Minneapolis is rich in its growing diversity, but too often poor in opportunities that all residents can enjoy. Creating a more equitable city will take courageous leadership, an intentional commitment to racial and economic equity, and authentic engagement with communities of color.

Voices for Racial Justice convened the OUR MPLS network to launch a campaign for racial equity in the city of Minneapolis. As OUR MPLS partners, we support the work of each organization in aligned campaigns for racial equity on issues including responsible banking, parks equity, and police accountability. The Politics is Local training initiative grew out of our efforts and is led by partners who are training community members throughout Minneapolis to become historically grounded, politically knowledgeable leaders to advance a racial equity agenda.


OUR MPLS Racial Equity Agenda