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Push for Anti-Foreclosure Legislation Wins Abbreviated Homeowner “Bill of Rights”

Click on Photo to watch video on How Rose McGee's Struggle Led to the Homeowner Bill of Rights Passing in Minnesota

Minnesota homeowner Rose McGee won a year-long struggle with CitiBank to keep her home. Along the way, she became a champion of anti-foreclosure movement, which pushed the state legislature to pass a Homeowner Bill of Rights. Continue Reading →

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Healing A Broken World…An UpTake Leadership Profile: Vic Rosenthal

Vic Rosenthal at his Bar Mitzvah

Jewish organizer and activist Vic Rosenthal works with communities in Minneapolis and beyond to help repair a broken world. He is the executive director of Jewish Community Action, an organization that mobilizes Jews to work on issues such as home foreclosures, LGBT rights and voting rights, among many others. Continue Reading →

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MN Supreme Court Could Rule Voter Photo ID Amendment Unconstitutional

Click photo to hear Justice Anderson say why he thinks the voter photo ID amendment might be unconstitutional

Opponents of a proposed “voter photo ID” Minnesota constitutional amendment argue it shouldn’t be on the fall ballot because the question put to voters is misleading. However it’s very possible that the Minnesota Supreme Court could instead just declare the entire amendment unconstitutional. Continue Reading →

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GOP Evasiveness On Voter Photo ID Leads To Court Challenge

Click on Image to watch interview about Representative Mary Kiffmeyer

An UpTake video review of how Republicans drafted and answered questions about the “voter photo ID” amendment indicates they did not want the ballot language to be very detailed and the authors have consistently sidestepped questions about the language. Continue Reading →

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Occupy MN Prompts Clergy to Oppose Home Foreclosures

Click Photo to Watch Video of Clergy Opposing Home Foreclosures

Are the Occupy MN protestors making a difference by defending foreclosed homes? They are with clergy in North Minneapolis. The Occupy movement has given NCRC and religious leaders a shot in the arm to speak out against the foreclosure crisis. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Candidates Turn Deaf Ears, Redistricting Minnesota

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Today on The UpTake we’ll publish an investigation showing that, despite campaign finance law mandates, and despite nudging from advocates for Minnesota’s deaf population, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner are not captioning any of their web video advertisements. And we’ll bring you live coverage of tonight’s Economic Development Coalition gubernatorial forum from Alexandria, Minn. Continue Reading →

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