Two big obvious takeaways from Nov. 6. By larger margins than anyone dreamed possible, Minnesotans rejected proposed amendments to the state constitution that would have done damage to voting rights, civil rights and human rights in Minnesota. It truly was a historic day, perhaps a turning point, as Minnesota moves forward to re-establish its reputation as a progressive and tolerant state, one that aims to realize the full potential of all its pe... Read More
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I have the great privilege of introducing author Peter Edelman Tuesday evening to talk about his powerful new book, "So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America." Edelman is a Georgetown University law professor who has served at the pinnacles of power, as an adviser to U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy and in President Bill Clinton's administration. He may be most famous for resigning from the Clinton administration t... Read More
We can only hope that voters are catching on fast to the more overlooked of two very wrongheaded constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall, and the Star Tribune Sunday illuminated the huge downside of the so-called Voter ID amendment (more accurately labeled as the Voter Restriction & Suppression Amendment). Veteran political reporter Jim Ragsdale wrote an incisive front-page piece explaining how an estimated 215,000 voters Read More
Last week South St. Paul Public Schools superintendent ?Dave Webb announced a partnership with Inver Hills Community College (IHCC) that will allow high school seniors to graduate with an associate degree at no cost and without ever leaving the high school grounds. Growth & Justice has long been advocating for more seamless transitions all along the education pathway, with high-quality early childhood education aligning with early grade... Read More
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