This is a list that we pulled together for our “timeline” in September 2006. Our timeline featured press coverage, photos and fliers etc. to illustrate each of these 332 events, and we pasted the items on long rolls of banner paper. That timeline burned with our office in the Walker Church fire that happened in May 2012.
11/24/1992 March on Governor’s mansion.
1/5/1993 Opening day rally – Say No to Welfare Cuts; Picket for Justice
1/26/1993 Carlson releases state budget with cuts to the poor.
3/1/1993 First WRC newsletter
3/24/1993 Poor People’s Lobby Day. We hunted them down (gave people pictures and said be aggressive. We were).
6/22/1993 Sleepout on the sidewalk at the Mpls YMCA to protest their tearing down affordable housing.
8/10/1993 Protest against Mpls Mayor Fraser. He said “women who have children out of wedlock should not go on the dole.”
9/17/1993 Brought coffins to Hillary Clinton’s speech to protest bad healthcare reform proposal.
10/2/1993 Traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to protest with welfare warriors
10/15/1993 “We Demand Respect” campaign at Hennepin County welfare office. Had phone recording of worker calling welfare recient “asshole.”
10/30/1993 Spooky Halloween party
11/18/1993 “We Demand Respect” campaign – marched to Engstrom’s office. Had to break through cops
12/1/1993 2nd WRC newsletter
1/29/1994 “Survival meeting” at Sabathani. Against welfare cuts and $ for jails.
2/22/1994 Opening day rally – Stop Workfare / Slave Labor. Also, we were pushing our bill to raise the grants! By nearly 50%
3/22/1994 WRC and UOPN members pack a house hearing – crowd the testifiers table, start chanting and shut the hearing down!
4/15/1994 600 person protest. 10 1/2 hours. We set up camp at captiol. 6 did CD. Tent city – banners on tents. Slogans: Down with MN’s welfare reform. Stop Clinton’s attacks on welfare. No slave labor.
6/15/1994 Protest against Clinton – one day after he unveiled plan to “end welfare as we know it.”
6/24/1994 Protested Clinton at $1000 plate fundraising dinner in downtown Minneapolis. Issue was combo of welfare and Haiti. Some arrests.
7/1/1994 Celebration BBQ at Whittier park
7/26/1994 Crashed DHS so-called ‘public hearings’ on welfare reform. They didn’t let us know about it!
8/1/1994 Fought for education in STRIDE program. Hearing at MCC
9/1/1994 Used threat of legal action to get SPRC to give us list of worfare sites
10/1/1994 Sent letter to all orgs doing workfare in Ramsey county, telling them to stop.
10/16/1994 Sent letters to Mpls and Henn County public officials RE parking tickets
11/1/1994 Organizing people to fight ideas like ‘fingerprinting,’ workfare, and Arne Carlson’s idea to get rid of Work readiness.
11/1/1994 Stopped rampant car-ticketing outside Century Plaza. Got writeup in City Pages
11/2/1994 SPRC sent letters to all the non-profits that WE sent letters to (our letters asked the non-profits to stop workfare) – the SPRC was trying to undo our work
11/3/1994 Forced SPRC to give us info that 73% of CWEP slaves were Asian.
11/26/1994 March on Governors mansion. Followed by hot glazed ham dinner.
12/1/1994 Went to RAP board meeting and stopped workfare at RAP
12/16/1994 Protest at Second Harvest Foodbank against their using workfare slave labor.
12/17/1994 Senate public hearing against welfare cuts.
1/1/1995 Delivered a 22-page critique of welfare bil to all the politicians
1/1/1995 Sent at least 23 people to testify against HF1
1/1/1995 Sent survey to legislators
1/3/1995 Opening day protest, where we marched all through the capitol and SOB. Got MPIRG and WWW to sign on. Against HF-1. They did welfare reform as FIRST bill. “Rally For Justice”
1/18/1995 Hundreds of Hmong march to the House Hearing, fight with cops. Against “Hmong Slavery.”
