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Bridgemakers in the News

Below is a growing list of over 60 local and national media publications highlighting Bridgemakers and our Minnesota Young Champions' success in MN student unemployment equity and other community organizing projects.

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-Pioneer Press Walter Cortina op-ed 5/8/20: We’ve lost our jobs. Many of us high school students need benefits to get through this  
-KARE11 TV 5/12/20: High school students providing for their families push for unemployment benefits  
-KARE11 TV 5/18/20: High school students receive unemployment benefits. Now the state wants the money back  
-American Experiment 5/20/20: State of MN Demands High School Students Return Mistaken Coronavirus Unemployment Checks  
-KSTP TV 5/22/20: State wants unemployment benefits back from high school worker it mistakenly approved  
-Session Daily (incl. video of MYC youth testimony) 6/3/20: Unemployment benefits proposed for teens in need facing tough choice  
-Star Tribune 6/10/20: Jobless Minnesota students press for unemployment benefits in pandemic  
-Marcus Pope LinkedIn op-ed 6/12/20: Lawmakers Should Ensure Youth Receive Unemployment Benefits During Pandemic  
-ABC News 7/2/20  Joe Nathan Hometown Source column: Column: Will justice for high school students be denied or granted?  
-New York Times 7/3/20: Why College Students May Qualify for Special Covid Pandemic Aid  
-Session Daily (incl. video of MYC youth testimony) 7/17/20: Unemployment benefits could be forthcoming for some teens  
-Latino LEAD Walter Cortina profile 7/15/20: Spotlight on Latinx Achievement  
-WCCO/CBS TV 7/19/20: Minnesota Lawmakers Urged To Give Unemployment Benefits To High School Students  
-Hot Air 7/21/20: Minnesota: We should give unemployment benefits to high school students  
-The Century Foundation 7/23/20: States need to make unemployment benefits more accessible to students during pandemic  
-Teen Vogue 7/24/20: These Organizers Want Congress to Extend Pandemic Unemployment  
-KEYC News Now 8/7/20: Smith, Craig unveil bill to grant high school students unemployment compensation  
-Sahan Journal Walter Cortina profile 8/21/20: How do Minnesota kids feel about going back to school in a pandemic?  
-Mic Hayat Muse profile 8/28/20: 17-year-old Hayat Muse is fighting to end education inequality for the next generation  
-MinnPost 10/1/20: Denied unemployment benefits, Minnesota high schoolers push for reforms  
-WCCO Radio 10/1/20: Minnesota high school students sue the state for denying unemployment help  
-Courthouse News 10/1/20: Minnesota high school students sue for jobless aid  
-Top Class Actions 10/5/20: High School Students Sue Minnesota After Unemployment Help Denied  
-Mille Lacs Messenger 10/15/20  Joe Nathan Hometown Source column: Students suing Minnesota for what they’ve earned  
-KSTP TV 10/16/20: Students file lawsuit against DEED over unemployment benefits  
-New York Times Rahma Farah profile 10/26/20: Teens Step Up  
-Star Tribune 11/25/20: Minnesota high school students sue for unemployment aid  
-Women’s Press Juwaria Jama profile 11/25/20: Teen Activists: No Waiting  
-Morrison County Record 11/27/20  Joe Nathan Hometown Source column: Minnesota AG sides with students: DEED is wrong  
-KARE11 TV 11/30/20: Lawsuit seeks to overturn rule keeping students from getting pandemic unemployment assistance  
-KARE11 TV 12/1/20: MN Court of Appeals allows high school students to receive pandemic unemployment assistance  
-Courthouse News 12/1/20: Laid-Off Minnesota High School Students Entitled to CARES Act Benefits, Court Rules  
-Star Tribune 12/2/20: Minnesota court finds jobless high school students can access pandemic unemployment benefits  
-WCCO/CBS TV 12/7/20: Court Ruling To Let Students Laid Off During Pandemic To Collect Unemployment Assistance  
-Insight News 12/8/20: Youthprise helps Minnesota high school students win access to pandemic unemployment assistance
-Fox 9 TV 12/8/20: Unemployment benefits deadline approaching for high school students impacted by COVID-19
-Insight News 12/8/20: Youthprise helps MN students win access to pandemic unemployment assistance 
-KARE11 TV 12/9/20: DEED sets deadline for students seeking unemployment compensation 
-MinnPost 12/9/20: Why Minnesota high schoolers fought so hard to win pandemic unemployment benefits  
-Youth Today 12/10/20: Youthprise and students gain jobless benefits for Minnesota teens  
-KEYC News Now 12/10/20: DEED begins authorizing unemployment payments to high school students  
-Minnesota Public Radio 12/11/20: State begins issuing payments to unemployed teens  
-Fox 9 TV 12/11/20: DEED to begin payments to unemployed high school students impacted by COVID-19  
-Marcus Pope LinkedIn op-ed 12/11/20: MN’s Top Legal Officer & His Team: A Case Study in Honoring Youth Leadership and Justice  
-Minnesota Reformer 12/11/20: Minnesota starts processing high school student unemployment assistance payments Friday  
-Star News Joe Nathan Hometown Source column 12/12/20: Persistence and courage help students win big battles  
-KSTP TV 12/17/20: Deadline approaches for high school unemployment claims  
-Star Tribune 12/21/20: Minnesota lawmakers encourage students to apply for pandemic assistance  
-U.S. News & World Report 12/21/20: Minnesota urges teens made jobless by pandemic to seek aid  
-KTTC TV 12/21/20: Breaking down the need for high school students to collect unemployment benefits from COVID-19 layoffs  
-Pioneer Press 12/21/20: High school students eligible for Minnesota unemployment insurance  
-Minnesota Reformer 12/21/20: Gov. Tim Walz urges high schoolers to apply for unemployment benefits by Dec. 25  
-Star Tribune editorial 12/25/20: Needed help available for unemployed teens
-Monticello Times Joe Nathan Hometown Source column: 2/4/21: Listening to young people can save money 
-Pioneer Press 2/14/21: Young workers campaign for MN unemployment benefits 
-EdAllies 3/9/21 (Jose Perez blog): Proposed bill would hurt struggling students (like I was) the most 
-Minnesota Reformer 3/16/21: Legislators hear debate over teacher licensing bill
-MinnPost 4/5/21: Take five minutes to help high school students fight for workers’ rights 
-Encore.org 5/12/21: These Minnesota teens joined forces with local AARP members to fight outdated unemployment laws
-Minnesota Public Radio 6/29/21: Profiles of Bridgemakers’ Cole Stevens, Juwaria Jama, Jose Perez