On Wednesday, September 3, ISAIAH clergy and faith leaders gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol to announce the Prophetic Voter campaign, an ambitious plan to reach 56,000 religious voters in a statewide civic engagement program. The initiative seeks to urge congregations and community members to come together from different backgrounds and perspectives and vote for shared values and principles that promote economic dignity, family security and racial equity.
St. Paul, MN – On Wednesday, August 13th, 30 ISAIAH members joined community leaders from Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) and other groups at a hearing held by Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council. They came to call on the Metropolitan Council to make concrete commitments to leverage the $1.6 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit development to create racial and economic equity. They also urged the Met Council to ensure that the opportunity created by the SWLRT is used to bridge the gap between North and South Minneapolis.
July 24, 2014 - Following the release of a draft Housing Policy Plan by the Metropolitan Council this week, the first such Policy Plan to be drafted since 1985, ISAIAH and the following organizations and individuals – Alliance for Metropolitan Stability; Housing for All; Housing Preservation Project; MICAH; Neighborhoods Organizing for Change; Rev. Brian Herron, Vice President of the Minnesota State Baptist Convention; Jeff Martin, President of NAACP St. Paul Branch – made the following statement:
St. Paul, MN – The Met Council and the City of Minneapolis announced this week they have reached a deal on the Southwest Light Rail project. With continued promises by the Metropolitan Council to address persistent racial and economic disparities across our region, ISAIAH released the following statement:
“ISAIAH believes we must work together to create prosperity, health and wholeness for all people. Every public decision must reflect our highest values and aspirations. They ought to unite rather than divide our communities and they ought to foster prosperity for all rather than a few.