1/26/1995 Sen. Don Samuelson writes a letter to all the Senate Committee members. The letter was in response to a flier we did (partially handwritten) denouncing his bill.
1/26/1995 Shut down Senate hearing by chanting outside.
2/1/1995 2nd capitol protest.
2/1/1995 Protest of Gov Carlson’s budget proposal speech Downtown St. Paul
2/1/1995 Several mobiliziations and letters against Sen. Samuelson. In March, too
2/13/1995 Anti-Poverty Bill introduced – sponsors Sen. Pappas and Rep. Clark
2/14/1995 “Family Day Rally,” we signed on, but didn’t show up cuz of House Hearing action. So no one was there.
2/14/1995 Mick, Linden and Deb K arrested taking over microphone at house hearing.
2/23/1995 Protest at capitol. Against HF1 and SF5. Also in favor of antipoverty bill. Nine pepole blocked the House Chambers. In CD action.
2/28/1995 Protest against Carlson – “stop him before he cuts again!”
3/1/1995 Forced meeting with state troopers in Governor’s office
3/1/1995 Many groups signed on to protest campaign against capitol cop brutality
3/1/1995 Packed a House hearing.
3/2/1995 Protest outside House Chamber against HF5
4/15/1995 Buried contract on America in front of Republican HQ. It was they day Newt Gingrich brough elephants to Washington D.C.
4/19/1995 A WRC member went on the Oprah! Show
4/19/1995 Mick and Lindens trial for taking over microphone.
4/26/1995 Contact on America protest. March with coffins to Repub HQ. Pinatas of Carlson and Gingrich. Small note: they wanted to get rid of school lunch
5/1/1995 A play featuring Dole, Gingrich, Clinton and Gramms. No idea of the date
5/1/1995 Henn County DID release the names of nonprofits doing workfare.
5/1/1995 MN state Welfare reforem passed. End of Work Readiness
5/1/1995 Sent a letter to all legislators telling them to commmit to not inflicting bodily harm on protesters
5/1/1995 WRC on Melchizedek Society radio show. No idea of the date
5/1/1995 WRC speaks at MCC about education in welfare
5/17/1995 Put out flyer calling for supporters to come to our court trial.
5/22/1995 “Report card” on last day of session
6/1/1995 Dept of Public Safety wrote a letter defending their bad conduct during arrests
6/21/1995 Protest Clinton at Peavy Plaza, followed by march to federal building. Focus was attacks on immigrants and refugees.
6/27/1995 SPRC wrote letter saying they wouldn’t release names of non-profits doing workfare in Ramsey County
7/1/1995 WRC celebraton meeting – we moved into Sabathani
7/24/1995 Benefit for WRC by Pokonoes band at Fernandos
8/23/1995 Proteste at Peavy Plaza and federal building, where we demanded a veto
9/7/1995 Form letter from Phil Gramm ‘thanking’ us for busting up his campaign event.
9/11/1995 North Mpls community meeting
9/12/1995 Protest at Mpls Federal building.
9/19/1995 McDonough community meeting
9/21/1995 Protest at Mpls Federal building against US Senate passing welfare reform. Demanded a Clinton veto.
10/19/1995 Protest outside DFL Headquarters. Forced their dirctors to send a fax to MN Fed. Politicins with our demands.
10/20/1995 Angry letter to DHS about their ‘redesigning welfare’ meetings.
10/30/1995 Letter from Bruce Vento responding to fax we forced DFL folks to send
11/1/1995 Letter from Hmong members to President Clinton
11/1/1995 National campaign to demad a Veto
12/1/1995 Community Forum at Sabathani
12/20/1995 Press conference and protest at State Capitol Christmas Tree.
1/1/1996 Clinton vetoed ONE of the welfare reform bills – NO IDEA OF DATE
1/1/1996 Protest against Arne Carlson, “servant of greed,” at SOS state in front of Chamber of Commerce at suburban hotel
1/11/1996 North Mpls community meeting
1/16/1996 Opening Day rally.
