Become informed about the recommendations of the Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020, the election process, legislative issues, and collaborating organizations also working to end poverty.

Our goal is to supply you with the tools to end poverty by 2020.  It is possible, as everything we need is already at hand.

Click here to read the Legislative Commission to End Poverty (full report).

Minnesota Church Ladies Videos

Budget Holes and Hotdish:
 Church Ladies agree charity won’t be enough for the investments our communities desperately need.  At a recent meeting of the Ladies Aid, the members of the Minnesota Church Ladies came to the conclusion that their creative solutions may not be sufficient for the state’s crucial needs.

Therefore, we believe there is enough for all to have enough, if we all do our part. All sectors of society play a significant role in ending poverty, and government must play a substantial role because only the public sector can operate at a scale to ensure access, equity and opportunity to end poverty
Wedding Cake Conundrum: This video, starring the Minnesota Church Ladies, is the second in the Enough for All Series, produced by A Minnesota Without Poverty. When it’s time to serve the wedding cake the Church Ladies discover they have a problem: Will there be enough? They discover they have the courage to solve the conundrum and there is indeed enough for all. Their situation mirrors current state and federal challenges and can make the solution to our conundrum abundantly clear also.

Public Policy Pickles:  The Minnesota Church Ladies are back with the third video in the Enough for All Series. Once again they make a discovery: When one person is affected, we are all affected. Five vignettes tell the story: Earl Lost His Job, 24/7, The Local Library, After School, and Pickle Jar. And the bottom line is this: We have enough for all to have enough. And–We all hurt when some of us don’t have enough.

Capitol Capers for Our Kids:  The year is 2020. A child speaks: “Grandma, tell us the story of how you and your friends became famous and ended poverty.” So, she tells the story how the Minnesota Church Ladies decided to use their new-found “celebrity” to help end poverty in Minnesota, how they went to the capitol, with their hot dishes, to meet with two legislators who had been leaders on the Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020. Their mission: to reinvigorate the Commission’s report and the recommendations. Only problem: How do you find a legislator?

Links

  • At a time when 14 million people are out of work, the House approach to the federal budget fails those who are struggling most, according to a new report by the Coalition on Human Needs for the SAVE for All campaign.
  • Join the movement! Half in Ten is participating in a campaign called “Strengthening America’s Values and Economy (SAVE) for All.” The campaign represents a broad coalition of groups advocating for protecting low- and moderate-income people from devastating cuts and preserving the capacity of the federal government to respond to recessions.
  • Donna Cooper, “Infographic: Tax Breaks vs. Budget Cuts,” Center for American Progress, February 22, 2011
  • Coalition on Human Needs: SAVE for All campaign statement of principles and Leadership Conference: grassroots toolkit