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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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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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Women in Politics Series: Talking With Nausheena Hussain

I feel the patriarchy society has socialized us to constantly compete with each other, and we have to shut that down. We have to break that and disrupt that by doing things together.

  • 04/08/2022
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Op-Ed: Question 2 Represents a New Beginning for Minneapolis

If policing were a business, we would have reallocated its funding to proven strategies that work decades ago. The time has passed for small tweaks. Transformative change is necessary.

  • 10/29/2021
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Minneapolis Ballot Question 2: Public Safety

We might agree that the current justice and public safety system does not work, but what is the solution? Tearing it down? Testing new models? Electing different leaders to reshape the structure from within?

  • 10/26/2021
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Minneapolis Ballot Question 3: Rent Control

The ballot measure also gives City Council “a clear direction that affordability is a big issue to us, that we want to work on it together. This gives them the power and direction to make it a top priority.”

  • 10/25/2021
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Minneapolis Ballot Question 1: City Governance

A change to the charter system with this ballot question — which was proposed by the Charter Commission — would consolidate more power in the hands of the mayor.

  • 10/25/2021
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Editorial: Choosing Minnesota Leadership — Minneapolis Mayor

I recently had a chance to spend nine days in New York City, where I had lived for 18 years.

  • 10/22/2021
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Public Safety Solutions in Saint Paul

The nuance is a shift from centering the responder to one that anchors on a specific challenge or impetus for a call and honors the value of specialized training.

  • 10/20/2021
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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.

  • 10/20/2021
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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