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5 Scary Things That Happen When You Don’t Vote…

On this Halloween, only four days away from a major election, there are a few things I am pretty darn scared for in our state if every eligible voter in our state DOESN’T get out…

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Jobs and Justice 4 All

It’s Labor Day weekend and according to Angela Glover Blackwell Executive Director of PolicyLink, unemployment in the African American community has been a problem for six decades. We are talking about sixty years of wealth being drained…

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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 working to close Minnesota’s worst-in-the-nation racial jobs gap. We educate policymakers and corporate employers alike about the reasons we have the worst disparities in hiring in the U.S. and what we can do as a state to actually close them, like creating real second chances for those who are caught up in the criminal justice system.

Justice 4 AllWe’re in the community on a daily basis talking about this broken system, helping people access jobs, telling our stories, and working for change across our state. Want to be a part of our work? 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. People with criminal histories need to have opportunities to be productive members of society. This requires fair access to  employment, fair access to housing, and the right to vote.

The Justice 4 All campaign pays particular attention to the needs of under-resourced communities of color. We aim to remove barriers to employment in these communities to help create more opportunity to build wealth and support families. “Nothing stops a bullet like a job” (Homeboy Industries).

We are seeking statewide change and calling on our thriving corporate citizens to take active roles in closing Minnesota’s worst-in-the-nation racial jobs gap. Corporations need to play a central role in increasing employment equity and better meeting the needs of under-resourced communities.

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