STATEMENT: TakeAction Statement on Justice for George Floyd

The murder of George Floyd is devastating and justice is what we are focused on. At its core, the struggle, anger and sadness engulfing Minneapolis, our state and in fact our entire country is about love for each other. We are human beings, bound together and wired to care for each other.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Uproar Performing Arts and TakeAction Minnesota to Host Free Livestream Laugh-In Thursday Night

Contact: Kenza Hadj-Moussa, 612-386-9556 MEDIA ADVISORY Uproar Performing Arts and TakeAction Minnesota to Host Free Livestream Laugh-In Thursday Night Event will raise money for COVID19 mutual aid fund WHEN: TOMORROW Thursday, May 14. Online happy hour at 6:30 p.m. |Show from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. WHAT: Free Laugh-In comedy event – laugh, connect, and raise

NEWS STATEMENT: TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Prescription Drug Transparency Act Expected to Pass the House Tomorrow

Contact: Kenza Hadj-Moussa, 612-386-9556 May 8, 2020 NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Prescription Drug Transparency Act Expected to Pass the House Tomorrow St. Paul, MN—On Saturday, the Minnesota House is expected to pass the Prescription Drug Transparency Act, authored by physician and state Representative Kelly Morrison. The bill requires drug manufacturers to submit drug

NEWS STATEMENT: TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Interim State Budget Projection

“Minnesota has come through tough economic times before, including the last recession, by pulling together and requiring the wealthiest corporations and individuals to pay their fair share in taxes,” said Elianne Farhat, executive director of TakeAction Minnesota. “We can get through this and come out stronger, but the days of Republicans passing trillions of dollars in tax cuts for the richest 1% need to end. We deserve a government in Minnesota that’s working for the people, and that starts with a fair tax system.”

NEWS STATEMENT: TakeAction Minnesota Statement on $2.2 Trillion Federal Stimulus, State Negotiations

We need a people-centered stimulus that leaves nobody out

St. Paul, MN–Today, members of Congress and state legislators are acting to address the unprecedented economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. TakeAction Minnesota, with our national affiliates, are deeply concerned by who’s included in the federal stimulus and who is poised to benefit the most. TakeAction Minnesota released the following statement.

NEWS RELEASE: Bipartisan solution to address out of control drug prices advances the state House

ST. PAUL, MN—Today, the Minnesota House advanced a bipartisan solution to address out of control prescription drug prices. The bill would establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Commission to evaluate drug prices and protect Minnesotans from out of control drug costs.

Travis Paulson, a type 1 diabetic from Eveleth who runs a patient advocacy organization and organizes caravans to pharmacies in Canada testified in support of the bill. Paulson is facing long-term health complications from rationing insulin, which at times cost him $1,500 per month.