As a coalition of St. Paul organizers and groups, we call on St. Paul residents to tell the city council to vote NO on the proposed ordinance 21–6.

This ordinance threatens First Amendment rights by dramatically increasing regulations targeting protesters in our city without…


St Paul City Council

This summer, in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, thousands of Twin Citians protested police violence and demanded that public officials divest from police and invest in community, amplifying the powerful demands that Black and brown organizers have been making for generations. …


Art by Alex Dresdner. Photo by Sally Pemberton

We all want to feel safe in St. Paul. No matter what we look like or where we live, we all deserve a city that cares about us, that makes us feel like we belong.

In 2020, we have faced compounding crises…


We are proud to close 2019 with a movement of hundreds of people across all wards in the Root & Restore community in St. Paul. We know that a multiracial, class-diverse, and gender-expansive movement grounded in alternatives to policing, community solutions sourced from the leadership of those closest to harm…


As Mayor Carter and the St. Paul City Council consider the 2020 budget and supplemental funding for public safety, Root & Restore makes the following recommendations.

Saint Paul deserves violence intervention approaches that are led by and center community members with shared lived experiences. We already have a Village of community members and leaders who are involved in and committed to intervening and encouraging positive changes for those who are at risk of or are engaged in violence — but they need to be funded and resourced to do that work effectively.

To stop the violence, we need to #FundTheVillage, not more police or law enforcement programs. We support the community investments in the supplemental public safety budget proposal as important first steps toward this vision.

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Bob Blake is running for City Council in Ward 5. Learn more about him at https://bobblakeforward5.com.

What is your vision for safety and wellness rooted in St. Paul communities? As a city councilmember, what concrete steps would you take to support that vision? …


Suyapa Miranda is running for City Council in Ward 5. Learn more about her at mirandaforward5.com.

What is your vision for safety and wellness rooted in St. Paul communities? As a city councilmember, what concrete steps would you take to support that vision? …


Abu Nayeem is running for City Council in Ward 1. Find out more about him at www.facebook.com/AbuForWard1

What is your vision for safety and wellness rooted in St. Paul communities? As a city councilmember, what concrete steps would you take to support that vision? …


Jessica Kopp is running for St. Paul School Board. Learn more about her at http://www.jessica4stpaulschools.com/

How do you understand the school-to-prison pipeline, and how will you work to eradicate it?

As I understand it, the school-to-prison pipeline describes the movement of disadvantaged youth through our school systems into our prison…


Steve Marchese is running for St. Paul School Board. Learn more about him at https://www.steveforspps.com/

How do you understand the school-to-prison pipeline, and how will you work to eradicate it?

The school to prison pipeline needs three things to exist — harsh disciplinary policies that focus on punitive responses to…

Root & Restore St Paul

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