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AgricultureArtsCriminal Justice and Public SafetyDemocracy & Civic EngagementEconomic & Community DevelopmentEducationEmployment/
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EntrepreneurshipHealth & Health CareHousingImmigrationPoverty/Income MobilityInfrastructureNatural Resources/
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Rural-Urban Relationships
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Expand access to land for new /beginning farmers, (immigrants & people of color)Focused funding for underserved groups (i.e. immigrant youth elderly in assisted living)Reduce disparities in Contact (stop & search), Arrest & Charging & SentencingAre based on recognition of Indigenous people’s sovereignty & treaty rightsBring living wage jobs & viable income to lower income householdsEliminate higher education attainment gaps based on race, geography, …Help employers develop the skills to lead inclusivelyProvide sustainable funding for inclusive entrepreneurshipEliminate disparities in access to health careResult in a diverse range of senior housing optionsAccurately value the importance of immigrant labor & buying powerIncrease state Earned Income Tax Credit benefitsIncrease capital for development & maintenance of roads, bridges, sewers etc…Provide guidance on climate resilient infrastructureSupport Annual Social and Cultural Exchange Programs
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Protect /strengthen small & medium size farms (incl. tax breaks and tariff relief)Arts & cultural development within communities of color for & by communities of colorSupport creation of Diversion Courts (drug, homelessness /mental health)Fully fund voter registration & education efforts (i.e. absentee voting rights)Draw resources to non-county seat townsPrioritize MN’s Education system transformation, not improvementExpand access to affordable childcare for all workers across MNView Entrepreneurship as a pathway to inclusion- welcoming communitiesResult in Universal Health CareIncrease funding for worker housing & subsidized housing across stateAdd citizenship status as protected class in state lawAccelerate the ability of families to use TANF to increase their earningsReflect impact of aging/failing basic infrastructure (utilities, sidewalks…)Support development of clean energySupport investigation & communication of multiple types of rural urban interdependencies
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Support new & alternative markets (eg. Organic, perennials for biomass…)Support placemaking initiatives in small and medium townsAbolish for-profit prisonsState Investment/ Organization to be complete full 2020 censusRetain wealth in the community in which It was generatedProvide statewide access to high quality and affordable Early Childhood EducationWorkforce Development strategies that create pathways for allReduce barriers to entry for entrepreneursProvide funding for preventive services (WIC, home visiting, immunizations…)Change subsidized housing regulations to support multigenerational livingResist Federal Policy & ICEProtect SNAPBuild coalition of cities working on infrastructure issues (transportation, public & private buildings…)Address water quality issues in a way that honors all stakeholdersRepair relationships between rural and urban Minnesotans
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Support transition when farmers need to pass on landFund sustainable main streets programs using the artsExpand access to Voting Rights & expungementResult in non-partisan redistricting reformSupport new forms of currency (eg. Scryp)Access to free 2 year vocational or community college for allWorkforce Development strategies that attract top talentDevelop youth entrepreneurship education in all communitiesSupport caregivers: universal paid leave & Caregiver Tax creditProvide more opportunities for lower/middle class to buy homesEnsure that all MN residents have access to drivers’ licenses & IDs regardless of immigration statusResolve increasing
income instability among elders
Expand/enhance access to affordable high-speed broadband statewideApproach economic development through resource restoration lens, not resource extractionReflect awareness of economic interdependencies
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