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Progressive Roundup: Scholarships, Bullying and Working Smart.

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Every week, Alliance for a Better Minnesota will highlight the important work being done in the progressive community. Focusing on issues that impact Minnesotan’s lives, this important work helps Minnesota continue moving forward.

Anti-Bullying: The Minnesota Senate passed the Safe and Supportive Schools Act this week by a 36-31 vote. This legislation improves Minnesota’s current 37 word statute on bullying by giving school districts guidance on policies and helping train teachers how to address bullying. A coalition of more than 120 organizations support this important bill and worked tirelessly to see it passed.

Scholarships to Change Lives: AFSCME Council 5 recently awarded scholarships to 21 students pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees. Applications are available until May 1st for next year’s scholarships.

Predictions: Wellstone Action, the organization formed and dedicated to the late Senator Paul Wellstone’s progressive ideology, highlights the importance of working hard and working smart as the 2014 elections inch closer. The organization is dedicated to the late Senator Paul Wellstone’s belief in connecting grassroots activism and civic engagement to create legislative success stories.

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