Dai Thao, Leader in TakeAction's Hmong Organizing Program
Zer Vang, Leader in TakeAction's Hmong Organizing Program
Chong Lee, Leader in TakeAction's Hmong Organizing Program
Leaders of the Hmong Organizing Program are rallying to change matters that affect Minnesotans and Hmong around the world. We are building dynamic and effective coalitions by educating voters, winning issue campaigns, and by impacting state and local policies and policymakers. We envision a Minnesota dedicated to the principles of strong communities, democracy, and equal opportunity for all. To strengthen the Hmong community, we are engaged in the following issue work:
KDWB's Dave Ryan in the Morning Show recently aired a racist parody song mocking the Hmong community, followed by a weak apology taking no responsibility for their action.
TakeAction Minnesota's Hmong Organizing Program has been leading the charge to hold KDWB accountable for playing this song, asking that Steve (Steve-O) LaTart, the author of the song, be fired, that KDWB hold an on-air conversation with Hmong community leaders during the Morning Show to discuss racial stereotypes, racial disparities, and the harm caused by Morning Show personalities, and that they meet with Hmong leaders within two weeks to discuss these demands.