To Support Minnesotans, We Need to Support Paid Sick Days

My name is Raye Perez (they/them) and I’m a Social Studies Education student at St Cloud State University. I’m the oldest of 5 children, part of the LGBTQ community and half Mexican. My mother is a medical receptionist and retail manager. My father is a military vet and is going back to school while also working as

This Week at the Capitol: Paid Time to Care, Lower Rx Costs, democracy and more

It’s a busy week at the State Capitol. On Friday, Minnesota’s $1.6 billion budget surplus was announced. Today, instead of a real solution to out of control health care costs the Minnesota Senate passed reinsurance, a bridge-to-nowhere bill and blank check to health insurance companies. Contact your legislators now and tell them to support a

Our Grief Moves Us to Action

I want to offer an incredible breathing exercise my co-worker Alejandra shared with us.   Get out your wiggles in your fingers and toes. Settle into your sit and loosen your body. Hold out your hands in front of you. In one hand, imagine a flower. Think about what this flower looks like. What colors do the

Author LyLy Vang-Yang, TakeAction Minnesota Cultural Strategy Manager

A Few of Our Favorite Recipes

Hey, y’all! Laura here. To wrap up our Week of Care in Action, my colleagues and I wanted to share something special with you: a few of our favorite recipes.  Whipping up a comforting dish or baking something sweet is one way to care for ourselves or our loved ones. Eating food that nourishes our bodies and souls helps us stay “fit for the

News Release: Attorney General Keith Ellison, patients, and legislators call for action on affordable medicine ahead of Prescription Drug Affordability Board hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kenza Hadj-Moussa 612-386-9556 or kenza@takeactionminnesota.org  February 16, 2021 News Release Attorney General Keith Ellison, patients, and legislators call for action on affordable medicine ahead of Prescription Drug Affordability Board hearing SAINT PAUL, Minn–Travis Paulson calls himself a medical refugee. Before COVID, he was among the Minnesotans caravanning to Canada for insulin.

This Week at the Capitol: The Movement for #RxAffordability

Happy Monday! From the Minnesota Legislature to text and phone banks, we’re organizing and advocating for care this week. This legislative session, we have the opportunity to close a huge access gap when it comes to affordable healthcare by ending Big Pharma price gouging, and setting upper payment limits for prescription drugs in Minnesota. Read

From Us to You: Big LOVE

We love love. Love in all its forms: romantic love, parental love, friend love, pet love, community love, self-love. Love makes us feel warm, safe, and cared for. Love nurtures us. Love teaches us patience, accountability, and grace.  As we’ve been living through COVID-19 for almost a year now, we’re especially grateful for community love. We’ve learned with and from you. We’ve raged together and imagined new