The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition of grassroots organizations that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in growth and development patterns in the Twin Cities region.

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The Link: Creating a Love Letter to a Neighborhood and More

04/23/2015

Here is the latest edition of the Link.

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Understanding the Hmong Story

04/23/2015

In this short video by Hmong Pioneers youth interns, Hmong community members reflect on their history and how they immigrated to the United States.

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House Roads Bill Will Force Bus Cutbacks

04/23/2015

A recently proposed Minnesota House bill places a higher priority on bridge and road construction than public transit. It would significantly impede our region’s ability to build out its transitways and it would also negatively impact bus service. Met Council officials project that the bill would require them to cut bus route funding by 8 percent, or about $28 million, in 2016 — with additional cuts in subsequent years. A commentary in the Star Tribune signed by 10 suburban mayors explains why these cuts would not only hurt the people who use transit but would negatively impact employers as well.

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Are States Protecting the Most Vulnerable with their Environmental Justice Policies?

04/23/2015

When President Clinton signed executive order 12898 in 1994, there were only four states with any kind of policies resembling environmental justice — policies that are designed to protect people of color and low-income from being exposed to pollution and other environmental ills at levels higher than other populations. While all 50 states and the District of Columbia have some type of environmental justice law today, this post from Grist’s Brenton Mock argues that many of those policies lack substance and are not protecting the vulnerable populations they were designed to protect.

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Organizer Roundtable: Moving from Allyship to Solidarity

Join us for our next Organizer Roundtable! Presenters will discuss the importance of organizing white people for racial justice. Be a part of the conversation to discuss the ways in which to move whites from working from a place of allyship to solidarity. 

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Equitable Transportation Investments for All Minnesotans
02/02/2015

Investing in a comprehensive transportation system, including public transit, roads and bridges, and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, will create greater access to jobs and opportunities for all Minnesotans. These investments make our state more economically competitive and position Minnesota to thrive in an increasingly global economy. To maintain our competitive advantage, build up our under-utilized local assets, and generate entrepreneurial activity, Minnesota needs to step up and make the kind of game changing investments that will lead to long-term, shared prosperity. test

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Common Ground: Winter 2014
01/14/2015

The latest edition of the Common Ground features a cover story about a historic Transportation Advisory Board vote. In addition, it includes a story on how community groups are building power for transit equity, a report-back from HIRE Minnesota’s work on keeping state contractors accountable to meeting their hiring goals, the North Minneapolis Greenway survey results and more. 

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