1/19/1996 MLK day action
1/29/1996 32 testifiers at Senate hearing
2/1/1996 Protest against more welfare bashing bills
2/1/1996 We stopped fingerprinting and sterilization of welfare recipients. We stopped the idea to deny AFDC to mothers for 5-years after they leave prison, and a two-year limit
2/26/1996 36-person CD at state capitol. Banged on pans for 6+ hours. Shut down all the hearings. Was this really the year? I thought it was 1997??
3/7/1996 Statewide rally – MOD-Squad from duluth, Women for change, Winona, Feminist single moms of Mankato.
3/29/1996 Stood outside house chambers with giant checks comparing AFDC yearly income to governor’s yearly income. $6314 vs. $114,506. Brought checks to Governor’s office.
4/1/1996 Deb K was on Jason Lewis show, with Goodno and Samuelson (oddly, it was Lewis against the 3 of them!)
4/1/1996 MNJOBS bill passed. We were mad.
4/1/1996 National “Stand for children”
4/13/1996 Community forum: “Today’s worker could be tomorrow’s welfare recipient”
5/1/1996 Mothers Day benefit at Riverside Café
5/1/1996 Telling people to call Clinton and demand a veto
6/1/1996 Packed Wellstone’s office. Demanded he press Clinton for a Veto. Aso demanded that the bill benefitting Hmong veterans be stand alone and not attached to an immigrant bashing bill. Don’t know date.
6/1/1996 Protest at Special Session againt new twins stadum. Don’t know date
6/1/1996 Statewide MNWRC formed.
6/4/1996 MOD/Duluth protest at St. Louis County
7/12/1996 Boycott Wisconsin campaign – against WI’s welfare reform, W-2.
7/31/1996 National day of action against federal welfare reform. WRC organized actions in 40 cities. We had a march in downtown St. Paul and duct-taped dozens of signs to Dem HQ. We were on ABC news.
8/1/1996 Hunger strike begins
8/7/1996 Hunger stike ends Aug. 7
8/22/1996 Press conference at St Paul federal building aginst Clinton signing bill
9/1/1996 Community meeting on welfare reform
9/2/1996 Letter to acting DHS commissioner John Petraborg about closed door meetings
1/7/1997 March on Capitol – Demand MN make up for federal cuts.
1/7/1997 Opening day rally.
1/28/1997 Pack the Senate hearing
2/7/1997 Pack the Senate hearing, again
2/26/1997 Capitol protest with arrests.
2/28/1997 Duluth MOD demands end to secret welfare hearings.
3/7/1997 Protest at Capitol – Give state surplus to the poor!
3/26/1997 Statewide protest
4/30/1997 Protest at “Arne’s BBQ”. Same day, also had a protest at Arne’s office as he got ready to sign bad welfare bill.
5/7/1997 Protest at Capitol – part of national day of action to undo SSI and food stamp cuts to immigrants. turn over $2.3 billion surplus to the poor
5/15/1997 Protest at HC-WO demanding education, end to sanctions, childcare, etc
6/1/1997 “Wanted posters” against Berglin and Greenfield
6/1/1997 Protest against Sen. Neuville (the white devil) in Northfield, MN
7/1/1997 Statewide day of protests against start of 5-year clock. We went to HC-WO
8/1/1997 Federal government undoes SSI cuts to most immigrants.
8/1/1997 Met with Wellstones office
8/22/1997 Hmong Community meeting
8/28/1997 Protest at St Paul Federal building to demand food $ for immigrants. Then we took a bus to the DHS building and stormed the lobby, demanding to speak to Commissioner Doth
9/11/1997 WRC celebration at Deb K’s house
9/25/1997 Met with DHS commisioner Dave Doth to demand food $ for immingrants
10/18/1997 Held a Statewide organizing training
10/24/1997 Went to special session on the Twins stadium – demanded state food money for immigrants cut off federal food stamps – We won that same day!
