Costain on Authenticity in Politics

It is really important to see invisible work that is done by women to hold societies together, to hold communities together. It is embarrassing to live in the United States and still have poor representation in Congress, poor representation in our business community.

  • 07/26/2022
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Vote Run Lead Event: Preparing Women for Politics

“Democracy can only work if it accurately reflects the people it is supposed to represent,” says Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “We must expand the electorate to change the electorate.”

  • 06/25/2022
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What Minnesota Politics Looks Like: Housing, Education, Public Safety

Phase Two of the CALL housing movement will begin this summer, which could include a scorecard of legislators’ work on behalf of solving the housing crisis.

  • 06/20/2022
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If Roe Falls What Could Change for Minnesotans?

“The November election is going to be really important for people who care about reproductive rights in the state.”

  • 04/28/2022
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Beth Peterson on Electing Women

We also have never had a Black woman in the senate. There are five Black women running this year to change that. Our Latina representation is also in danger in the senate with the retirements of Senator Patricia Torres Ray and Melisa Lopez Franzen. So, we can do better.

  • 04/19/2022
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Shannon Gibney on telling your story and special education

The Minnesota Senate districts that need to be convinced to fund state-mandated special education.

  • 04/18/2022