March 26, 2017

Europe’s New Deal

by Steve Tuckner (Comm/Tech Committee) Europe is falling apart. First there was Brexit. Next it might be Italexit or Frexit. Country by country the far right has captured the imagination of the voters because national governments have abdicated their economic policy to an unelected European elite. In an attempt to pull Europe back from the breach, a new organization has …

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March 20, 2017

Minnesota Data Practices Training

Thanks to everyone who attended Our Revolution MN’s session on March 20th: “Minnesota Data Practices Training”. Other training sessions will follow around the state! Anne Gomez set the stage for us as participants in the Minnesota Data Practices Training. We came as individuals with an intellectual challenge and — in an instant — she drew us together in the emotional …

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March 19, 2017

Bots for a Better World: Text Resist to 50409

by Colin Lee ResistBot is the best new tech tool for civic engagement. It’s so simple: Text the word “resist” to 50409 (without quotes.) A very well-written software program will text you back. In the span of only four to six one-line SMS messages, you will have sent a fax to each of your U.S. Senators and your Congressperson. It …

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February 8, 2017

Showing Up

“It’s ironic,” I thought, as I pedaled furiously along the Midtown Greenway, “that I spent so much emotional energy being outraged at the news of the travel ban, and yet lost track of time at the end of the day and am late to protest.” This is the reality and danger of the citizen’s experience: you want to make a …

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January 26, 2017

Power of the People

A first-hand account of the Women’s March from a member of Our Revolution MN By Robert Roedl Traffic was backed up almost to the Minneapolis border as droves of people flooded into St. Paul for the Women’s March around noon on Saturday. The event started at 10:00 AM. My wife and I didn’t know how lucky we were to be …

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January 16, 2017

Let’s March.

Get ready to march, Minnesota! Link: Women’s March Minnesota All are welcome and encouraged to stand up with our female friends and neighbors. The larger the crowd, the louder our message. This march is for everyone, and every person counts.   What is it? On January 21, as the Women’s March on Washington converges on the National Mall, more than …

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January 16, 2017

The Caucus System

An ORMN member’s reflections on the caucus system. Confusing? Not really. Important? Absolutely. Fun? Sure, and I recommend bringing a friend. On Tuesday Dec. 13, I showed up at the Solar Arts Building for the Our Revolution Minnesota (ORMN) hosted panel discussion called “Caucus 101: Why Caucus Matters” in hopes to better understand the caucus process and feel less intimidated. …

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January 5, 2017

What Happened to 2016’s Resolutions?

Now is the time of year when many Americans write lists: of presents, of goals, or resolutions. Remember back to March 1st of 2016 when Minnesotans were collectively building lists of resolutions at our precinct caucuses.   In SD 62 Ward 8, one of my neighbors didn’t structure of her resolution “correctly” so a few folks helped her reword it, so …

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September 28, 2016

The Revolution needs Ranked Choice Voting

By Austin Blanch When Bernie Sanders did not receive the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, many of us faced difficult emotions. Through that disappointment, we have come together on important issues and questions affecting our lives, despite differing allegiances. We can all agree that we need to change the way our politics work, while strengthening the voices of voters. That’s why …

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September 21, 2016

Vote Yes 4 Mpls Kids: Mpls referendum endorsed by Our Revolution MN

On Sunday, Our Revolution MN members decided to support the the Yes for MPLS Kids referendum. The referendum will be on the ballot on November 8, 2016. The Minneapolis Public Schools district is asking voters to renew the existing levy that is set to expire this year. It is a renewal of the existing levy that was approved by voters 8 …

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