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Safety in numbers
ActNow: The more you talk about gun safety, the easier it becomes - there are many more on the side of gun sense
A mission with yarn
ActNow: CheyOnna Sewell creates an activist community through knitting
How do we value our homeless youth?
ActNow: Young people are so resilient; they sometimes need a bit of support to help them along
Women for water and wilderness
ActNow: Feisty lady hikers puts their boots to the ground for water conservation
Getting more women into Wikis
ActNow: It's about gender and representation - on wikipedia and behind the keyboards
Beyond making sandwiches
ActNow: Want to end homelessness? Try listening - and asking for what's needed
Raising voices for change
ActNow: Calliope Women's Chorus sings for social justice
Bumblebees count
ActNow: Volunteer surveys around the Twin Cities help raise awareness about these important pollinators
Gardening with a purpose
ActNow: How your extra tomatoes, beans and zucchinis can help feed hungry Minnesotans
Beyond a box of birthday cereal
ActNow: Cheerful givers lets low-income parents pick a bag of presents so their children are not forgotten on their special day.
How do you get women's voices heard?
ActNow: A coffee shop in Mankato provides monthly events where women can share their words
We all need to be protectors
ActNow: Flying a "Live Free Without Violence" flag helps increase awareness of domestic violence issues
You be the scorekeeper
ActNow: Rate the Super Bowl ads - not on creativity, but on sexism
Calling all men
ActNow: It's not often that stories in MWP are directed towards men - but this one is
ERA? It's time!
ActNow: 50+ Minnesotans journeyed to Washington, D.C. for the "We Are Woman" ERA rally in September.
Pushing back at business
ActNow: The Hobby Lobby court case spurred Duluth women to action
Even condoms come on a stick
ActNow: Look for Pro-Choice Resources' booth for reproductive-health information - and, yes, free condoms
Healing a big loss
ActNow: After Megan Gangl's husband died, she began sharing her story and reaching out to others in her situation
Grease Rag: safe cycling
ActNow: Collaborative group provides a compassionate shop space for women/trans/femme cyclists
Garden of the sleeping angels
ActNow: A Twin Cities woman has transformed part of her property into a place of remembrance to grieve the very young.



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