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Taking Stock of Session

Taking Stock of Session

We can change who benefits in our economy when we change who decides in our democracy.  It is because we believe in this simple idea that we as members of TakeAction Minnesota spend so much…

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Still Fighting to Make 47K Voices Heard

Last weekend, strong, bi-partisan language that would restore the right to vote to 47,000 Minnesotans stalled at the Capitol. Thousands of Minnesotans like you took action this year to move this campaign forward — Minnesotan’s…

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27%

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

61%

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

10x

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

#JUSTICE4ALL

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.

MAKING THE SYSTEM WORK FOR ALL MINNESOTANS

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.

Connect with our Campaign Team

Aaron Abram

Aaron Abram

Voting Rights Organizer

Aaron@takeactionminnesota.org
Phone: 651.379.0762
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Justin Terrell

Justin Terrell

Justice 4 All Program Manager

justin@takeactionminnesota.org
Phone: 651.379.0741
Justin Terrell’s bio »

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