17 Debates That Could Determine Minnesota’s Future

In a campaign there is nothing bigger than a face-to-face debate between the candidates. This election season, The UpTake will bring you coverage of 17 of those debates that could determine who wins the election and ultimately determines Minnesota’s future.

ACLU Denies Evidence of Voter Fraud

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota holds a press conference at the State Capitol this morning to reject any existence of voter fraud in state elections. The ACLU had offered a bounty of $1,000 to anyone who could prove a case of voter fraud.

MN One Million Hoodies Rally for Trayvon Martin

Thousands of Minnesotans will take part in a peaceful demonstration from 6-8 p.m. tonight on the Northrup Mall at the University of Minnesota to mourn the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and speak out against racial profiling and gun violence in Florida and other states including Minnesota.

Sen. Franken Calls Progressives the New Conservatives

At his Netroots Nation 2011 keynote speech in Minneapolis this morning, Senator Al Franken painted the Republicans as the party of radical change for their attempt to dismantle the social safety net. Progressives, Franken added, are the new conservatives because they are trying to preserve what they won in hard-fought battles.

The Case For Ranked Choice Voting

Fair Vote Minnesota holds a political reform salon at the home of Barbara Forster and Larry Hendrickson in Minneapolis. David Durenberger, George Latimer and Tom Horner will speak about fixing Minnesota’s broken electoral system.