To our NOC community:
The heart of our work at Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) has been about building real and lasting power for communities of color and under resourced communities in Minnesota. Whether we are building transformative movements for police accountability, workers’ rights, quality public education or any number of worthy causes, one thing has always been true about us: our communities are the core and backbone of this organization. But, these are very challenging times. Our resiliency is being tested by an emboldened right-wing, both in Washington and here at home. Our communities are under continuous attack, requiring the very best of all of us.Read more
It’s not enough for Trump and the GOP to try to destroy our health care; they want to destroy our economy too. They chose another Wall Street insider to run our economy in service of the banks, and we need to fight back!
Today is the Senate nomination hearing for “Wall Street Lawyer” Randal Quarles as the Federal Reserve vice chairman for supervision -- what many consider to be the top banking watchdog role in the country. But Quarles spent his entire career helping big banks and Wall Street firms, and profiting from bank bailouts while families struggled during the financial crisis. Instead of reining in the banks, Quarles wants to unleash their risky behavior again and tear apart Dodd-Frank protections through the backdoor if Congress doesn’t.Read more
Today is a historic day in Minneapolis! The City Council just passed a $15 minimum wage!
When workers first started fighting for $15 years ago, we were told it was impossible: that $15 was too high, that there was no political support. But workers kept pushing anyway: marching, rallying, calling council members, collecting 20,000 signatures to go on the ballot when it became clear the City Council wouldn't pass it otherwise, fighting for the ballot measure in the Minnesota Supreme Court, and stopping corporate lobbyists' efforts at the legislature to preempt cities' rights to raise the minimum wage.
One year ago yesterday, delivering petition signatures for our $15 minimum wage ballot initiative.
Despite all the obstacles, workers built an unstoppable movement. And now, 71,000 Minneapolis workers are getting a raise, primarily Black and Latinx -- a momentous step toward closing our racial and economic disparities.
THANK YOU for everything you've done to get us to this historic moment.
When we fight, we win.