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On the streets for a people’s agenda at MN governor debate

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Cop tries to prevent Deb Konechne from leading chants at governor debate

Minneapolis, MN – As the candidates for governor were preparing to debate inside the Pantages Theater here Sept. 15, about 30 members of the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout, including folks from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee and the Welfare Rights Committee were on the street out front.

Inside the debate, Rosemary Williams, of the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout, rose from the floor and challenged the candidates on the issue of education, specifically the closure of the only public high school in North Minneapolis, a predominantly Black part of the city, and the less than equal education opportunities for African American students.

Coalition groups have actively followed the candidates on the campaign trail to promote a people’s agenda.

Linden Gawboy of the Welfare Rights Committee stated, “We were there to send a message to the politicians and the audience members. We want jobs or income now. Stop foreclosures and evictions. Stop attacks on immigrants.”

Protest in front of Pantages Theater, as gubernatorial debate was starting

Picketers demand a moratorium on home foreclosures.

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