This Week in Action: The TakeAction News Digest

Dear friend, It was a heavy week for us, learning about the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, digesting the state budget deficit, and seeing the unemployment numbers from April. It feels like we’re going through a collective rite of passage. It is both devastating and a chance for us to grow as a country, recognizing that

Quarantina with jeremy messersmith and the 100% Campaign

TakeAction Minnesota and the 100% Campaign are joining forces for an online concert with jeremy messersmith on Friday, May 1. On International Workers’ Day we are celebrating workers giving us life, telling you a bit about our organizations, and enjoying a performance from the singer/songwriter whose music inspires joy, laughter, and imagination about the future.

This Week in Action: The TakeAction News Digest

Dear {{FirstName or ‘friend’}}, Happy International Workers’ Day! May Day as a workers’ holiday was born in 1886 in Chicago when 40,000 workers – largely immigrants – went on strike for a 40-hour work week. It’s still a day for radical solidarity and fighting for justice, even (and maybe especially) in the midst of a

Minnesota Organizing Lessons from the Great Depression

In Minnesota, we know from history that when times get tough, we pull forward together.

On May 1, rent and mortgage payments are due. As anxiety builds for Minnesotans across the state who lost work, many of whom were struggling before the COVID-19 crisis hit, this is clear: we need solutions that match the scope of this crisis.

#ShareMyCheck: Places to Donate Your Relief Check

Mutual aid is the idea that in our communities, we can care for each other.   In the richest country in the world, we have enough for all.  Right now, many of our neighbors are struggling to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. These are, for the most part, the same people hit hardest by the

This Week in Action: The TakeAction News Digest

Dear friend, As you probably know, we soft-launched our 100 Days of Justice, Joy & Solidaritycampaign a couple weeks ago in response to COVID-19 after surveying our members. We’re continuing to evolve and grow based on what we’re hearing from our networks – including you. Thank you so much for reading and wrestling with us

“The Best Lobbyists Money Can Buy:” Insulin, prescription drug prices, and democracy

No matter who we are, what we look like, or how much money we have, every person deserves access to affordable medicine. Whether it’s a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, insulin, or chemotherapy, we’re all at risk when we can’t get the medicine we need.

Activist Travis Paulsen and Rep. Morrison