BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 5/05/10
Fight Back! interviewed Linden Gawboy, a leader of the Welfare Rights Committee and the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout on the implications of the May 5 Minnesota Supreme Court decision limiting Governor Pawlenty’s power of unallotment.
BY Jess Sundin | Minneapolis, MN | 3/27/10
We have a social safety net that is nearly gone, and the politicians are stealing the last crumbs from the tables of our state's poorest families. Not only do they ignore our kids when they cut the budget, they try to hide the fact that children make up the majority of impoverished people in this country.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 3/25/10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Welfare Rights Committee on the corporate media coverage that followed their March 23 die-in if front of the office of Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 3/23/10
Tombstones and bodies filled the halls outside the Governor’s office here, March 23, as participants in a ‘die-in’ demonstrated against the effects of Governor Pawlenty’s proposed cuts in health and human services.
BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 12/27/09
Governor 'Scrooge Pawlenty' was by visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future at his mansion here on Dec. 22.
BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 12/17/09
Anti-war protesters gathered at the office of U.S. Representative Betty McCollum here, Dec. 17, to say to no to the war on Afghanistan and to oppose any new taxes to pay for the war.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 12/02/09
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee and the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout gathered in the state capitol building, Dec. 2, outside the room where Minnesota Management and Budget department heads presented the ‘November Forecast,’ projecting a $1.2 billion deficit.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/28/09
More than 50 people gathered here, for an Oct. 28 mass community meeting to demand a moratorium or foreclosures and for protections for renters in foreclosed properties.
BY Mick Kelly | St. Paul, MN | 7/02/09
More than 50 people rallied in front of the Governor’s Mansion here, June 30 to slam Governor Pawlenty’s plan to cut hundreds of millions from health care, education, local government aid and human services.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 2/22/09
The Welfare Rights Committee testified Feb. 18, in front of the Senate Health and Human Services Budget division.