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Calling Out Poverty Profiteers and the Private Equity Firm that Finances CarHop

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On Aug. 13 we kicked off our campaign to stop subprime car lenders from ripping off low-income Minnesotans like James of Brooklyn Park who paid over $15,000 for a car that is worth about $3,500 – and barely runs.

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St. Paul Workers, Business and Faith Leaders Show Overwhelming Public Support for Paid Sick Policy

"No one should have to choose between taking care of themselves and paying the rent or putting food on the table," declared Rev. Javen Swanson at a Sick and Safe Time rally held on June 21, 2016.

Tuesday evening, June 21, at a rally before and during a public hearing about Earned Sick and Safe Time the message was clear: workers, small businesses and community residents support this common sense policy that will help address the crisis facing thousands of families in St. Paul. An overwhelming majority of testifiers at the hearing spoke out in support of its passage, with 35 people speaking in support and 7 speaking against.

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Just Released! “Drowning in Debt” Report about Health Harms of Payday Lending in MN

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HIP and ISAIAH are excited to release Drowning in Debt: A Health Impact Assessment of How Payday Loan Reforms Improve the Health of Minnesota’s Most Vulnerable.

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Health Experts Say Paid Leave Policies Create Better Health Outcomes

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Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, and other health experts, joined faith and community leaders at the State Capitol for a press conference to bring attention to a new report released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with research that shows paid sick leave, paid family leave and other workplace policies that support job stability play a significant role in improving and supporting the health of families and communities.

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Together, we amplify our voices to effectively influence decision makers to develop laws and policies that help lift people out of poverty and remove barriers to opportunity.

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