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The Power of One: Voting Matters! Join the Minneapolis Urban League and Let's Occupy the Vote

It happened on a Saturday, the date was August 13th in 1955; just 57 years ago. He was a farmer, a World War II veteran, an organizer of voter registration drives. This man was a civil rights activist who was fiercely committed and dedicated to ensuring that Black voters understood their rights and more importantly, the significance of letting their political voices be heard.
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Tori Hill seeks MN house seat

Tori Hill seeks MN house seatEducation is a top priority in the household of Tori Hill.
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Council on Crime and Justice asks Supreme Court to clarify felon voting rights

Council on Crime and Justice asks Supreme Court to clarify felon voting rightsThe Council on Crime and Justice has filed an action with the Minnesota Supreme Court asking to clarify the right to vote for individuals who have had their guilt withheld by the court on a felony level charge. At least one individual, who is also named as a petitioner, has been told by probation and election officials that she is not allowed to register to vote and vote despite the fact that she has not been convicted of a felony.
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Seniors voice opposition to Medicare cuts

Seniors voice opposition to Medicare cutsA group of seniors stood with several DFL leaders to tell Republicans, "Don't touch my Medicare."
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Representative Rena Moran works to defeat voter ID

Representative Rena Moran works to defeat voter IDWith Election Day right around the corner, State Rep. Rena Moran (DFL, 65A) is doing her part to defeat the proposed voter ID amendment that appears on the Nov. 6 ballot.
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NAACP’s Ben Jealous rallies Minnesota opposition to voter ID and marriage amendments

NAACP’s Ben Jealous rallies Minnesota opposition to voter ID and marriage amendmentsNational NAACP President Ben Jealous was in town this past week to show his support for forces united to defeat two proposed amendments on the Nov. 6 state ballot.
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Justice is not a zero-sum game: Vote No on Marriage Amendment

The first thing to recognize is that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people are in every demographic group – including African-Americans.
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Hip Hop artists stand up against voter suppression

Hip Hop artists stand up against voter suppression On Sunday, October 28, Congressman Keith Ellison's re-election campaign will host a major concert at First Ave in downtown Minneapolis to get out the vote for the November 6 election.
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President Obama: He got game!

President Obama: He got game!Well if Stella could get her groove back, why not the President? We saw him in his "A" game mode during the second presidential debate. It was like Ali coming back at Frazier the third and final time around—"the thrilla in Manilla." What we saw was intellect unleashed—the thrilla in Hempstead, N.Y. Not quite as exotic, but it served its purpose. President Barack Hussain Obama, the incumbent, was on point—like Michael Jordan doing a slam dunk.
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Minnesota Council of Churches urges 'no' vote on voter restriction amendment

Minnesota Council of Churches urges 'no' vote on voter restriction amendmentStanding in front of Central Lutheran Church in downtown Minneapolis this morning, leaders of the Minnesota Council of Churches, which represents one million Christians across the state of Minnesota, announced the MCC's official opposition to the voter restriction amendment.
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Brotherhood Brew creating change, transforming lives

Brotherhood Brew creating change, transforming livesA program in St Paul has made its mark in teaching students professionalism, while providing a support system with collaborating work ethic.
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