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Part 1– The Theory Behind Transit as a Feminist Issue

We hear about the connection between transit and the environment all the time. "Take the bus, it's greener." "Bike to work, it'll make your carbon footprint disappear--and it's great exercise." We hear about transit from an economic perspective too; reducing car ownership is cheaper for individuals and society overall. I don't disagree. Pro-multi-modal transportation folks have a point, we need transit reform for many reasons. But I would like to…
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Celebrating 50 Years of Empowering Women!

Celebrating 50 Years of Empowering Women!
Join us in congratulating Wayside House for 50 years of delivering gender-specific chemical dependency and supportive services to women! Founded in 1954, Wayside House initially began as a homeless shelter for impoverished women. They soon began to realize, however, that a contributing factor for a majority of these women was alcohol addiction. In 1963, the decision was made to shift the focus of Wayside House in order to meet the…
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Leadership, Training, & Action: August 28

Sarah's...an Oasis for Women is looking for donations in the form of Walgreens gift cards in the amount of $5 or more. These cards allow residents to visit the nearby Walgreens for daily needs such as vitamins, goods for recovering from sickness, etc. If you would like to donate, email Martha or 651-696-8672. Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) is looking for both Mentors and Fellows to participate in their leadership programs. Mentors will work one-on-one…
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Weekly Wrap Up: July 26

Weekly Wrap Up: July 26
Happy Friday to everyone! This past week, pay equity has been on the forefront of discussions as women continue to earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. Unfortunately, we start this update with sad news and first must pay tribute to a wonderful leader of women... This week, we all mourn the passing of Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court. She died at the…
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Weekly Wrap Up: July 12

Weekly Wrap Up: July 12
We hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! Here's a little bit about what you're coming back to after a nice and relaxing (hopefully!) vacation...   The Farm Bill is once again going before the House, but it's a watered down version that cuts out the food stamps section of he bill. The original bill made a 3% reduction in the food stamp program budget,  but Republicans argue…
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Monday Member Feature July 1: YWCA Minneapolis

Monday Member Feature July 1: YWCA Minneapolis
The YWCA is a non-profit, multicultural organization that envisions peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. They offer hundreds of programs, classes and support groups working to achieve race and gender equity, economic independence for women, respect for diverse cultures, a place where youth thrive and a vibrant and healthy community. YWCA's priority is early childhood education access regardless of race, economic status or cultural beliefs or practices. Their…
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Weekly Wrap Up: June 28

Weekly Wrap Up: June 28
There has been some great news this week concerning some major women's and human rights issues! First of all, The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was shot down 5-4 by the U.S. Supreme Court! The act would have denied federal benefits to same-sex couples and banned same-sex marriage in California. Read more here and here from CNN and here from Ms. Women to read how this affects women. DOMA failing opens…
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Weekly Wrap Up: June 21

This week has been dominated by further discussions on immigration reform and abortion restrictions along with debates over personal privacy and the role of the government, sparked largely by the recent NSA scandal. The immigration legislation that is currently before the Senate proposes an expansion of the effort to crack down on illegal immigration. If passed, certain personal information would be available through a newly expanded Department of Homeland Security…
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Weekly Wrap Up: June 6

There are quite a few issues prevailing in political discussion that have been ongoing and based in gender equity. Now more than ever we see progressive action being held back by both media and government alike. Senator John McCain came out to say that sexual assault against women in the military could be solved by dissuading women from joining rather than addressing the issues of the act itself as well…
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