NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Policy Action Mobilizes Northside Community


(Northside-PAC) Fact SheetMinnesota continues to be one of the most prosperous states in the nation. Never the less, not all Minnesotans benefit from this prosperity. Communities throughout the state, face increasing rates of poverty; inadequate employment; increases in youth and gun violence; and a skyrocketing foreclosure rate. These issues, exacerbated by pronounced race and class disparities, disproportionately affect the North side of Minneapolis.

Northside Policy Action Coalition (NPAC) mobilizes community-members to access the legislative process and influence policy that impacts the Northside. Our objective is to increase awareness and motivate the African American community and other disenfranchised individuals and communities to realize their political power.

Urban and Suburban, Young and Old, Neighbors and Business Leaders all coming together with a shared intent to put those legislative issues which will make a difference for the Northside … and the State … front and center with the people who hold power.

Current members of Northside-PAC include:
Northway Community Trust
Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)
Minneapolis Urban League
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Inc.
Turning Point
Emerge Community Development
Click here to read the Northside Policy Action Coalition2011 Policy Agenda

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