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Faith-based organizer shares lessons from Minnesota’s progressive year 

Members with ISAIAH’s childcare initiative Kids Count On Us lead a press conference at Playschool Childcare, in Maplewood, MN during a Childcare Week of Action (Photos courtesy of ISAIAH)
Members with ISAIAH’s childcare initiative Kids Count On Us lead a press conference at Playschool Childcare, in Maplewood, MN during a Childcare Week of Action (Photos courtesy of ISAIAH)

After winning back the majority last year, Democrats in Minnesota now control both state legislative chambers and the governor’s office. They’ve been harnessing that power to pass historic investments in families, healthcare, voting and the environment.

But grassroots activists say lawmakers could not achieve these wins without the years-long labor of organizers on the ground.

Here & Now’s Deepa Fernandes speaks with Doran Schrantz, executive director of ISAIAH and “Faith in Minnesota,” two nonpartisan groups of faith communities organizing for racial and economic justice.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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