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Minnesota is finally acting to protect Native women

Opinion-Star Tribune-September 27, 2019
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force will use data to identify and fight systemic causes of violence.

‘Not one more’: Minnesota launches task force on missing and murdered indigenous women

Star Tribune-November 22, 2019

Minnesota House passes Equal Rights Amendment

Star Tribune-March 7, 2019
It would put a measure on the 2020 ballot letting voters decide whether to alter the state’s Constitution to say people have equal rights regardless of gender.

Silenced, slain or disappeared: Indigenous women are focus of new task force

MPRNews-June 6, 2019

Credit compromise for legislative wins in 2019

Editorial-Star Tribune-May 31, 2019

MN House passes MMIW bill (again), North and South Dakota bills became law earlier this year

Bluestem Prairie-May 10, 2019

Lawmakers to discuss creating Task Force on Missing and Murdered …

KSTP-January 27, 2019
Mary Kunesh-Podein, a descendant of the Standing Rock Lakota Tribe. … Kunesh-Podein is proposing legislation to create a Task Force on …

Minnesota bill is a good start to reducing, ending violence against …

Opinion-Star Tribune-January 27, 2019

Bill seeks to address Minnesota’s missing and murdered indigenous …

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press —February 1, 2019
“This is a national endemic,” said Kunesh-Podein, the bill’s chief author … The Minnesota task force outlined in Kunesh-Podein’s bill would be…

‘It’s time for justice. It’s time for healing.’: Bill seeks to address …

Park Rapids Enterprise-February 1, 2019

Efforts to get ERA bill through Minnesota Legislature complicated by …

MinnPost-January 25, 2019
Kunesh-Podein was followed by a legal scholar, a labor leader, a sexual assault counselor, a county commissioner and others who spoke of…

Minnesota legislature takes on controversial issue dating back to 1923 …

City Pages-January 29, 2019
Mary Kunesh-Podein and St. Paul Democratic Senator Richard Cohen. The stated purpose of the ERA is simple. It guarantees that “equality …

House panel highlights bills against gender-based violence

Star Tribune-January 29, 2019
Mary Kunesh-Podein, was one of the first on the committee’s agenda. The New Brighton Democrat is also sponsoring another bill that would …