The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition of grassroots organizations that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in growth and development patterns in the Twin Cities region.
The Link: The Unrelenting Challenge of Unemployment
Check out our latest edition of the Link.
Announcing New Funding Opportunity
The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for community organizations to conduct outreach and gather input from north Minneapolis residents on the proposed north Minneapolis greenway. The purpose of this grant application is to broaden the reach of previous and current outreach efforts in order to better engage underrepresented communities, which include, but are not limited to: communities of color, immigrant communities, people with disabilities, seniors, youth, and renters. Proposals are due December 23.
Star Tribune: Counterpoint - Economic Equity is Indeed a Group Effort
In this Star Tribune article, commentators Maykao Hang, Chris Ferguson and Met Council chair Susan Haigh discuss the positive impacts that the Met Council can have on our region by identifying and removing the barriers that keep many of our residents of color in poverty.
Star Tribune: Low Wage Workers Need Transit Options
A study from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies reaffirms the many economic and societal benefits of investing in transit. The study illustrates that transitways significantly improve mobility and that development is occurring among new and emerging transit corridors. In fact, even more money would likely flow if certain expansion and regulatory uncertainties were addressed by policymakers. But the most compelling case made in the study is how mass transit can improve the lives of low-wage earners.
Organizer Roundtable: Becoming Better Allies
No matter what community or issue we’re organizing around, good allies can help a community succeed. Join the Alliance for the last Organizer Roundtable of the year where presenters will discuss how organizers and social justice advocates can be better allies to communities they work with.
Advancing an Equity Agenda for the Twin Cities Region
A CURA Reporter commentary by Neeraj Mehta and Tracy Babler explores how using an equity framework will provide disadvantaged communities access to opportunities such as housing, jobs, and education, thereby closing the racial gap that pervades the Twin Cities region.
Common Ground: Spring 2013
The spring 2013 of the Alliance’s newsletter, the Common Ground, tells powerful stories about our current issues and campaigns. It lifts up the work of our partner groups and shows how, together, we are creating opportunities to advance regional equity in the Twin Cities.