Voices for Racial Justice, a community organization which centers on racial equity organizing, recently held a legislative discussion with leaders of different local movements. Community members discussed their legislative organizing, as well as the ways in which they sustain legislative organizing.
According to the state data, low-wage earners do not make use of the state’s unemployment insurance program.
The fear of losing housing, food, transportation, and basic necessities can be overwhelming.
The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance program is supposed to protect workers from these harms. Through this program, a full-time minimum wage worker who accesses unemployment insurance (UI) receives about $800-$1,000/month for six months while searching for work.
But UI does not protect all workers equally. State program data illustrate that the program heavily and disproportionately serves white males in the construction trades.
Story and Video by Bill Sorem New CD3 Congressman Dean Phillips had promised town halls every month in his district, moving around the area to make it easier for constituents to participate. A crowd of about 300 gave him a standing room only audience in the Gillespie Center in Mound on June 15. His brief […]
Story and Video by Bill Sorem Josie Johnson spoke at the Minneapolis League of Women Voters 2019 Annual Meeting in North Minneapolis. Johnson, active civil rights leader, former acting director of the Minneapolis Urban League, University vice president and provost, and the first Black Regent at the University of Minnesota spoke to LWV members and […]