Politics

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I Ran for Office and You Should Too

I am the child of a sharecropper’s son and a coal miner’s daughter. The mining industry and union struggle are

  • 09/23/2021
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Minneapolis Candidates: Views on Public Safety

Public safety is a key factor in the Minneapolis elections this November. Here is where the candidates stand.

  • 09/22/2021
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Then and Now: Women in Politics

We do not just want to be women elected and sitting in seats, being disregarded and not listened to.

  • 08/25/2021
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The Legacy of Feminist Politics

“The feeling persists that ‘a woman can’t win out here.’”

  • 08/25/2021
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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.

  • 07/23/2021
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Update from Minnesota House of Representatives

A report from House of Representatives DFL on its accomplishments this season.

  • 07/01/2021
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Town Hall: Antitrust and Boosting Local Economies

We conclude our two-month Ecolution exploration of the ways that Minnesotans are collaborating, instead of competing, in order to create healthier community ecosystems with this bit of history and contemporary thought about monopolies.

  • 06/15/2021
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The Status of Justice Reform in Minnesota

Minnesota Women’s Press is building collaborative media partnerships to lift up the progress reports and solutions related to justice reform.

  • 05/29/2021
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Conversation With Robin Wonsley Worlobah

Racial capitalism thrives off the exploitation of our lives, labor, and natural resources.

  • 05/25/2021

What are the risks of extremism in Minnesota?

Moonshot, a safety tech firm, analyzed more than six months worth of search data showing online appetite for extremist mobilization to targeted violence, political violence, anti-government, conspiracy theories, and armed groups.

  • 04/01/2021
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Robin Wonsley Worlobah

In March 2021, we hosted a forum related to our “Transforming Justice” magazine issue. One of the women we talked to was Robin Wonsley Worlobah, who is an advocate for building new systems of community safety beyond policing. Here is some of what she told us.

  • 03/30/2021
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Letters From an American: Voting, Vaccines, Income Loss

Heather Cox Richardson, a history professor, writes a popular daily email on Substack that provide context around political news. She wrote about these topics in the last week:

  • 03/08/2021