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Member-led Politics with People at the Center

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Co-governance is a model of governance that happens when organized people (like TakeAction Minnesota) and movement electeds work together to advance a shared agenda. Co-governance includes inside/outside strategizing, but it also shifts who decides and who benefits from the decisions made by governmental agencies and elected leaders.  We connected

The People’s Forum

Sharing Our Stories, Sowing Statewide Solidarity Join us for the first of 3 forums to come together and share stories about the world as it is and the worlds we’re

TakeAction Minnesota Endorses Bernie Sanders for President and the Movement for a People-Centered Democracy

St. Paul, MN—TakeAction Minnesota announced its endorsement for Bernie Sanders for President today. This is the first time TakeAction Minnesota, a multiracial people’s organization, has endorsed a candidate for President of the United States. The endorsement of Bernie Sanders unleashes the power of a 50,000 person progressive network in a Super Tuesday state.

Network-building pays off in Nelsie Yang’s groundbreaking council win

Nelsie Yang’s 3-year-old niece was at her side when she learned that she’d been elected to the St. Paul City Council, after eight hours of ballot counting and 18 months of campaigning.

“I’m just so happy she’s here,” Yang said after her victory in the Sixth Ward race was called Friday. “When I was 3 years old, I never would have imagined myself being here.”

Election reveals changing face of leadership in Twin Cities suburbs

The newly elected women say the trend has been building over the last few years, and they credit each other for support and inspiration, as well as organizations such as TakeAction Minnesota, Women Organizing Women and Women Winning, aimed at encouraging women to seek public office.

Such women are “feeling a sense of confidence because they are seeing representation now that look like them,” said Pahoua Yang Hoffman, executive director of the Citizens League. “The community is also rallying around them.”