12/1/1997 MNWRC sends 11-page legislative proposal to all 201 legislators
12/1/1997 Started putting out MFIP-S atrocities around the state
12/19/1997 At this point, we had sent 800 postcards to Clinton
12/21/1997 Sent letters to orgs to tell them to sign on to our proposal
12/31/1997 New Year’s Eve protest at HC-WO. Last day of AFDC – Protest against MFIP-S
1/18/1998 We were on the front page, (first BIG headline) of Winona Post
1/20/1998 Opening day protest – demand to undo the cuts and stop 5-year limit
1/26/1998 Anti-Poverty Bill introduced – sponsors Sen. Sam Solon & Rep. Jaros, both of Duluth
1/30/1998 Big senate hearing on Anti-povety bill
2/10/1998 Another big hearing on Anti-Povety bill
3/1/1998 Duluth started campaign against St. Louis county abuses
3/4/1998 protest at house chambers: MFIP-S – MN families in poverty – statewide
3/7/1998 Picket at House chambers
3/19/1998 Protest at captiol: Minnesota Families in PROTEST – statewide
4/17/1998 Protest at HC-WO against county abuses of MFIP recipients
4/17/1998 Protest near last day of session
5/1/1998 A big victory of legislative session was stopping $100 cut families in subs housing and securing food $ for immigrants
5/1/1998 Statewide meeting to start documenting MFIP-S abuses around the state
5/14/1998 Forced a meeting with Dan Engstrom – Head of HC welfare
5/20/1998 Somali community meeting at Brian Coyle: Demand Daycare, ESL, education and translation.
6/6/1998 Benefit party for Black Radical Congress
6/18/1998 KWRU Freedom Bus stops in Mpls
6/19/1998 WRC and LIPOP speak at Black Radical Congress in Chicago
6/29/1998 Follow-up meeting with that lying Dan Engstrom
7/1/1998 Picket at Henn. County as Freedom bus arrived at UN
8/8/1998 MNWRC meeting written up in FB!
8/11/1998 Protest, followed by packing the Hennepin County Board meeting
9/1/1998 Met with CAFIU delegation from China
9/1/1998 Organizing in the Somali community
9/8/1998 Henn County hearing on welfare issues – they were forced to have it by our protest 3 weeks earlier
9/26/1998 Wrote angry letter to Mark Andrew, Henn County Cmmsr who turncoated on us
10/22/1998 Protest and Public testimony at Henn County board
11/6/1998 Protest at DHS (led to 12/11 meeting with Doth)
11/14/1998 Sent a nice letter to newly-elected Jesse Ventura asking to meet
11/17/1998 Duluth LIPOP goes to county board to demand a public hearing on MFIP
11/24/1998 Created the MNWRC “Platform.” Asked groups to sign on.
12/11/1998 Met with DHS commisioner Dave Doth. Put up “Wanted” posters of Doth around DHS after he refused to meet our demands.
1/1/1999 MNWRC platform – urged other groups to sign on.
1/5/1999 Opening day rally – lots of demands on that flyer.
1/12/1999 Duluth LIPOP pickets and forced county board to have a hearing on MFIP on their turf, at LIPOP
1/20/1999 Duluth community meeting on MFIP with county board and DHS reps.Forced new commissioner O’Keefe to respond in newspaper
1/20/1999 Protest at Jesse’s: Use the surplus for the poor
1/30/1999 MNWRC had SIX bills at the capitol!
3/3/1999 Realeased the results of our survey of over 200 MFIP recipients, showing MFIP is a disaster
3/5/1999 Huge “MFIP is a Disaster” hearing at Senate. Distributed dozens of stories of horrible abuses suffered by MFIP families. At least 50 people showed up from around the state
3/18/1999 Protest at Bradley’s house hearing
3/24/1999 Protest at Senate Hearing against their plan to steal welfare money
4/23/1999 Protest at capitol – MFIP is a disaster – fix it now! At protest, we spoke out strongly against Ventura’s poor-bashing remarks. Got a lot of media
5/5/1999 Protest against time limits and sanctions – part of national week of actions
5/10/1999 Protest at conference committee hearing and for a week outside chambers as politicians tried to steal from the poor.
