MN Legislature

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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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Women in Politics Series: 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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CALL: 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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CALL: 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
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Women in Politics Series: Talking With Three MN Legislators

Part of our 12-part series of Women in Politics

  • 04/17/2022
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  • 04/16/2022
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NEWS: The Reasons We Have a Minnesota State Budget Surplus

Perspectives from Reps. Melissa Hortman (Brooklyn Park) and Julie Sandstede (Hibbing)

  • 03/14/2022
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Lt. Gov Peggy Flanagan Talks Women and Leadership in Minnesota

We had an opportunity to talk with Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan. Here is some of what she shared with us about what she is proud of, on not going backwards, and on opportunities for cultural growth in Minnesota.

  • 03/08/2022
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VIEW: What We Need for the Disabled Community

The more people with disabilities like myself can tell our stories and be involved publicly, the better off we will be at the end of this legislative session.

  • 02/16/2022