Human Rights: The Safe and Supportive Schools Act is a giant step closer to coming into law, writes the Human Rights Coalition Minnesota Chapter. The bill has completed its way through the committee process and now moves onto the Senate floor for a vote to be scheduled. The act gives Minnesota’s schools guidance on how to eliminate bullying, beefing up Minnesota’s extremely weak statute.
Healthcare: TakeAction MN continues working to get Minnesotans enrolled in affordable healthcare before the March 31st deadline.
Equal Pay: A bundle of bills are moving through the legislature this spring that help to level the economic playing field for women. The Women’s Economic Security Act enhances protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, closes the gender wage gape, and expands access to high quality childcare. MN2020 lays out the case for why this legislation is so important to Minnesota.
Keep Up: A broad coalition of groups, including AFSCME Council 5, delivered thousands of index cards to the Capitol this week urging lawmakers to index the minimum wage to keep up with inflation. Projections estimate this would mean a $2 raise over ten years for those earning minimum wage.