NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota: Supreme Court Blocks Mayor Frey’s Backers From Stealing the Vote of Minneapolis Residents (Minneapolis, MN)–Today, the Minnesota State Supreme Court struck down the ruling on a
NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota: Mayor Jacob Frey Must Answer For Minneapolis Police Department Lies and Abuse In Case of Jaleel Stallings Minneapolis, MN – Today, the Minnesota Reformer exposed the
NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Gov. Walz Opposition to Yes 4 Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment (St. Paul, MN)–Today, Governor Tim Walz spoke out against the Yes 4 Minneapolis
Under the Minnesota Constitution and state law enacted by the legislature, cities have the authority to adopt a home rule charter, which is essentially a local constitution. (For more background, here’s a great resource from
“Derek Chauvin and the officers who stood by Derek Chauvin while he killed George Floyd are part of an infrastructure that perpetuates a culture of violence and is operating totally unaccountable to the public. It is our moral obligation as citizens, as neighbors to hold that system and infrastructure accountable and transform that system into one that doesn’t do harm and damage but actually keeps us safe.”
Yes 4 Minneapolis, a political committee, began collecting petition signatures to ask voters this November whether to replace the department with a new entity that would take a “comprehensive public health approach to safety.” A coalition of progressive groups, such as Reclaim the Block and TakeAction Minnesota, are part of the effort.
In the weeks following George Floyd’s murder, TakeAction Minnesota reached out to tens of thousands of Minnesotans to check in, gauge their feelings about organizing work happening in Minneapolis, and hear what visions and ideas Minnesotans have for community safety.
Minnesotans are united in standing up to defend Black lives. We know that no matter the color of our skin or where we live, everyone deserves to be safe. We’ve
No matter the color of our skin or where we come from, all of us deserve to live in a community where we feel safe and where our lives are valued.
Through our grief and pain over the murder of George Floyd, we are united by our resolve to defend Black lives. As groups like Black Visions, Reclaim the Block, and MPD150 have long stated, the crisis at MPD is decades in the making. We have the moral responsibility and civic duty to act together. We have the power to build a city that is anti-racist and safe for everyone.