“Today, we celebrate Bloomington, the third largest city in Minnesota, passing Earned Sick and Safe Leave. For years, workers across the state have organized for this basic employment standard because no one should have to choose between caring for themselves or a loved one and a paycheck.
My name is Carol White. I’ve lived in Minneapolis since 1974. I retired from working in the public health field in 2013. I am lucky at my age to have a solid group of younger friends who
There are some undeniable facts about human life. We are born. We live in imperfect bodies. We get sick, injured, and someday, we die. There is another amazing tie that binds us all together,
While the 2021 legislative session is technically over, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over. There’s still time to call on elected leaders to make real progress for Minnesotans and pass
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
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
I grew up the youngest of eight siblings in Roseau, a rural Northern Minnesota town most known for hockey rivalries and its proximity to Lake of the Woods and the Canadian border. While others may not
COVID has exacerbated our already-dire care crisis. Childcare and prescription drugs are costly. Our most essential workers are treated as disposable. It makes me angry and sad that we don’t have healthcare for all and that people rely on GoFundMe to pay their medical bills. We don’t have strong and consistent paid leave policies. We don’t have accessible and science-based abortion care. It shouldn’t be this way. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Care, Climate, COVID-19 Relief and a people-centered democracy This election season, voters across the country made their voices loud and clear electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. In Minnesota, a
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