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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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Sen. Franken Jokes Microwaves Important Tool In Gay Marriage Battle

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Speaking to 3,000 rally goers at the University of Minnesota, Senator Al Franken encourages everyone, including those with small kids, to get out the vote to defeat Minnesota’s marriage restriction amendment. Continue Reading →

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Causes That Could Lose If MN Voter Restriction Amendment Passes

Click on Photo to Hear How Voter Restriction Amendment Passage Would Adversely Affect Food Policy and Labor Rights

“You think you got problems now,” warned Congressman Keith Ellison. “If they pass this (Voter Restriction Amendment), food policy will look worse than it looks now. Cuts to nutrition programs will accelerate. Tax cuts to the wealthiest will expand.” Continue Reading →

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Constitution Guarantees Right to Vote, Not Fly on Plane or Buy Beer

Click on Photo to Learn How Ellison Volunteers are Educating Minnesotans About Voter Photo ID

“The Constitution doesn’t say anything about the right to fly in a plane, it doesn’t say anything about the right to buy a beer, but an awful lot of people did die for the right to vote. You have to have these conversations even with good, strong Democrats.” Continue Reading →

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Voter Restriction Amendment Would Discourage College Students From Voting

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“Photo ID will make voting much more difficult for college students,” activist and Iraq War veteran Alex Erickson told a town hall meeting in St. Louis Park earlier this month. “College students rely on same-day registration.” Continue Reading →

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Voting Rights Should Have Been Resolved During Civil Rights Era

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An attack on voting rights is an emotional issue for Dr. Josie Johnson, a veteran of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. Johnson spoke about the consequences of Voter Photo ID legislation during a town hall meeting sponsored by Congressman Keith Ellison. Continue Reading →

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Across Downed Power Lines, Broken Trees

Click on Photo to Watch Scenes from North Minneapolis Block Party

A lot has been done, but there’s more to do to recover from the Minneapolis tornado that happened one year ago. Residents on the 3000 block of Logan in North Minneapolis were among many who came to each other’s aid following the May 22 tornado. Continue Reading →

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“Politicians Don’t See the Light Until They Feel the Heat”

Representative Keith Ellison at CTUL rally

“Sometimes politicians don’t see the light until they feel the heat,” Congressman and Chair of the Progressive Caucus Keith Ellison told The UpTake yesterday during an interview about the growing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Continue Reading →

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