6/18/1999 “Homelessness is a crisis” protest at HC-WO
6/19/1999 Noted that Politicians didn’t want to discuss welfare, but we forced it!
7/30/1999 Statewide meeting in Duluth
8/20/1999 Protest at Ventura’s mansion – smash the clock!
9/25/1999 Protest and march to stop the land grabs – against taking public housing on north side and against Hwy 55 taking native lands
10/4/1999 Protest against northside demolitions
10/8/1999 LIPOP protest in Duluth against DHS Commisioner Michael O’Keefe
10/13/1999 Released our survey of 60 folks living at the Drake and 410 shelters – exposing bad conditions and calling homelessness a crisis. Marched through HC govt center with bullhorn, Engstom and Huskins office
10/15/1999 Spoke at non-profits’ homelessness task force on “homelessness is a crisis.”
10/29/1999 30 people came to Huskins/engstom meeting. Gave list of 25 problems
11/2/1999 Testified at Henn County board mtg – about homeless conditions
11/5/1999 MNWRC meeting
11/19/1999 Another protest at HC Gvt center on homeless issues, followed by mtg with Engstrom
12/3/1999 Protest at DHS – exposed O’keefe for pushing bad welfare policy at legislature
1/25/2000 Press conference and picket at Senate hearing against 100% sanction bill
2/1/2000 Protest at capitol
2/4/2000 Protest at senate hearing
2/17/2000 Follow Goodno Day! We had a press confernce against his 100% sanction bill and then followed him all day at the capitol.
2/23/2000 Protest at house hearing. Put Goodno ‘on trial’
2/24/2000 Then, people chained themselves to Goodnos door, after a sit-in. 5 arrested. Our demand was that he drop his 100% sanction bill
3/16/2000 Picket at House chambers
3/26/2000 Picket at Minneapolis Institute of the Arts to protest their closing of Rodeway Inn overflow homess shelter
3/28/2000 Court date for Goodno door chainers.
3/29/2000 Picket at House chambers
3/30/2000 Picket and protest at Rodeway Inn, against closing overflow homeless shelter.
4/16/2000 2nd court appearance for Goodno protesters
5/1/2000 Stopped the 100% Sanctions, held off $100 cut, stopped cuts to immigrants
5/9/2000 End of conference committe press release blasting theft of TANF $ for Ethanol, judges, and other rotten things
5/17/2000 End of session. Gave the “Meanest politician of the year” award. Probably to Goodno.
5/31/2000 Linden says “Boo!” outside O’keefe lying speech. Gets arrested.
6/7/2000 Protest at HCWO – against Ventura’s lie about MFIPS being the same as the pilot project
6/30/2000 Protest against time limit – hitting in 2 years
8/22/2000 4th anniv of welfare signing – Duluth, Moorhead, Twin cities (at federal Bldg)
11/14/2000 Community forum and speakout against time limit
11/22/2000 No Thanks thanksgiving at mansion
1/1/2001 Stop the Five-Year Limit Coalition
1/3/2001 Opening day – “Stop the time limits” and sanctions. Put a Time limit on povety. 12-Foot Hammer. 5000 PAPER DOLLS.
1/3/2001 Opening day rally – “put a time limit on poverty”
2/1/2001 “Ventura-ville” cardboard box homeless village outside Ventura’s office.
2/15/2001 SF770 – A bill to REPEAL the time limit
2/26/2001 Day on the hill – lobby day and rally
3/15/2001 Protest/press conference against the “unbiased” legislative auditor report.
