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The goal of this initiative is to shift the discussion of police violence in Minneapolis from one of procedural reforms to one of meaningful structural change. “We will achieve this by presenting a practical pathway for the dismantling of the Minneapolis Police Department; the transference of its social service functions to community-based agencies and organizations; the replacement of its emergency intervention functions with models not based on military methods; and the redirection of resources to support community resilience and people-directed development.” DONATE GET INVOLVED
Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. “We believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. We organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments. We do not believe that increased regulation of or public engagement with the police will lead to safer communities, as community testimony and documented police conduct suggest otherwise.” DONATE
Since 2017, Black Visions Collective, has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations before us in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota. “We aim to center our work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop our organizations core “DNA” to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns. By building movements from the ground up with an integrated model, we are creating the conditions for long term success and transformation. DONATE
Women for Political Change (WFPC) holistically invests in the leadership and political power of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota. “We are living in a society in which our dominant institutions actively benefit from and perpetuate oppressive systems, including patriarchy, transphobia, white supremacy, xenophobia, and classism. By investing in young people and creating alternative spaces for community education & healing, we are challenging these systems of oppression and shifting the face of power within public and political leadership.”
Twin Cities Mutual Aid Project is a collective that maintains two tools, the Twin Cities Mutual Aid Distribution Map and the Twin Cities Open Stores Map, to help people find and distribute essential supplies while our communities face intense hardship and disruption. The TCMAP team tracks the supplies available, supplies needed, and volunteer opportunities at more than 200 aid sites in the Twin Cities area.