Minneapolis Will Dismantle Its Police Force, Council Members Pledge

After the accusations of police brutality through the years, the failed past attempts at reform and then the horrific footage of Mr. Floyd’s killing — as well as the police response to protests that has included rubber bullets and tear gas — major changes to policing in Minneapolis are now inevitable, said Kenza Hadj-Moussa, a spokeswoman for TakeAction Minnesota, an advocacy group.

“No one feels safe calling the police, period,” she said. “They’re not doing their basic function of public safety.”

George Floyd’s Death Resurfaces Amy Klobuchar’s Tough-On-Crime, Easy-On-Cops Record

Klobuchar’s actions as a prosecutor caused trauma that’s been long-lasting. With everything that’s happened in Minneapolis and across the country, Klobuchar would put Biden at even more of a disadvantage politically.

What people are saying about Minnesota’s projected budget deficit

A coalition that includes TakeAction Minnesota, SEIU MN State Council, ISAIAH, the Minnesota Nurses Association, OutFront and other progressive groups called for tax increases for the wealthy, saying “the choices we make now to help us weather this virus can also set a better course for the future of our communities.”

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.”