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Mar 04th


Saint Paul voters "Say Yes" for Saint Paul Public School students

The voters of Saint Paul on Tuesday approved the Saint Paul Public School District's 2012 Strong Schools, Strong Communities excess property tax levy referendum. This property tax levy will replace a voter-approved property tax levy that expires at the end of 2012. The new property tax levy will provide $39 million each year for the next eight years for critical educational services provided by the largest school district in Minnesota.

Minnesotans stand up against marriage discrimination; Reject divisive amendment

WASHINGTON – Upon news voters in Minnesota voted down the discriminatory anti-marriage amendment, HRC President Chad Griffin made the following statement:

Obama Wins the 2012 Election: Obama's Complete Presidential Victory Speech

Four more years. 

NAACP Battleground Poll: African Americans strongly distrust the Republican party to advance civil rights

(WASHINGTON)— NAACP's election eve battleground state poll shows African Americans strongly distrust the Republican party to advance civil rights.

Justspeak: “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Romney and the Republican Party

Justspeak: “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Romney and the Republican PartyAlexis Charles Henri Clérel de Tocqueville, Gunnar Myrdal, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. What do they all have in common, besides being deceased and white men? Alexis de Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America published in two volumes (1835 and 1840) in which he made observations about the impact of slavery on the newly-formed American society; Gunnar Myrdal ( a Swedish economist) wrote An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944) on U.S. race relations; and Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. was chair of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorder established by President Lyndon Johnson after the 1967 race riots. The Kerner Commission (as the report was called) prophesized "... Our nation is moving towards two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal."

Minnesota Supreme Court issues order on voting rights for felons who have not been convicted

Recently the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order on a voting rights case. The case clarifies that the thousands of Minnesotans whose felony guilty plea has not been accepted and recorded by the court and are otherwise qualified can legally vote in the upcoming elections.

2012 Presidential Election information

The Ramsey County Elections Office has prepared the following information describing preparations and procedures for the upcoming presidential election on November 6.

A letter to my people

A letter to my peopleI am an 82-year-old Black woman who has been involved in the struggle for justice and equality most of my life.

Panel discussion smoothes encounter between Ellison, Fields

MINNEAPOLIS — A face-to-face encounter between Democratic Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison and Republican challenger Chris Fields was a much more subdued event than their previous debate when the candidates verbally attacked each other.

Tori Hill seeks MN house seat

Tori Hill seeks MN house seatEducation is a top priority in the household of Tori Hill.

Vote No on the voter restriction amendment

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