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Racial Equity

08/14/20
  • Minnesota Budget
  • Racial Equity

Anti-racist principles would ensure equitable COVID recovery

Coronavirus is disproportionately harming the economic well-being and health of BIPOC communities and these impacts are rooted in systemic racism. Policymakers must respond with anti-racist policies that provide aid to those most in need, address structural racism to build broadly-shared prosperity, and strengthen state revenues in order to build equitable and inclusive communities for all.
08/13/20
  • Nutrition
  • Federal Issues
  • Racial Equity

Emergency SNAP funding an essential part of an anti-racist COVID response

Expanded SNAP food assistance is one tool that should be made available to the millions of families struggling to get by while also being one step in reversing centuries-long patterns of discrimination.
05/11/20
  • Income and Work
  • Racial Equity
  • Housing

Rents are rising faster than Minnesotans’ incomes

For over a decade, unaffordable housing costs due to persistently low wages has been the reality for too many Minnesota families.
04/23/20
  • Racial Equity
  • Income and Work
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Federal Issues

Coronavirus responses should include all our neighbors, including immigrants

Excluding immigrant Minnesotans – who make up close to 9 percent of our state’s population – puts them and their families at risk, and it makes it more difficult for our state and communities to recover from this public health crisis.

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