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In late November, U.S. House republicans passed their tax reform bill, and yesterday, the Senate passed their version of the bill out of committee on a party line vote. The president and congressional republicans have…Continue reading »
the percent increase in women incarcerated between 2000 and 2009
Percent of domestic workers that are women of color
unpaid caregivers are women.
Making Minnesota Work for Women & Families
“There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives”- Audre Lorde
In every measure of our economy women continue to fall behind. We live in a society where women are paid less than men for equal work, where workers are being fired for being pregnant, where women disproportionately occupy low wage and vulnerable jobs. We still live in a country where LBGTQ families still have few legal protections in the workplace. Families have changed, but the world around them have not.
But it goes further than that. The intersections of gender and race impact our work around multiple issue areas. Structural sexism is a barrier that holds us back from seeing any number of changes in our world, from a better economy to a stronger democracy. That’s why our work around women’s economic justice is about organizing around our whole identities and naming the ways gender and race continue to marginalize women throughout our state.
As important as issue wins on women’s economic justice are for our work at TakeAction Minnesota, we have an equally important task of naming the way gender oppression cuts across issue areas. And this happens when we organize around what it means to be a women in Minnesota. In Duluth and Minneapolis we are creating space for women to be at the center of the work. To lead in a way that is authentic to their experiences as whole people. As a movement we are only as strong as the most marginalized. Through our work around women’s economic justice we have the opportunity change the face of who leads and make more possible.