Tag Archive for: MN Legislature

Why I Support Dying With Dignity

We don't let our pets suffer when they are at their end of life, so why human beings, our loved ones?

Legislative Priorities from WoMN Act

In honor of our joint commitment to promote the progressive, women-led interests of equity and justice for all in this state, we are showcasing some of the legislation WoMN Act is supporting this year.

Themes for 2021 Minnesota Legislature

“Unfortunately, we are probably going to be addressing how to make budget cuts without hurting people,” she said.

Women & Economic Power

This includes excerpts of articles published in Minnesota Women's Press, which appears in "35 Years of Minnesota Women."

The Long-Standing Call for Stronger Mental Health Systems

“The system isn’t broken; we just haven’t built it.”

Q&A Esther Agbaje: State Representative 59B

Esther Agbaje. Courtesy photo In August, Esther Agbaje…

1992: The Supreme Court ruling on abortion

Justice Harry Blackmun warned that Roe v Wade was only one vote away from being completely overruled. “I am 83 years old, and I cannot remain on this court forever.”

The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Racism in Minnesota

Richardson opened with the reminder that we are beyond asking a child “what’s wrong with you” and are replacing it with “what has happened to you?”

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.”

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.”

Women Save Our Democracy

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

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.’”