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Binding the Covenant: Faith in Minnesota’s Future

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Join us on June 28th for a groundbreaking gathering of 1,500 powerful Minnesotans of faith as we proclaim a new strategic direction to repair racial and economic inequities in our state. We will also launch an unprecedented movement for change through organizing religious voters. Learn more and register today!

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Community calls for action as new report shows Wells Fargo leads redlining of communities of color in Twin Cities

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Minneapolis, MN (April 10, 2014) – Faith and community leaders from Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, ISAIAH, and Minnesotans for a Fair Economy gathered on the steps of City Hall to call for action to address inequities as a new report by the Institute of Metropolitan Opportunity shows that Wells Fargo and other big banks systematically denied credit and refinancing of subprime mortgages to communities of color in the Twin Cities from 2009-2012.

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Community Leaders, Transit Riders Call On Met Council, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis to Make SWLRT More Equitable

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Minneapolis, MN (April 8, 2014) – Local organizations, community leaders, and transit riders gathered Tuesday morning in North Minneapolis, calling on the Met Council, City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County to negotiate to maximize Southwest Light Rail’s ability to deliver on economic opportunity for residents along the corridor. Speakers said the SWLRT has the potential to expand equity and economic opportunity not only in Minneapolis, but throughout the region, if guarantees can be effectively negotiated.

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Leaders in NW Suburbs Organize Power

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A group of ISAIAH leaders in the northwestern metro suburbs organized a meeting held on March 1 that drew 150 community members to share with public and elected officials the challenges and deep pain being experienced by people in the region.

“The myth that everything is fine in the suburbs,” expounded David Wilson, a member of Bethel World Outreach Church in Robbinsdale, “creates stigma and shame for people who are hurting.”

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Religious Leaders Announce Initiative to End Mass Suspensions in Minnesota

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A coalition of religious leaders joined parents and teachers for a press conference at the Capitol on March 6, 2014, to announce plans to end the crisis caused by mass suspensions and expulsions in our public schools.

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