BY Mick Kelly | St. Paul, MN | 12/25/00
The Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition (MN-WRC) put Michael O'Keefe, the state commissioner of Human Services, in the hot seat on December 3.
BY Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, MN | 7/26/00
The MN Welfare Rights Coalition (MN WRC) won a victory at the State Capital in the 2000 legislative session.
BY Linden Gawboy | Minneapolis, MN | 7/11/00
"It's time to declare war, on the war on the poor," said Glen Johnson of the Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition (MN-WRC) as fighters gathered here, June 23, for a crucial statewide meeting.
BY Kim DeFranco | Duluth, Minnesota | 10/19/99
More than 100 people, from across the state, came to the governor's mansion on August 20 to demand that Governor Ventura "stop the time clock" on the 5-year limit on welfare.
BY Deb Konechne | St. Paul, MN | 7/19/99
More than 100 low-income protesters laid siege to the office of Reform Party Governor, Jesse Ventura, on April 23. Organizers from the Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition demanded Ventura address the disaster caused by the new welfare reform program, the Minnesota Family Investment Plan (MFIP).
BY Mick Kelly | St. Paul, MN | 4/13/99
"We have forced the politicians to re-open the debate on 'welfare reform,'"; stated Deb Konechne of the Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition (MN-WRC).
BY Mick Kelly | St. Paul, MN | 1/04/99
Low-income people from across Minnesota packed the State Capitol Building rotunda on January 5, to demand that politicians undo the attacks on welfare.
BY Staff | St. Paul, MN | 1/04/99
Low income people from cities across Minnesota confronted Commissioner Dave Doth, of the Department of Human Services on December 11.
BY Mick Kelly | Minneapolis, MN | 10/21/98
Hennepin County Commissioners got an earful, when more than 100 people packed a September 8 hearing on Minnesota’s new welfare program.
BY Deb Konechne | Duluth, Minnesota | 10/21/98
On August 8th, the Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition held a statewide meeting in Duluth to discuss the effects of Minnesota's new welfare program, MFIP-S (Minnesota Family Investment Program-Statewide) and to lay plans for fighting at the county and state level.