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Megan Peterson

Megan Peterson

Megan J. Peterson, executive director of Gender Justice, joined the organization in 2016, bringing many years of experience in progressive social justice causes, in particular reproductive rights.

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Minnesota must prepare for its role in a post-Roe world — Opinion

By: and - September 17, 2021

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to enforce Roe v. Wade and allowed a Texas abortion ban to go into effect. SB 8 is a Texas law that deputizes individuals and anti-abortion extremists to enforce the state’s six-week abortion ban. Right now, any individual in the state of Texas can sue anyone who helps another person obtain an abortion — even […]

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COVID through the gender lens

By: - April 13, 2020

In times of crisis, we look to the people we depend on.  For many of us, that means calling our parents, checking in on our friends, holding our chosen family close. As we adjust to the social distancing and stay-at-home orders designed to keep us healthy, we have had to face a new reality where […]

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Sceengrab of Andrew Wommack and Paul Gazelka

A response to comments by Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka

By: and - January 28, 2020

It is the job of our elected officials to represent Minnesotans, to make our voices heard and bring opportunity to our communities. We expect that regardless of political party, our representatives understand that they represent Minnesotans of every identity.  It is not the job of elected officials to promote hate and use their religious beliefs […]