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Join The Call For Justice In Our Schools!

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Mpls. School Board: End Suspensions Now!

Join us for the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) board meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 5:30 pm at the Davis Center, 1250 W. Broadway Ave in Minneapolis where we will call on MPS’s leadership to end all non-violent suspensions of elementary school children and to devote resources to the implementation of restorative practices that support teachers, nurture children of color, and heal racial division in schools.

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Pope Francis’ Encyclical Linking Climate and Poverty is a Critical Message As We Address Racial & Economic Inequity in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN – (Thursday, June 18th) Pope Francis released his encyclical in Vatican City, Rome on the theme of the environment and the poor. In response, ISAIAH released this statement:

“The Pope has emerged as one of the most important prophetic voices in the world,’ said Doran Schrantz, ISAIAH Executive Director. ‘His reach is far beyond the Catholic Church. He is someone who people follow because he has captured their hearts with his spirituality and simple, profound way of bringing God’s love to everyday people. He speaks to the very real experiences and suffering of people. He sees and hears them.’

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New Report Shows Wide Racial Disparities in Twin Cities Transit Times

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Report shows transit riders of color lose the equivalent of four work weeks commuting annually compared to white drivers; additional investments in transit funding needed to help close the gap

On May 12, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, TakeAction Minnesota, ISAIAH, and the Center for Popular Democracy released a new report showing the impact of enormous racial disparities in commute times between transit riders of color and white drivers in the Twin Cities. The report shows that transit riders of color in the Twin Cities lose the equivalent of about four work weeks commuting annually compared to white drivers.

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Transit Riders, Faith and Community Groups Demand Elected Leaders Make Transit Funding a Top Priority

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Current House GOP Plan Would Fall Drastically Short of What Transit Riders Need

With less than 5 weeks away from the end of the session, members of ISAIAH, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) and other community groups assembled on April 16 at the State Capitol for a march and rally to demand a comprehensive transportation bill that includes dedicated and sustainable funding for public transit. The march was organized by transit advocacy organizations that share a strong commitment to winning increases in transit funding in 2015.

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2015 Legislative Faith Summits

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As people of faith, we strive to create a state God envisions for us – a place where all people can thrive and live with dignity. This legislative session, members of ISAIAH congregations have been visiting their legislators, testifying in committee hearings and urging our state and community leaders to make children, families, and communities the center of their decisions.

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