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 Lead in Diversity Growth and More

11/10/2014

Here is the latest edition of the Link.

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Solution Oriented Approaches to Tackling Racism

11/10/2014

While the everyday experiences of people of color and indigenous communities tell us that racism is a present-day problem, there are steps that we can take to dismantle it. In this Everyday Feminism article, author Andrew Hernann proposes 4 things we can do to fight this injustice together. In addition, communities who are affected by inequities can address acts of racism by centering the conversation around their experience instead of the desires and expectations of white people. This happened last week when thousands of people, led by the indigenous community in the Twin Cities, protested the Washington football game and demanded that the team change its racist name.

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Minneapolis and Utilities Establish Unique Clean Energy Partnership

11/10/2014

The Minneapolis City Council approved agreements with Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy that will establish a City-utility Clean Energy Partnership to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. The Clean Energy Partnership came about following discussions over renewing the City’s franchise agreements with the two utilities. 

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Bringing Human Rights Home: Engagement and Environmental Justice

11/10/2014

Environmental justice is a movement that highlights issues such as health, access to safe drinking water, and housing that are at the heart of laws focused on human rights. Thus, at its core, environmental justice is about the intersection of human rights, the environment, and how people can equitably access the resources they need to survive. This article by the Environmental Protection Agency further illustrates the connection between the two.

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Organizer Roundtable: Organizing with a Class Lens

Join us for our upcoming Organizer Roundtable. Presenters will discuss how to approach organizing work through a class analysis. Be a part of the discussion to learn about the ways in which class intersects with race and place.

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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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