Black lives matter. Now is the time to listen, learn, and get to work.

MCH Advocates, We mourn the murder of George Floyd and the countless black individuals before him who have had their lives cut short by racism and police brutality. We stand in solidarity with our neighbors and community members in Minneapolis and across the state. We are committed to finding solutions that elevate voices of color, […]

Fridays with Fatima 2019 V6

Hi all, I hope you’ve had a productive week! Here’s what happened this week… The One Minnesota Vision The Walz and Flanagan administration released their inaugural budget this week. The much-anticipated budget is the blueprint of the administration’s priorities for the 2020-21 biennium and will be used as a starting point of negotiations between the […]

Fridays with Fatima 2019 V1

Let’s Get this Session Started! Hey Everyone – welcome to the start of the 2019 legislative session! My name is Fatima Moore, and I’m the Public Policy Director for Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. Every Friday I will be sending an update to our Communications Director, and she will push it out to all of you! […]

I Vote, You Vote, We Vote!

My name is Carmel San Juan and I’m an intern with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless this semester. I’m registered to vote tomorrow — are you? Keep reading for more information and FAQs about voting in Minnesota. We need your advocacy! Your vote matters. Are you ready to vote this Tuesday, November 6th? The […]

Get out the vote on Election Day!

Election Day is tomorrow! As a direct service provider, you have an important role in helping shelter guests and housing residents exercise their right to vote. You or your clients may vote if they don’t have a permanent address. People experiencing homelessness can register to vote using the location of where they sleep as their […]

What you need to know about voting and voter engagement in 2016!

Election Day is coming up quickly on November 8th, and now is the time to start planning to make sure your organization – your clients, staff, board, volunteers, and donors are registered to vote, educated about voting, and ready to get out the vote on Election Day. While a lot of the media attention is focused […]

No special session, no bonding bill

A special session is off the table. The Governor and House Majority Leaders failed to reach a negotiation that would resurrect the Legislature’s work this year. A lot of funding was at stake for Minnesotans experiencing homelessness. Both chambers passed a bonding bill that included $45 million for housing. However, a last minute amendment was […]

Three Questions To Ask Candidates

Updated August 22, 2016 This year, every seat in the Minnesota Legislature is up for election. As lawmakers and candidates hit the campaign trail, it’s important that they hear from you about housing and homelessness. What you share with candidates influences their priorities and decision making. It’s just as important as advocacy during the legislative […]