On Tuesday, Jan. 4, Minnesotans gathered on the front steps of the Minnesota State capitol Building in St. Paul. Organized by the Minnesota Coalition for a People's Bailout, the action coincided with the opening of the Minnesota State legislature.
Linden Gawboy, of the Twin Cities-based Welfare Rights Committee said, "Because of the recent election, right-wing Republicans have control of the Minnesota House and Minnesota State Senate. In the past several years, we have seen them come up with crazy ideas - based on poor-bashing, racism and greed. They have tried to take away the programs and services that we need to survive, especially now, in these times."