Dan McGrath, Moving on Up (Like the Jeffersons)!

Like TV Land’s beloved show “The Jeffersons,” TakeAction Minnesota is moving on up into a new, better office space one block south of University Avenue on Raymond. But the lessons and memories of our past stick with us. Today, November 1, 2011, is another milestone for TakeAction Minnesota.  We’ve outgrown our old office space and

Jess Alexander, If You Aren’t Angry, You Aren’t Making History

After a powerful week of direct actions, Friday, October 14th was the big march.  Those of us working to pull it off were very excited as we prepared to go begin the event. We were also nervous.  This is a big deal, what we’re doing here.  We are standing up against an awful lot of

Jess Alexander, There is Something Big Happening Out There

Thursday, October 13th, our actions against the big banks got personal. On Wednesday, while calling people for the big march at the end of the week, we talked to one guy who was especially excited to come.  “Are you going to march on U.S. Bank?” he asked.  “Yeah, why?”  “Well I got a few words

Jess Alexander, We Change Ourselves As We Change the World

We are at our best when we come together to take action as a strong community.  By Wednesday of this week, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy (MFE), TakeAction Minnesota, and partners had already taken action about 10 times.  Longtime activists and newbies alike have taken to the streets together to make change. For a lot

Jess Alexander, Community Voices Get Heard

Everybody has something to say about what’s wrong and how everything is messed up.  But most of the time we don’t get heard — we just complain, and nobody listens.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  We can make sure our complaints and concerns get heard and begin to get results by taking

Judi Sateren, People vs. Big Banks

Today I joined over 300 people marching from Government Plaza to the lobby of Wells Fargo because I won’t be silent while Minnesotans are denied health care by HMOs holding millions of dollars in excess reserves. Because I won’t be silent while 45,000 Americans die each year because they don’t have health insurance.  And I

Jess Alexander, Making Big Banks Listen

Everyone is worried about the economy.  There are not enough jobs, people are broke, and corporations are holding onto to much wealth for things to improve.  We’re mad about it.  We complain about it.  And usually we can’t do anything about it.  If we are on our own, that’s the way it is. But on