Community in action
Policy has shaped community. It’s time for community to shape policy. At all levels of government, our agency advocates for and advances policy that promotes, protects, galvanizes, and heals the communities we serve.
Community in action
We are committed to addressing the root causes of the challenges that bring people with unmet basic needs to the doors of our centers and enterprises.
Our policy work is developed with, by, and for those who have been historically excluded from the process: African Americans, Indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, refugees, and people in poverty.
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“We need public policy that meets this moment—true, comprehensive healthcare, housing, healing, and justice for all.” — Kenzie O’Keefe, Director of Policy & Advocacy
OUR POLICY PLATFORM
Health & Human Services
We are working to expand access to culturally-relevant models of holistic healthcare (including community health workers). We’re also advocating for increased funding for community-based programs in the areas of family stabilization, employment support, food access, and childcare.
Economic & Community Development
Our policy agenda focuses on equitable neighborhood development that avoids gentrification and displacement. We are also working to champion a reimagined system of public safety, and to protect the financial stability of community artists.
Youth & Education
We are working to increase funding for out-of-school time youth programs, providing safe opportunities for young people in our communities. Our efforts are also focused on dismantling the racial opportunity gap and promoting new, innovative models to prepare our young people for success.
REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY
Reimagine Public Safety is an original docuseries produced by the Policy & Advocacy Team at Pillsbury United Communities. Filmmaker D.A. Bullock explores community perspectives on policing in the city of Minneapolis and the possibilities that exist to reimagine and transform our systems of public safety.
Next installment coming soon!
New installments of Reimagine Public Safety will be released every month. You can join the conversation about public safety in Minneapolis with the hashtag #ReimaginePublicSafetyMN.
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GET IN TOUCH
As our work in the policy space continues to take shape, we welcome the input of all who live and labor in our communities. If you have any questions, suggestions, concerns, or any other comments to share, we encourage you to contact Kenzie O’Keefe, our Director of Policy & Advocacy, at KenzieO@pillsburyunited.org.