Southwest Light Rail project

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Metropolitan Council may fall short on opportunity for racial equity


The Met Council and the City of Minneapolis announced early last month that they have reached a deal on the Southwest Light Rail project. With continued promises by the Metropolitan Council to address persistent racial and economic disparities across our region, ISAIAH, a coalition of over 100 congregation, released the following statement:

“ISAIAH believes we must work together to create prosperity, health and wholeness for all people. Every public decision must reflect our highest values and aspirations. They ought to unite rather than divide our communities and they ought to foster prosperity for all rather than a few. “The $1.7 billion Southwest Light Rail investment has significant potential to further racial and economic equity in our region. Continue Reading →

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