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Legislative Session Fails to Advance Racial Justice or Provide Adequate Investments In Minnesota’s Families ISAIAH released the following statement about the just concluded session and its historic failure to pass legislation advancing racial and economic justice in Minnesota: “This session presented a major opportunity to address the crisis of our state’s growing racial and economic inequity by putting families and communities first. Clergy and people of faith looked to our elected leaders to move beyond the status quo with courageous leadership to make our state one that reflects our highest values and aspirations. Read More
Health Experts Say Paid Leave Policies Create Better Health Outcomes Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, and other health experts, joined faith and community leaders at the State Capitol for a press conference to bring attention to a new report released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) with research that shows paid sick leave, paid family leave and other workplace policies that support job stability play a significant role in improving and supporting the health of families and communities. Read More
Transit Riders, Faith and Community Groups Call For Expanded Public Transportation Funding One hundred transit riders from ISAIAH, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, and other members of the Move MN coalition joined with state leaders, including Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith, State Senator Scott Dibble, Met Council Chair Adam Duininck, and State Representative Frank Hornstein in a rally outside the State Capitol, calling on the legislature to guarantee expanded public transportation as part of a comprehensive, multimodal transportation plan. Read More
Faith and Community Leaders Announce Initiative to Close the Race Gap in Minnesota’s Juvenile Justice System On Thursday February 5,  faith leaders from African American communities and ISAIAH joined community and state leaders to announce their commitment to end racial disparities in Minnesota’s juvenile justice system. “Our juvenile justice system is broken and racialized; and the time is now to repair it,” declared Rev. Ovester Armstrong, Jr., pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in Minneapolis. Read More
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ISAIAH is a community of thousands of people of faith in Minnesota who are motivated by love for God and belief in the dignity and sacredness of all people to act for justice and equity. Together, we amplify our voices to effectively influence decision makers to develop laws and policies that help lift people out of poverty and remove barriers to opportunity.
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