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  • Women Forging Peace
    Sen. Sandy Pappas writes about the work of Forward Global Women, an organization she co-founded that brings together Muslim, Jewish, and Christian women from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa to discuss issues such as Syrian refugees, women’s representation in peace and security negotiations, and violent extremism.
  • What Our Parks Need
    Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson was named by Governor Tim Walz to serve on the 17-member Metropolitan Council, which sets policy and provides services in the Twin Cities for public transit and mobility, wastewater treatment, regional parks, affordable housing, and more. She writes of her interest in strengthening parks and recreation.
     
  • Broken System: The Crisis of Elder Abuse in Minnesota
    Act Now: Elder abuse complaints have increased from 4,000 in 2010 to nearly 23,000 in 2017. Minnesota is the only state that does not license assisted-living facilities, which makes it difficult for the state to enforce standards of care. Assisted living licensure is one of the changes Elder Voice Family Advocates is pushing for in the Minnesota legislature this session.
  • Two Countries, Two Elder Care Systems
    Politics & Policy: Selena Moon writes, "For many years I have watched my maternal grandparents in Japan, and my paternal grandmother in the United States, receive health and elder care. I have been struck by the drastic differences in cost, levels of services, and attention to patients."
  • Peggy Flanagan: Feminist Mom-in-Chief
    Politics & Policy: A conversation with the first Native woman elected to Lieutenant Governor in the state of Minnesota. “If we are going to have Minnesota feminisms, it means that we work together across lines of difference and allow for intersectionality to exist."
  • Creating a Feminist Space in Government
    A Q&A with Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley, the first Black person on the board, who beat a 28-year incumbent.
  • BookShelf: My Grandmother Eugenie Anderson
    Eugenie Moore Anderson, of Red Wing, achieved historic diplomatic status when President Truman appointed her in 1949 to be the first woman Ambassador for the United States.
  • Think: Indigenous Women's March
    Also: Sen. Amy Klobuchar speech excerpt, a women-only village, and disabilities equality
  • The Cycle Stops Here
    Shauen Pearce: Her journey from homelessness to city Inclusion Policy Director.
  • 2018 Changemaker: Maria Regan Gonzalez
    Raised to Lead: When she takes office in January, Marie Regan Gonzalez will be the first Latina mayor in Minnesota history. “I ran because Minnesota is 
    a state with some of the highest racial inequities in home ownership, health, income, education, and even park usage."
  • Election Messages and Native Approach to Assault
    Think: Response to violence against Native women, midterm election data and quotes, including the impact of Latinx voters.
  • 2018 Changemaker: Norah Shapiro
    Battling Inequities From Law to Film: Norah Shapiro has created a film about Ilhan Omar's rise in politics, to serve as a ‘how-to’ for grassroots candidates, women of color, young people, and “anyone who has felt that the political system is impenetrable and hopeless.” 
  • 2018 Changemaker: Asma Mohammed
    RISE and Shine: Asma Mohammed engages women around sexual assault, engages youth in civic action, and offers workshops on intersectionality and identity for people of color. "Once you fire people up and give them the tools they need, they are ready to go."
  • Women’s Guide to Voting
    Michelle Witte, League of Women Voters Minnesota, submitted this timeline about how long it took for all women to win the right to vote.
  • Telling Elizabeth Warren’s Story
    BookShelf: Local author Antonia Felix sees a pattern in the strong women in politics that she has profiled.
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