Tag Archive for: Policy

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Speaking Frankly About Progress, Hope, and the Present

“The United States has come a long way from the past. This … has compelled generation after generation to overlook the present.” — from an essay in "The 1619 Project"

People in Politics: What Makes a Powerful Leader?

"Women naturally function more as a collective. There is power in numbers. When it is transactional, people who want to succeed think that dividing and conquering is how you do it. That is actually a colonized way of leading."

Mindy Greiling on mental health and mentorship

https://youtu.be/qkOKnEYZhPs This ongoing series…

Legislating for Children

We talked to Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (DFL–District 49B) about the status of legislation focused on children and families.

Changemakers Alliance: Housing

The first topic that Changemakers Alliance is focused on is the Minnesota housing crisis. Become a supporting member.

Stronger Sexual Assault Statutes

“I think that ensuring justice for assault survivors is a priority for everyone. It just doesn’t always get the attention it deserves."

VIEW: Alicia Gibson on Guaranteed Basic Income

American culture relies on a myth of prosperity that justifies income inequality — we assume anyone can get ahead equally, which is not true if you look at cost of living and pay gaps.

How Hennepin County Is Fine-Tuning Mental Health Response

Hennepin County is expanding its mental health response budget by $20 million through 2024.

VIEW: Caring for Our Essential Infrastructure

Will we support bills that value these workers with adequate training, fair wages, and benefits to show them how essential they really are?

Op-Ed: Legislature failed to enact key racial equity measure

Minnesota’s policymakers had an opportunity during this legislative session to take action to gain a portion of that $6.6 billion of annual GDP, and they failed. Instead, efforts to close racial equity gaps fell victim to polarized and antiquated views of economic growth and competitiveness.

Learning How to Be an Ally: Reforming Policing & Punishment

How do we reimagine the work of reducing poverty, supporting mental health services, and dealing with trauma to minimize substance abuse and violence, in order to diminish the need for police to step in as an end to those consequences?

Tag Archive for: Policy