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.
Minnpost: Southwest Light Rail is an investment in equity
The Southwest Light Rail line is an investment in equity, even if it does not address all of the disparities that our disadvantaged communities have faced. There is no magic train or perfect alignment that can fix the decades of disinvestment experienced by communities of color in the region. But if we let perfection be the enemy of the good, how much longer would our communities wait for investment?
The Link: Opportunities in the Region Vary by Race and Place
Here is this week's edition of the Link: Opportunities in the Region Vary by Race and Place.
Wages Don't Match Housing, Food and Transportation Costs
The National Low Income Housing Coalition just released its annual report "Out of Reach." The 2014 edition of the report shows that the wage needed to afford a two-bedroom in Minnesota is $16.46. The average is more than two times the state’s minimum wage.
St. Paul: East Side Group Awarded for Inclusion
The Fostering an East Side Transit Equity Conversation (FESTEC) campaign was an organizing initiative for transit on the East Side of St. Paul. A steering committee of District Councils and other neighborhood groups hired nine organizers of color to bring forward the voices of women, low-income, and communities of color to make decisions about transit on the East Side. The group was recently given an award for promoting diversity, inclusion and multicultural awareness.
Organizer Roundtable: Organizing for Healthy Communities
Join the Alliance for our next Organizer Roundtable. Presenters will share what they are doing to make healthier communities. Be a part of the conversation to discuss ways in which policy change, targeted investment and cross-issue collaboration could strengthen current efforts to improve the health of all.
Advancing an Equity Agenda for the Twin Cities Region
A CURA Reporter commentary by Neeraj Mehta and Tracy Babler explores how using an equity framework will provide disadvantaged communities access to opportunities such as housing, jobs, and education, thereby closing the racial gap that pervades the Twin Cities region.
Common Ground: Winter 2013
The winter 2013 of the Alliance’s newsletter, the Common Ground, tells powerful stories about our current issues and campaigns. It lifts up the work of our partner groups and shows how, together, we are creating opportunities to advance regional equity in the Twin Cities.