3/26/2001 Protest outside house hearing
3/28/2001 Packed a Senate hearing
4/4/2001 Poor Peoples Court – Put Goodno and Bradley on trial outside house hearing room
5/3/2001 Protest at capitol. Sitin at house chambers. 8 arrested. $12,000 bail each!
6/18/2001 Put up cardboard box “Republican-ville” outside House chambers
8/29/2001 Protest at Ventura’s mansion – as first 5 families (who came from other state) were going to be cut off
10/26/2001 National forum with poor-bashing guest speakers at Humphrey Institute at U of M. WRC crashes it – causes quite a stir.
11/21/2001 Forced dozens of tombstones on Ventura’s aides, after our “No Thanks” Thanksgiving
11/30/2001 Protest at Ventura’s office as more families cut off
12/8/2001 Emergency Summit against the time limit
1/1/2002 Stop the Five-Year Limit Coalition
1/29/2002 Opening day rally – for a Moratorium
1/29/2002 Opening day rally was also the day Ventura presented his budget. We wrote a statement.
3/6/2002 Packed Senate hearing on Moratorium bill.
3/21/2002 A gazillion groups signed on to the moratorium
3/22/2002 First WRC TV-Commercial – For a mortorium on the time limit!
3/26/2002 MN Reps hunger fast for day for time limit extensions!
4/9/2002 Put Abrams, Seagen and Krinkie’s faces on flyers. Went to their districts door-to door
5/12/2002 Mothers’ Day Massacre – conference committee shoots down time-limit extenstion on Mothers Day Sunday afternoon
5/22/2002 Diaper dump at Venturas – delivered 770 diapers, one by one, then bag by bag.
9/17/2002 Protest at Henn County – telling them not to cut people off.
9/19/2002 Protest at Special session for Roseau flood victims – demanded that they fix the “man-made” disaster.
11/1/2002 Protest at HCWO – telling them not to cut people off. Somehow worked in that it was a tribute to Wellstone.
12/4/2002 Picket at Nov. Forcast.
12/23/2002 Pawlenty “Serves up” budget cuts at his mansion
1/7/2003 Opening day rally.
1/27/2003 Picket at house chambers, against immigrant cuts
2/6/2003 Protest Pawlenty’s First State of the State
2/17/2003 Protest at capitol – Make the rich pay for the budget crisis (Big rally on Presidents day)
2/18/2003 Protest at Pawlenty’s Budget address AND his welfare-cutting plan
2/20/2003 Press conference against Pawlenty’s proposal, THEN a hearing in Berglin’s committee, THEN a hearing in Lourey’s committee
3/11/2003 Testified against Pawlenty’s budget in Senate
4/15/2003 Tax day protest at capitol – Stop Pawlenty’s War on Minnesota
4/30/2003 Anti-Pawlenty air campaign TV commercial. Giant map press conference.
4/30/2003 Pawlenty commercial – giant map
5/1/2003 Protest at House chambers – Vote No on HF437
5/22/2003 Put out call to action to call Hottinger and tell him not to back down!
6/5/2003 “Banner of Shame” at Governors mansion
7/1/2003 Protest $50 cut, healthcare cuts and SSI cut
7/1/2003 Protest against healthcare cuts toaking effect. Also noted a (temporary) “stay of execution” for the housing and SSI cuts
7/21/2003 Court date for “restraining order” against housing and SSI cuts
8/27/2003 Protest as $50 cut is slated to hit (at HCWO)
9/5/2003 WRC puts out “Pawlenty Lied” flyer
9/22/2003 “Make Pawleny Pay!” Delivered our bills to Gov Mansion
9/24/2003 Make pawlenty pay! Protest
11/1/2003 Asked Berglin to get us our $13 million
11/7/2003 Womens Political Alliance writes letter to legislators with WRC issues highlited
11/14/2003 WRC gives “how to make a commercial” talk at some church
11/20/2003 Infamous Pogemiller meeting at Lucky Dragon
11/26/2003 No Thanks thanksgiving at mansion
12/3/2003 Protest at November forcast
12/17/2003 Grinch Pawlenty steals disabled families’ money for Christmas
12/17/2003 Pawlenty steals disabled families’ $ for Christmas (RE the $13.4 million federal award)
2/2/2004 Opening day rally – “Make the rich pay!”
