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Violence is Not Safety; Care is

It’s important state lawmakers hear from us now. They need to know: we expect action and the state level, and we have a bigger vision. Public safety should be based on community, care, and investing in what we need to thrive – not violence.

Building People Power Through Our Member-led Endorsement Process

Co-governance is a model of governance that happens when organized people (like TakeAction Minnesota) and movement electeds work together to advance a shared agenda. Co-governance includes inside/outside strategizing, but it also shifts who decides and who benefits from the decisions made by governmental agencies and elected leaders.

Member-led Politics with People at the Center

Co-governance is a model of governance that happens when organized people (like TakeAction Minnesota) and movement electeds work together to advance a shared agenda. Co-governance includes inside/outside strategizing, but it also shifts who decides and who benefits from the decisions made by governmental agencies and elected leaders.  We connected

Photo of four people seated around a table, working on laptops and phones.

Yes 4 Minneapolis is the path forward

Last Friday, I was thrilled to help deliver more than 20,000 Yes 4 Minneapolis petition signatures to the Minneapolis City Clerk. This is a major step in our work to create a public safety system that is all-inclusive, where everyone has healthy food to eat, a warm bed, and a roof over their head; and where everyone feels safe in our schools, our homes, our communities, and our lives.

Yolanda Roth speaks at the Yes 4 Minneapolis petition filing and press conference on Friday, April 30, 2021

Building People Power Through Our Member-led Endorsement Process

Co-governance is a model of governance that happens when organized people (like TakeAction Minnesota) and movement electeds work together to advance a shared agenda. Co-governance includes inside/outside strategizing, but it also shifts who decides and who benefits from the decisions made by governmental agencies and elected leaders.

NEWS RELEASE: TakeAction Minnesota Billboard Calls on Legislators to Pass a Prescription Drug Affordability Board

(ST. PAUL, MN)–Today, TakeAction Minnesota unveiled a billboard near the State Capitol, visible to commuters heading north on 35E heading north, to urge state lawmakers to pass a Prescription Drug Affordability Board this session.

“Minnesota families should not have to choose between paying for food and housing or paying for medicine they need to stay alive,” said TakeAction leader Carol White. “State Senators must listen to their constituents. Price-gouging of prescription drugs hurts all of us. Families are hurting.”

Billboard that says "No one should have to choose between paying for medicine and paying the rent. Tell MN lawmakers to pass a Prescription Drug Affordability Board."

Community and self-care resources

It’s an understatement to say our hearts and minds have been through a lot lately. This piece by St. Paul City Council Member Mitra Jalali, “WTF just happened to us?” resonates deeply.   Mitra reminds us:

"Caring for ourselves and others makes our movement stronger."