IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2022 NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota Endorses Ilhan Omar for the 5th Congressional District (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)—On Saturday, May 7th, the Democratic Farmer-Labor (DFL) party will hold its
IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2022 NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Minnesota Human Rights Investigation into MPD (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)–Days after the police murder of George Floyd, the Minnesota Department of
April 6, 2022 IMMEDIATE RELEASE TakeAction Minnesota Statement: Amir Locke Should Be Alive Today (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)–Today, officials announced there would be no charges in the murder of 22-year-old Amir Locke
This morning, 4,500 educators and 28,500 students returned to school in Minneapolis after the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers’ historic 14-day strike to win better wages, smaller class sizes, mental health support for students, and systemic changes to improve the recruitment and retention of educators of color.
Last week, just two short days after filing their 10-day strike notice, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) food service workers with SEIU Local 284 landed a historic tentative agreement (TA) with
“The after-action report confirmed it was Jacob Frey’s complete incompetence and lack of preparedness that cost Minneapolis so dearly following George Floyd’s murder – not the peaceful demonstrators and mourners he has repeatedly sought to blame and surveil. Jacob and his political allies deliberately lied about and covered up this report until their re-election campaigns had passed to avoid accountability. It is an egregious abuse of power that further stains a historically dirty election and is yet another example of corruption in the Frey administration.”
In Minnesota, we don’t need any more traumatic reminders that our public safety systems don’t work. Like Jamar Clark, Thurman Blevins, Philando Castille, George Floyd, Dolal Idd, Daunte Wright, and Winston Smith, Amir Locke and Jahmari Rice should be alive today – but we know that our systems of policing and public safety were never designed to protect them or keep them safe. When a system is designed to maintain white supremacy through violent oppression, it can’t be fixed by propaganda or performative reforms.
I’m thrilled to announce more honorees for the 2021 People’s Celebration! By all accounts, this year has tested and pushed us. Through moments of victory and loss our resolve to keep each
(Minneapolis, MN) – This evening, Minneapolis residents and local activists will gather at an online City Council public hearing and to demand the 2022 municipal budget prioritize fully funding the Office of Violence Prevention, including full-time permanent staff and allocating significant resources toward proven public safety strategies.
“In my experience, having the conversations, has been an opening to what else can exist…there is that tapping into people’s imaginations and helping remove the box that people’s imagination has