2/17/2004 Bill on corporate tax loopholes heard in Senate
2/17/2004 Unveiling SF1991: Fund human needs, not corporate greed!
3/2/2004 WRC writes resolution for precinct caucuses
3/15/2004 People’s lobby day
3/15/2004 Poor peoples lobby day
3/27/2004 Supporting the twin cities bus stikers
4/1/2004 Senate Tax committee hears our bill
4/15/2004 Tax day protest
4/28/2004 3rd TV Commercial. Played the anti-pawlenty and anti-House Republican ad outside house chambers over and over and over and over.
5/7/2004 Anti-Bradley flyer
5/19/2004 Picket at Gov’s mansion – demanding he give in to Senate
6/8/2004 Protest at capitol, telling Senate not to back down.
6/29/2004 Protest against DWP and universal participation – slated to start 7-1-04
8/3/2004 Speakout at the mansion. We actually invited Pawlenty to it.
11/23/2004 “No thanks” thanksgiving
12/1/2004 Nov Forcast – we had a “counter” press conference
12/5/2004 WRC speaks at Human Rights Day rally
12/17/2004 Delivered a prison suit to Pawlenty for his crimes
1/4/2005 Opening day
1/9/2005 WRC speaks at Palestine protest
1/25/2005 Protest at Pawlenty’s State of the state
1/25/2005 Virgina’s big house testimony debut – with all her books and boxes
2/3/2005 Politicians’ press conference on Fund Human Needs, Not Corporate Greed bill
2/16/2005 WRC blasts Pawlenty’s budget in Senate committee
3/17/2005 Testified against the bill to say we couldn’t buy tobacco with our EBT cards
4/8/2005 Protest against Karl Rove fundraiser for Pawlenty – at Mpls convention center
4/15/2005 Giant banner (12 king size sheets) on front steps of capitol
4/18/2005 Big hearing on our bill in the senate. 4 testified, many showed up
4/20/2005 Evil house hearing on bad bill. Eliana’s first testimony (“Oh-oh!”)
4/21/2005 House hearing, Senate tax hearing, and nighttime house hearing
4/21/2005 Packed Senate tax hearing
4/21/2005 we also packed house hearing.
4/26/2005 Our bill passes Senate finance
4/29/2005 Take the target off our backs protest
5/6/2005 Full senate votes to tax the rich!
6/22/2005 Pawlenty “Give up” protest at capitol – during budget stalemate before state shutdown
9/15/2005 Trish and Linden go to Houston to report for FB! on Katrina evacuees
9/20/2005 WRC holds Katrina protest at Mpls federal bldg
10/8/2005 WRC celebration at Sabathani
11/1/2005 SSI cut “cap” put in place. WRC has commemoration at HCWO
11/30/2005 Picket at Nov. Forcast. Trish calls surplus “Blood money.”
3/2/2006 Opening Day – undo the cuts, tax the rich, Raise the grants
3/2/2006 Opening Day rally – no permit for inside, but we went in anyhow. Delivered diapers to Governor’s office
3/9/2006 Protest at Pawlenty’s State of the state
3/14/2006 Senate testimony
3/20/2006 Press conference on our bills – including a bill to “Raise the Grants!”
4/10/2006 Press conference outside House Hearing
4/10/2006 WRC takes over a house hearing – testifies 45 minutes
4/17/2006 Tax day protest outside Governor’s mansion. Delivered tax forms saying tax the rich.
4/29/2006 WRC hangs the giant banner from rotunda while politicians heard bad bills in the chambers
7/15/2006 WRC summer celebration
7/19/2006 Protest to “evict Pawlenty!” from the mansion.
8/22/2006 10th anniversary of Clinton signing welfare bill protest