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: When Crisis Strikes, People of Color Most Vulnerable

07/10/2014

Here is the latest edition of the Link.  

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Meet Sunny Chanthanouvong

07/09/2014

Meet one executive director who is passionate about ensuring that his community's voice is added to the civic engagement process in Minnesota.

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Increasing Bus Ridership in the Twin Cities

07/10/2014

A recent article in the Star Tribune discusses how Seattle, a city with a population similar to that of the Twin Cities, boosted bus ridership - averaging 62 percent more weekday riders than the Twin Cities in 2012. Another Star Tribune article, which prominently quotes Neighborhoods Organizing for Change's Michael McDowell, says that the Twin Cities could increase its ridership by adding shelters and lighting at bus stops, particularly in North Minneapolis where these amenities are lacking.

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Riding the Metro Green Line

07/10/2014

The Metro Green Line has been up and operating for several weeks. While there are a few kinks in this new transit system, there are positive things to report. An article in Pioneer Press indicates that the line has beat ridership projections for the second week in a row, and usage continues to grow.

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Organizer Roundtable: Stops for Us - What's Next?

A powerful coalition of organizations secured 3 missing station stops along the Central Corridor at Western Ave, Victoria Street, and Hamline Avenue. Now that the stations are built and the Green Line is up and running, join us for our next Organizer Roundtable to hear these community leaders talk about what is next for their communities.

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National Report: Work for All the Crafts
06/10/2014

A national report, released today by Good Jobs First, celebrates the restoration of the historic St. Paul Union Depot which created 660,000 hours of work for about 2,000 workers across 13 different trades. The report lifts up the work of the Stops for Us campaign which secured the three missing stations along the line, stimulating development and other potential benefits for the community. It also cites the work of HIRE Minnesota, whose efforts were instrumental in ensuring that people of color and women were hired for the jobs generated through the Union Depot project. 

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the latest newsletter

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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