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.

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Announcing the Stops for Us Video

09/25/2014

We would like to announce the release of the Stops for Us video, now available on You Tube. This video celebrates the successful local campaign that led to a change in national transit policy. The addition of 3 stationstops along St. Paul’s Central Corridor (now called the Green Line) light rail transit project created a critical transit access point for low-wealth, communities of color along University Avenue. It also prompted the Federal Transit Administration to alter it’s national “performance measures” criteria, which gave equal weight to considerations like economic development, environmental sustainability and social benefit.

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The Link: Metro Transportation Funding Now Tied to Race, Poverty and More

09/25/2014

Here is the latest edition of the Link.

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North Minneapolis Greenway Survey Results

09/25/2014

Over the spring and summer of 2014, the Alliance, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and 13 neighborhood and community organizations, conducted outreach and engagement along the proposed North Minneapolis Greenway. Partners conducted door knocking and held meetings and events to inform residents about the greenway and to gather input via surveys.  A total of 2,040 surveys about the greenway were completed and about 70% of the people who completed surveys reported that they were north Minneapolis residents. 

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Hardly Any of My Best Friends Are Black – A Structural Perspective

09/25/2014

A few weeks ago, the Washington Post reported the results of a study that show that the average White person in America hardly has any non-White friends. In a 100-person scenario, the average White person has 91 times as many White friends than Black friends; the average Black person has 10 times as many Black friends than White friends. This article by Center for Social Inclusion says that this data is not only important in helping us understand how our communities are designed, but also in moving us toward solutions that will help us bridge racial divides and expand opportunity for communities of color.

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Organizer Roundtable: Building Power in the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

Join us for our upcoming Organizer Roundtable. Organizers and other leaders in the Asian American Pacific Islander community will discuss how they are building power, framing issues and advancing racial justice so that no one is left behind.

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Equity Commitments for Southwest Light Rail Transit
05/23/2014

The following document of transit-related equitable outcomes are based on a series of conversations focused on how communities of color in Minneapolis can benefit from the SWLRT project. We are offering targeted strategies that will create wealth and economic opportunity. A particular emphasis on north Minneapolis was applied to these equity commitments.

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Common Ground: Spring 2014
06/03/2014

The latest issue of the Common Ground features a cover story about creating geographies of opportunity throughout the Twin Cities. It also highlights our work at the Move MN table to pass a comprehensive transportation bill and shares stories from our other campaigns that are producing more equitable outcomes in the region.

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