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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The Link: Suburbs and the New American Poverty

01/16/2015

Here is the latest edition of the Link. 

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MoveMN Proposes Balanced Plan to Fix Minnesota’s Urgent Transportation Needs

01/16/2015

Last week, MoveMN announced its proposal to fix the state’s transportation system with improved efficiencies and additional dedicated funding. The Alliance is a member of this statewide coalition of more than 200 businesses, organizations and local governments, calling for a 10-year commitment to fixing Minnesota’s bridges, improving state highways and local roads, expanding access to transit, and creating safer routes to schools and work.

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Gentrification and Inequality: Mapping a New Way Forward

01/16/2015

As transit and other infrastructure improvements come into low-wealth communities, long-term residents sometimes get displaced. But this doesn't have to be the case. A study prepared by Boston University’s City Planning and Urban Affairs program highlights the ways that planners, government officials, and other key decision makers can ensure that residents are able to stay in their beloved neighborhoods.

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When Will the North Face its Racism?

01/16/2015

If we are truly committed to dismantling the racial disparities that are pervasive in the Twin Cities, we have to have a better understanding of how we arrived at this point in our nation's history. This article by Isabel Wilkerson gets us there, indicating that northern states like Minnesota's dismal outcomes for people of color stem from the region's own struggle with racism.

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Organizer Roundtable: Strategizing, Visioning and Goal Setting

Join us for our next Organizer Roundtable! Presenters will share how strategizing, visioning and long term goal setting drives their day to day organizing around racial justice issues. Be a part of the conversation to discuss ways in which we all can approach organizing from a more proactive standpoint.

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Annual Report 2013
01/04/2015

Thank you for helping advance the work of the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability in 2013. Together with our partners, we are advancing racial, economic and environomental justice in economic growth and land development in the Twin Cities region.

We are challenging the status quo that has discounted people of color for far too long. We are holding contractors accountable to meeting their goals, bringing those most affected by development decisions to policymaking tables, and advocating for the investment that would allow us to build our transit system twice as fast. We are committed to this work because we know it is possible to live in a region free from racial, economic and environmental injustice.

The work that you will read about in this report illustrates the steps that we are taking to make equity a reality in this region. Thank you for joining us in that work. 

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Common Ground: Winter 2014
01/14/2015

The latest edition of the Common Ground features a cover story about a historic Transportation Advisory Board vote. In addition, it includes a story on how community groups are building power for transit equity, a report-back from HIRE Minnesota’s work on keeping state contractors accountable to meeting their hiring goals, the North Minneapolis Greenway survey results and more. 

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