Every week, Alliance for a Better Minnesota will highlight the important work being done in the progressive community. Focusing on issues that impact Minnesotans’ lives, this important work helps Minnesota continue moving forward.
MN Women and Families: Earlier this month, the Women’s Economic Security Act was approved by Gov. Dayton. Following this progressive trend is the “Women & Families Economic Security Summit“: a three-part summit to discuss issues such as the gender pay disparity, paid leave and sick time, and helping single-parent families. The first summit took place this week in Duluth, and the final summit will be hosted by the White House next month.
Housing: Following Gov. Dayton’s approval of four major bills this week, homeless service agencies across Minnesota will receive part of the $100 million construction bonding bill, in order to decrease the estimated 10,000-14,000 Minnesotans sleeping on the streets.
Veterans Memorial: This week, state and tribal leaders met at the state capitol to honor American Indians who have served in the military. The memorial is located in an area known as the Court of Honor. American Indians have served in the military at a higher rate than other groups of people. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council furnished the plaque.