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On the streets for a people’s agenda at MN governor debate

By staff |
September 15, 2010
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Cop tries to prevent Deb Konechne from leading chants at governor debate
Above:
Cop tries to prevent Deb Konechne of the Welfare Rights Committee from leading chants at the picket in front of the governor candidates’ debate. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
Protest in front of Pantages Theater, as gubernatorial debate was starting
Picketers demand a moratorium on home foreclosures.
Right:
Protest in front of Pantages Theater, as gubernatorial debate was getting under way. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
Left:
Picketers demand a moratorium on home foreclosures. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN - As the candidates for governor were preparing to debate inside the Pantages Theater here Sept. 15, about 30 members of the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout, including folks from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee and the Welfare Rights Committee were on the street out front.

Inside the debate, Rosemary Williams, of the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout, rose from the floor and challenged the candidates on the issue of education, specifically the closure of the only public high school in North Minneapolis, a predominantly Black part of the city, and the less than equal education opportunities for African American students.

Coalition groups have actively followed the candidates on the campaign trail to promote a people’s agenda.

Linden Gawboy of the Welfare Rights Committee stated, “We were there to send a message to the politicians and the audience members. We want jobs or income now. Stop foreclosures and evictions. Stop attacks on immigrants."

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