Politics in Minnesota. November 14, 2012.
“I thought there was a real collective failure to see the fight as winnable,” said Javier Morillo, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26, another important player in the campaign against the amendment. “It was like pulling teeth to get other unions to contribute, to think about it as anything that anyone should invest in.”
The coalition that eventually came together to fight the measure — known as Our Vote Our Future — was led by TakeAction Minnesota. Along with SEIU and ISAIAH, it included AARP Minnesota, the Land Stewardship Project, the Minnesota AFL-CIO, The Arc Minnesota and Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, among others.
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