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.

It’s Our Time: Kissy Coakley Makes History on Minnetonka City Council

When Kissy Coakley was denied a job at Target Corporation after a criminal background check, she didn’t give up. Instead, she decided to take on the massive corporation and fight for equitable policies. She worked to Ban the Box at Target Corporation in 2012, becoming an active leader in TakeAction Minnesota’s Justice 4 All program.

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.”

People’s House Series: Rep. Aisha Gomez on Taxes, Abundance, and Interdependence

When I came to the legislature I didn’t expect to be working on taxes so much. But I’ve found that it’s a place to stand up for working people and those suffering under the deepest wealth and income inequality in generations. It’s a place to push back against the legacies of settler colonialism and slavery