Walz administration asks activists to back off on calls for a rent strike in Minnesota

Among the political and labor organizations supporting rent cancellation, if not a rent strike, are TakeAction Minnesota and the Service Employees International Union. The majorities of the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Richfield city councils have also signed a letter to Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan asking for an executive order to stop rent and mortgage payments,

As coronavirus spreads in Minnesota, it exposes racial inequalities

“One of the biggest challenges in front of us is that there are no simple answers, and the reason that we continue to have disparate outcomes across race in our state is because it’s complicated and compounding layers of injustice that people are experiencing,” said Farhat, executive director of TakeAction Minnesota, which describes itself as

Minnesota congressional delegation unites for COVID response

“The largest corporations stand to access hundreds of billions of dollars with little public oversight,” Take­Action Minnesota, a progressive advocacy and organizing group, said in a news release Thursday. “Meanwhile, the safety net for many classifications of workers and undocumented working families is nonexistent.”

Amy Klobuchar ends campaign for president

On Sunday night, the Klobuchar campaign canceled a Twin Cities homecoming rally after an extended disruption by Black Lives Matter activists.

“I think there was a light shone on the lack of a strong connection she’s had with communities of color in our state. It’s been magnified in a big and public way,” said Kenza Hadj-Moussa, spokeswoman for TakeAction Minnesota, a grassroots organizing group that has endorsed Sanders. “That’s not to say candidates can’t grow in this analysis, and build or rebuild relationships.”

Super Tuesday race tightens in Amy Klobuchar’s Minnesota

But Sanders has the backing of two progressive stars with national followings — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and Attorney General Keith Ellison — as well as some other office-holders on the left. TakeAction Minnesota, a powerful grassroots organization, is mobilizing supporters to turn out for Sanders.

“It will be close in Minnesota, but people who support Bernie are very clear about their support for him,” said Kenza Hadj-Moussa, the group’s director of public affairs.

Bernie Sanders revives his movement in Minnesota ahead of Super Tuesday voting

“I think that in 2016, I just remember feeling like this is so amazing … but how could this ever happen? There is so much work to do,” said Naomi Hornstein, who spent Friday afternoon texting voters from the TakeAction Minnesota office in St. Paul. “And now I’m seeing it’s really, really possible.”

As Biden struggles, Klobuchar and Buttigieg vie for Minnesota moderates

Sanders recently won the first-ever endorsement of progressive group TakeAction Minnesota, which is trying to mobilize its 50,000 members to get out and support Sanders in the primary. “He’s the only candidate who has stayed true to his vision and fight for the last 50 years,” said TakeAction organizer Jamila Mame. “No one else can say that.”