“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.”
On Saturday, April 25 from 12-4 p.m., take action online for the workers giving us life during this pandemic. While a small group of Minnesotans protests at the Governor’s residence, let’s rise and stand in solidarity with workers across industries that are on the front-lines of this crisis and giving us life. As Minnesotans, we
No matter who we are, what we look like, or how much money we have, every person deserves access to affordable medicine. Whether it’s a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, insulin, or chemotherapy, we’re all at risk when we can’t get the medicine we need.
“One of the biggest challenges in front of us is that there are no simple answers, and the reason that we continue to have disparate outcomes across race in our state is because it’s complicated and compounding layers of injustice that people are experiencing,” said Farhat, executive director of TakeAction Minnesota, which describes itself as
Reproductive Labor, as defined by Mignon Duffy in “Doing the Dirty Work: Gender, Race, and Reproductive Labor in Historical Perspective” (2007):
· Work that maintains daily life (physical or mental health, food preparation and service, cleaning, personal care) or
· Work that reproduces the next generation (care of children and youth)
At this time in history, we’re facing an unprecedented global pandemic and economic crisis. We’re interconnected and will get through this together, or not at all.
And while I communicate for a living, I know words don’t suffice right now. So many TakeAction Minnesota members and loved ones are facing a crisis at proportions we’ve never imagined. We’ve heard from so many of you in recent weeks and are grateful for what you’ve shared with us.
Our world is being turned upside down.
There’s a lot going on right now and we’re living in a strange and different time. Take a moment before you read on to: