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A letter to Sandra Johnson

A letter to Sandra Johnson

Today I’m sending a letter to Sandra Johnson, the Bloomington City Attorney who has charged 11 people for protesting at the Mall of America last December. I wanted to share it with you here. Take a…

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Enough Minnesotans to Fill Target Field

This past election 60,000 Minnesotans were denied the right to vote because of the Justice System. These are folks living in the community, paying taxes (if they can find a job), and being turned away…

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the African American unemployment rate, 5x the rate for European Americans


more likely an African American Minnesota is pulled into the criminal justice system than a European American, despite committing crimes at the same rate


rate of recidivism in Minnesota. Lack of employment is often cited as a reason people return to criminal behavior


TakeAction Minnesota’s Justice 4 All (J4A) campaign is focused on removing barriers to employment and Democracy for individuals and families impacted by the just system. We develop leaders from the community to educate policymakers and employers about the reasons we have some of the worst racial disparities in unemployment and voting in the country.

Fighting in the election for our kidsWe are looking for people who know what it means to be #LockedUpLockedOut. Family members, and neighbors who have been rejected by employers and turned away at voting polls because of sanctions called for by the Justice System. Ready to join the fight? Get in touch today, we’d love to sit down with you.


We are fighting for a Minnesota where everyone has fair access to quality employment and democracy. One in five Minnesotans has spent time in the Justice System. With over 1,000,000 people in our State with criminal records, it is time to challenge our system and employers to remove barriers to employment and democracy that disenfranchise our family members, neighbors and loved ones.

The Justice 4 All campaign pays particular attention to the needs of under-resourced communities of color disproportionately impacted by the Justice System. We aim to develop leaders from these communities to lead a statewide fight that gives every Minnesotan a fair shot at a job and the chance to have their vote counted.

We are calling on Minnesota’s business community to partner with families impacted by the justice system to create opportunities. The business community can take an active role in increasing employment equity, wealth and stability in under-resourced communities.

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