Finding Hope and Power for a Better Future

Last weekend I zoomed with old friends – two of the handful of women of color who attended our northern Virginia high school.  A huge part of our friendship has always been the years-old project of unpacking our experiences as “other” in that suffocatingly white, wealthy, liminal space. Now, more than ever, we need to

Making Meaning and Change, Together

We’re not yet two weeks into the new year and it’s been a wild ride, to say the least. If 2020 was any indication, it’s not going to let up. In fact, I think this year will go in ways that are unimaginable. My heart hopes for unimaginably positive, though I know that won’t always be the case.   I’m reflecting a lot on how

Author LyLy Vang-Yang, TakeAction Minnesota Cultural Strategy Manager

NEWS STATEMENT: Trump and GOP Enablers Must Be Held Accountable for Attacks on our Country and Democracy

TakeAction Minnesota calls for removal of GOP officials who spread lies and voted to overturn the will of the people  St. Paul, MN–On Wednesday, January 6 people across the world witnessed an attack on the U.S. Capitol and our country like we have never seen before. TakeAction Minnesota, a multi-racial, grassroots people’s organization released the following statement:   What we witnessed on January 6 in Washington, D.C.

No Policy Without People: We Need Each Other to Build Together

Happy New Year! I’m glad you’re here. First, take a deep breath. Let’s ease into the new year together. There’s a lot that’s urgent and there’s a lot a stake right now, but we must pace ourselves so we can do work for the long haul. Grab a snack or glass of water, settle into your seat, and take

Let’s Do This: Rx Drugs + Building Power at the Capitol

Hey, y’all. I’m Laura (she/her), TakeAction’s new Digital Strategist.  On the first day of the 2021 state legislative session, with President-Elect Biden’s inauguration just two weeks away, I feel like I’m on the edge of a diving board, toes curled around the end, anxious. I can feel the potential of the moment, the uncertainty. Something’s compelling me to leave

2021 Legislative Session

My name is Kenza and I’m the public affairs director at TakeAction Minnesota. Today is the first day of the 2021 legislative session. We are thrilled to start this incredibly important session with members and partners across the state. At TakeAction Minnesota, we believe in a deep democracy that works for all of us. With

We Deserve Better

I grew up the youngest of eight siblings in Roseau, a rural Northern Minnesota town most known for hockey rivalries and its proximity to Lake of the Woods and the Canadian border. While others may not see it as special place, it’s very special to me. It made a great home for me as a kid. I spent winters sledding with my siblings and summers running