We Have the Power to Build a Better Future for the Working Class.

I am Joe Baratta, a 33-year-old husband and father. I was the elected union leader of Electrolux (key word: was). Then the Republicans swept into power in 2016 with promises of Make America Great Again. They made so many promises, telling us “don’t sell your house, not one job is leaving under our watch!”  

Swearing in People-Centered Candidates and Co-Governing to Reimagine Family Care

TakeAction leaders, members, and community activists have sent more than 67,000 text messages and made more than 475,000 calls to Minnesota voters ready to take action and create the joyful future we deserve this election season. During a recent voter outreach event, volunteers shared their experiences of caregiving, distance learning, the caring future we deserve,

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Connection is Political Medicine

THIRTEEN days until Election Day! At TakeAction Minnesota, we’re continuing to call and text folks across the state of Minnesota, gearing up for GOTV (get out the vote), and building a strong foundation for what’s to come post-election. It’s no doubt this year looks and feels different. But, our end goal is the same: a

Nakita’s Kittens and Vendetta Vixens: Politics Can Be Joyful and Sexy. Let’s Change the World!

This election season, the Vendetta Vixens, Nakita’s Kittens and TakeAction Minnesota joined up to add some art and joy into politics. Since our first sponsored performance collaboration at the St. Cloud Pride Burlesque and Drag show, we have been working together to bring conversations of queer liberation, body autonomy, and justice to the St. Cloud

It’s Our Duty to Hold Elected Officials Accountable.

Like most people of our country, I am angry. Angry with our leaders, angry with our fellow citizens. Watching debates, town halls and talking heads, I am reminded over and over again that 30 years of conservatives wielding the word “liberal“ as some kind of derogatory swear word has transformed good people into rank-and-file Trump

We Make the Future. Let’s Get to Work.

The news seems hard every day. It’s full of politicians who care more about power than the people they are supposed to serve.  COVID numbers continue to climb because people care more about themselves than taking care of each other, and our government isn’t doing what is necessary to keep us safe and healthy. Breonna

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Care is on the Ballot

By Debra Fitzpatrick, Children’s Defense Fund It is a radical act to center care for others in our politics and policy.  After years of Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota partnering with TakeAction to advance a state that recognizes the central role of care in fulfilling lives, and the productivity of our state, COVID has given us