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: PolicyLink Lifts Up Green Line Organizing Successes and More

08/21/2014

Here is the latest edition of the Link!

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Organizer Profile: Meet Hua Vang

08/21/2014

Hua Vang is the Food Justice Coordinator for West Side Community Organization. After graduating from High School, Hua attended St. Gustavus Adolphus where she majored in environmental studies and minored in art. “I originally thought I would be an art major but found it difficult to find jobs in that field,” said Hua. “Since I have always cared about urban gardening and making sure families have access to fresh produce and green space, I looked into environmental studies where the job outlook was much more promising.”

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Push Is On for Securing Equity Commitments in SWLRT Project

08/21/2014

The Hennepin County Regional Rail Authority and the Metropolitan Council held a joint hearing last Wednesday to hear public testimony on the Southwest Light Rail Transit following changes to the initial plans as a result of a mediated deal between the city of Minneapolis and the Met Council. During the hearing, the Equity Commitments Coalition for SWLRT and our allies, shifted the focus from debates about co-location of freight and light rail to racial disparities in the transit system and strategies to help the line benefit more low-income communities and people of color.

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On #MikeBrown: A Reader

08/21/2014

On Saturday, August 8, an unarmed teenager by the name of Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. At the Alliance, we believe that it is important for equity allies to pay attention to what this shooting, and others like it, tell us about structural racism in America. We have compiled a list of resources from people of color and others that not only shed perspective on what happened in Ferguson but also share the larger narrative of how racism leads to policies and practices, such as police brutality, that negatively impact people of color. 

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Organizer Roundtable: Organizing in the American Indian Community

Join us for our upcoming Organizer Roundtable. Organizers and other community leaders in the American Indian community will share how they are building power to advance their issues and campaigns.

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Equity Commitments for Southwest Light Rail Transit
05/23/2014

The following document of transit-related equitable outcomes are based on a series of conversations focused on how communities of color in Minneapolis can benefit from the SWLRT project. We are offering targeted strategies that will create wealth and economic opportunity. A particular emphasis on north Minneapolis was applied to these equity commitments.

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Common Ground: Spring 2014
06/03/2014

The latest issue of the Common Ground features a cover story about creating geographies of opportunity throughout the Twin Cities. It also highlights our work at the Move MN table to pass a comprehensive transportation bill and shares stories from our other campaigns that are producing more equitable outcomes in the region.

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