Democrats worry Trump has a 2020 head start in Minnesota

As Republicans prepare to rally behind President Trump in Minneapolis, Democrats have plenty of candidates but no good sense of who will become their nominee to run against him next year.

TakeAction, progressive groups mimic conservatives, build infrastructure

This year they’ve trained 25 activists, including state Rep. Hunter Cantrell, DFL-Savage, and Chauntyll Allen, a candidate for the St. Paul school board.

What’s different is that they’re focused as much on governance as they are on winning elections, according to a memo from TakeAction spokeswoman Kenza Hadj-Moussa

Hmong Women Disrupt: Rebelling against identity politics on St. Paul’s East Side

They have a lot in common. Both are second-generation Hmong women under 30 who became progressive operatives despite expectations they would get well-paying corporate jobs, marry, and retreat to lives of suburban quietude. They’re also unlikely friends.

The 2020 Campaign Event Where ‘Everyday Iowans’ Asked the Questions

[…] While the Iowa People’s Presidential Forum is intended to result in an endorsement from CCI Action, many attendees stressed that they were even more focused on building interconnected movements. Roughly 500 of the attendees were members of partner organizations in eight nearby states, including People’s Lobby, TakeAction Minnesota, and Hoosier Action. More than one

St. Paul’s most competitive council race is focused on crime, development — and bringing a new approach to city hall

Once upon a time on St. Paul’s East Side, an abandoned railroad line surrounded by junkyards and mounds of asphalt covered what is now a busy commercial corridor, Phalen Boulevard. Few businesses could keep their doors open east of Hwy. 61 and most residents lived in single-family homes. […] One of those who’ve been campaigning for months is Nelsie

Minnesota progressives getting impatient, might challenge incumbents

Kenza Hadj-Moussa, a spokeswoman for the progressive group TakeAction Minnesota, told me last week that no decisions have been made about recruiting challengers to take on veteran DFL lawmakers in the 2020 election, especially in the Senate. Still, she offered a less-than-subtle hint: “If I were an incumbent, I would be looking out for progressive

Rep. Omar introduces the Zero Waste Act

July 25, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota introduced the Zero Waste Act to Congress. The bill would create a federal grant program to help local cities invest in zero waste initiatives. These funds could go toward recycling infrastructure or the creation of partnerships with local businesses aimed at reducing waste in their operations, according to a news release from