Pearl Harbor, JFK, 9/11 — after each, our nation’s values changed. After this pandemic, the same will be true. And we can play a role in shaping those values now.
Our Minnesota Equity Blueprint could be the first draft of a new socioeconomic contract for a more inclusive, equitable and secure prosperity across the North Star State.
Although we are still in our first years of homeschooling now, the experience has been life changing.
Minnesota must follow the lead of seven states that restrict the ability of companies to enforce non-compete agreements on low-wage workers.
Including independent community pharmacists in the next round of state funding for COVID-19 allotments will ensure that we are able to continue our outreach.
I wake up startled with that special brain, my gut, wrenched. It’s not just fear for me and mine. It is a primal fear for everyone.
No one should ever be forced to carry a pregnancy against her will, and most especially not in a pandemic when our lives are filled with uncertainty, economic crisis, fears about our own health and the health of our loved ones.
Who can be against restoring a right to reply when you are attacked? Isn’t that the American way?
The first principle of the American creed is that world is redeemable. We believe that we are exempt from the constraints of the human condition. I disagree. As Albert Camus suggests: We are Sisyphus.
The small-business forgivable loans, the rapid broadening of unemployment compensation, and the stimulus checks are helping stave off a deep collapse. However, we are not targeting the most needy among us.
Wind, solar, electrification and energy efficiency projects create jobs, bolster rural and urban economies, and can transform the social inequities made transparent by this virus.
A variety of technologies are enabling public health officials to track potentially infected individuals, enforce quarantine measures, create community-wide awareness about the virus, and plan coordinated responses to deal with resource shortages.
Perhaps the most direct impact of the census on health outcomes is its role in resource allocation. Data retrieved through the census is used to apportion billions in federal dollars.
It hurts more than 100,000 children, displacing them from their friends and schools and splitting families between schools.
Creating the CDD plan is the first step in publicly acknowledging that the barriers our children experience daily were created by the system, building a foundation of trust in education, and healing black children from educational trauma.
It is essential that leaders both in Congress and the Trump administration push to defer all tariffs immediately.
Driver’s license suspensions should be reserved for the sole purpose of ensuring safe roads, not demanding payment from people who may be struggling to meet their families’ basic needs.
We support legislation that addresses this issue in a fair way by creating a new tax classification for short-term rental properties that falls between seasonal recreation and commercial.
State elected officials should unify and act quickly to safeguard our health, safety, and our right to vote in the upcoming August primary and November general election.
As we think about post-pandemic Minnesota, how might we reimagine our educational, social and economic infrastructure to more evenly distribute the weight of care currently being shouldered by teachers and schools?