fbpx

State supreme court approves ballot question on Minneapolis police

“Lawsuits brought forward by Minneapolis residents who have personal, financial, and political ties to Mayor Jacob Frey were clearly never about the ballot language — they were about trying to

George Floyd Square

Should the mayor of Minneapolis have more power? Here is everything you need to know about the strong-mayor amendment on the ballot this fall.

“People are kidding themselves if they think consolidating power away from underrepresented wards is more democratic,” said Kenza Hadj-Moussa, a spokesperson for TakeAction Minnesota. 

Minneapolis City Hall, where the Mayor's Office resides. Credit: Marianne Combs | MPR News

Minnesota Democrats clash over Minneapolis measure to overhaul police

The progressive political group TakeAction MN defended the measure and blasted Walz for failing to pass more meaningful police reform on the state level. “We deeply regret that [Walz] has

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Walz opposes Minneapolis ballot question to replace Police Department

TakeAction Minnesota, a statewide progressive group, issued a statement Thursday that Yes 4 Minneapolis wants to create “a new Department of Public Safety that includes licensed police officers, similar to

Gov. Tim Walz said he thinks the measure is too complicated for a referendum.

Police reform charter proposition moves forward in Mpls.

Zavala, a TakeAction member and resident of the Loring Park neighborhood, added that Yes 4 Minneapolis has been doing “amazing work” for having conversations about what public safety “truly” means

JaNaé Bates at YES 4 MPLS’ press conference

How much does money matter in Minneapolis council races?

“On the progressive side, raising money has never been the main focus in Minneapolis, or the key to winning,” said Kenza Hadj-Moussa, director of public affairs for TakeAction Minnesota. “It’s

Sheila Nezhad (left) and Kate Knuth (center) are challenging Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. Photos courtesy of Nezhad and Knuth campaigns; Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Yes 4 Minneapolis coalition launches new phase of campaign to reform public safety

Claudia Zavala, a member of Take Action and resident of the Loring Park neighborhood, spoke at the event. Yes 4 Minneapolis volunteers and staff have been holding a series of

JaNaé Bates, Director of Communications for Yes 4 Minneapolis, speaks at the kickoff event for the Yes 4 Minneapolis coalition. Credit: Ben Hovland | Sahan Journal