40 Days of Choice: Showing Up with Love, Care, and Joy for Abortion Access

By: Ashley Northey The only abortion clinic in Northern Minnesota, WE Health Clinic, is situated in downtown Duluth. The unassuming stone building is distinguished only by the large words on the front: “Building for Women.”   WE Health Clinic has provided reproductive health care since 1981, co-founded by Tina Welsh and Dr. Jane Hodgson. Jane was one of the first and only doctors in the country to be convicted for providing

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

Burlesque Performers with Nakita’s Kittens Talk Reproductive Justice for St. Cloud Pride

The Vendetta Vixens and Nakita’s Kittens have joined forces for a St. Cloud Pride burlesque show benefiting TakeAction Minnesota. We believe sexual freedom, LGBTQ rights, and reproductive justice are interconnected. We asked a few of Nakita’s Kittens why, as burlesque performers, reproductive justice is important to them. Read their responses. “As the producer of the

Building Community & Reproductive Freedom Through Burlesque

By: Performer Justin Uranus My name is Andy, but my stage name is Justin Uranus. I have been a performer for my whole life, but my burlesque journey started out as a drag king in the St. Cloud community. Eventually I found my way to burlesque as I worked to find my comfort zone when

Ensuring access to abortion is an act of care.

At a young age, I recognized how the systems we live in limit the choices we have about our bodies. I grew up believing the implicit (and sometimes explicit) messages telling me that I had no decision over my body and sexuality. In general, society made those decisions for me. I was told what I

NEWS STATEMENT: TakeAction Minnesota Endorses Kissy Coakley in Minnetonka City Council Race

NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota Endorses Kissy Coakley in Minnetonka City Council Race August 23, 2019  Contact: Aliya Khan, 812-230-4241 Saint Paul, Minn.—TakeAction Minnesota is thrilled to announce our newest endorsed candidate for City Council, Kissy Coakley. Kissy is running for Minnetonka City Council Ward 4 and has been a leader in TakeAction Minnesota’s Justice 4 All Campaign.   “We are incredibly inspired by Kissy Coakley’s campaign and

NEWS STATEMENT: TakeAction Minnesota Endorsed Candidate Mike Mayou Advances in Duluth City Council Race

NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota Endorsed Candidate Mike Mayou Advances in Duluth City Council Race Contact: Kenza Hadj-Moussa, 612-386-9556    August 13, 2019 Duluth, Minn.—Tuesday, August 13 was Primary Election Day for municipal races across Minnesota. TakeAction Minnesota members endorsed Mike Mayou for Duluth City Council At-Large for his vision and commitment to a bright and