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A new highlight in Vox of the career of Robert Greenstein, capitol hill’s “lobbyist for the poor”, is not only a fascinating read about a storied political career, but also acts as a sort of history lesson . . .

Back in September, Community Action issued a call for nominations for our new employee recognition program, the Staff Spotlight. Senior Leadership asked folks to nominate staff members . . .

Last week, Minnesota Community Action Partnership executive director, Bill Grant, issued an impassioned and detailed call to action published in the MinnPost . . .

Community Action is partnering with Keystone Interpreting Solution and the Deaf Community Support Center to host a free Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic on Tuesday, November 15 . . .

In 1954, at the urging of major US veterans organizations, November 11 officially became a federal holiday called Veterans Day, a day for honoring the service of all US military veterans . . .

As Minnesotans, we all know about Give to the Max Day, which lands on Thursday, November 17 this year. But many might not be aware that Early Giving is already underway . . .

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and there are many ways that you can celebrate across the Twin Cities . . .

We’re one day from Election Day for the 2022 Midterms, so—if you haven’t already—now is the time to make a plan how you will vote this November. Here’s a step-by-step of what you’ll need to do before November 8, 2022 . . .

The rising cost of housing in Minnesota has been swirling through the news lately . . .

In early October, Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced that congress had allocated $18 million in federal funding to help Minnesota families pay their heating and utility bills this winter . . .

Xcel Energy, like many energy service providers across the country, is making a push towards electrification. This is a huge part of their goal of being 80% carbon-free by 2030 and 100% carbon-free by 2050 . . .

We have been following the City of St. Paul’s People’s Prosperity Guaranteed Income Pilot Program on this blog for about a year, including recently released data that demonstrates the program’s success . . .

Now that applications are open for the Student Debt Relief plan the Biden Administration announced on August 24, there’s a lot of information to sort through for potential applicants . . .

Community Action will be partnering with our friends at the American Red Cross Blood Services to host a blood drive on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 10 AM to 4 PM . . .

We are happy to follow up on on our blog from July 19, 2022 and share the news that more than one million frontline-worker Minnesotans will begin to receive payments this week . . .

With congress recently passing a lot of large, complex legislation, it’s hard to sort out how funds will be allocated, where the funds will go, and how these funds will affect our communities . . .

Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule goes into effect on October 1, 2022 and will be in place through April 30, 2023. This is a state law that protects Minnesotans from having their electric or natural gas shut off . . .

We are almost halfway through National Hispanic Heritage Month, and, while many of the festivities have past, there are still plenty of ways that you can celebrate . . .

Early voting begins today across Minnesota both for early voting in-person and early voting by mail. In-person early voting will go on from today through November 7, while voting by mail must be received by October 18th . . .

As various funding for pandemic relief comes to a close, hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans face uncertainty as their SNAP benefits could be significantly reduced, in some cases by as much as 50% . . .

Community Action recently bid farewell to Tony Kiene, who moved onto a new role at the Rae Mackenzie Group. Since 2009, Tony worked in many capacities as a writer for the agency . . .

With less than 10 days before the 2022 Midterms gets into full swing, it’s hard to know how and where to get started to make sure your voice is heard on Election Day . . .

Registration is now open for the upcoming MinnCAP conference on September 28, 2022 at the Duluth Entertainment and Conference Center . . .

On September 14, as the Minnesota Reformer reports, the St. Paul City Council is set to roll back many of the features of the Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance passed less than a year ago . . .

In June, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) kicked off its “Summer of Jobs” campaign in Mankato. The three primary goals of this statewide initiative are to . . .

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance

    49,780

  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start

    1,622

  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization

    245

  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes

    1,743

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