Beacon Lobby Day & Capitol Rally for Housing Justice

Thank you to all the UUCM members and friends who joined the Beacon Lobby Day and Capitol Rally for Housing Justice on Monday, March 20. Hundreds of people turned out to the rally to urge our lawmakers to prioritize fully funding rent support for Minnesotans in need. Bring It Home Minnesota would help make sure low-income Minnesotans don’t have to spend more than 30% of their income on rent. The plan has support from key DFL legislators in the House, Senate and governor’s office—so it could face fewer roadblocks to passage than previous years.

After the rally, our UUCM group visited our elected representatives in the Minnesota State House and Senate. Rev. Lisa joined several other faith leaders in delivering a message to the rallygoers and our lawmakers. She explains why our faith as Unitarian Universalists calls us to support our community in this way. Social Justice Ministry Chair Mike Elliot was able to capture it on camera and you can watch it here and please view more images from the day here.

The next Beacon event is the monthly “Rent is Due: Day of Action” on April 3. You can sign up here.

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