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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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Women & Economic Power

This includes excerpts of articles published in Minnesota Women’s Press, 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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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
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1992: The Supreme Court ruling on abortion

From the forthcoming book “35 Years of Minnesota Women” (expected publication date December 10). To order, go to our Buy-Book button at top menu.

  • 10/31/2020
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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
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Mobilizing New Voters

I began having conversations with my peers, asking if they had plans to vote. Many responded, “no, it does not pertain to me” or “I do not have time.”

  • 09/22/2020
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Women Save Our Democracy

Studies and anecdotal evidence show that women lead differently than men and tend to be more collaborative and more civil.

  • 09/22/2020
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Priorities for Government

The policies support the idea that people are “looking out for each other — that it is not about believing that if ‘you’ get something it is taking away from ‘me.’”

  • 09/22/2020

Where Do Our Taxes Go?

Digital-only story With so much attention paid to the inaction and deficits of governmental structure, we can forget what government

  • 09/22/2020
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Priorities: Minnesota’s People of Color and Indigenous Caucus

This is a digital-only story The Minnesota Legislature’s People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus includes 19 representatives in Senate

  • 09/22/2020

An Inside View of Minnesota’s 2020 Legislative Session

In a special debriefing to Minnesota constituents, hosted by the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, Rep. Hodan Hassan (of Southern Minneapolis, district 62A), spoke about the accomplishments and challenges of the 2020 regular legislative session.

  • 07/30/2020