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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

National Night Out returns with fewer police, communities divided over their future

Organizers with half a dozen activist organizations, including Black Visions Collective, TakeAction Minnesota and ISAIAH, encouraged attendees to disperse across the city and promote the Yes 4 Minneapolis ballot initiative

Last year's events were hindered by unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Night Out block parties return to the Twin Cities

“Just having a one-off day in the middle of summer in the hope that will smooth over decades of harm between police entities and communities isn’t useful,” Bates said. “But

Photo courtesy of National Night Out

True safety discards an oppressive police system

“Building real community safety asks us to play the long game. Join me in that beautiful, transformative work. We have a chance to make change through our ballots this November.

People face police as protests calling for justice for George Floyd continue on May 26, 2020, in front of Cup Foods in Minneapolis, Minn. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.