Protesters Rally Against Payday Lenders In Mpls.A number of community leaders came together Tuesday to speak out against what they call predatory loans that target the poor. The group held a protest outside a Payday America in Minneapolis, where they accused payday lenders of charging unreasonably-high interest rates and fees for emergency loans.
At Capitol, Health Experts Tie Low Wages To Low Life ExpectancyA group of health experts and faith leaders were at the state capitol Monday to ask lawmakers to raise wages to improve the health of workers. Statistics show that low-income workers die eight-years earlier than other workers. Shaquonica Johnson, 37, has been a personal care attendant for 15 years. She works several different jobs at $8.50 an hour to care for her two children.
Group Calls On Next Gov. To Close Racial GapA coalition of faith leaders is calling on Minnesota's next governor to elevate racial inequalities in education, health and jobs to a major policy focus.