Our Executive Director, Anne Krisnik, was on KFAI’s "Truth to Tell" on June 6th, 2016.  She, along with Senator Patricia Torres Ray from District 63 and Sarah Walker of the Second Chance coalition explored the ups and downs of this past legislative session.

JRLC Editorials or Op-Eds

One last hurdle for payday lending reform in Minnesota, by Brian Rusche
Star Tribune, Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Brian Rusche's Video Op-Ed on Payday Lending
St Cloud Times, December 19, 2013

The spiral of debt in MN grows along with payday lending
Public News Service, November 12, 2013

Loan sharks and Jesus fish, by Emilie Bouvier
MetroLutheran, July 3, 2013

Returning to hope after a massacre, by Alison Killeen
MinnPost, Tuesday, December 18, 2012

When hard work is not enough, by Brian Rusche
Star Tribune, Monday, October 10, 2011 

Guest view: Compromise is not a dirty word, by Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath
Winona Daily News, Sunday, August 7, 2011

Legislators, the key to compromise is human dignity, by Brian Rusche
Star Tribune, Saturday, June 18, 2011 

Minnesota legislators, there is no magic number, by Brian Rusche
Star Tribune, Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Guest view: Budget solution requires balance, by Susie Brown (Minnesota Council of Nonprofits) and Brian Rusche
Winona Daily News, Friday, March 11, 2011 


Press Coverage and Mentions

Public Policy in Minnesota: It's a 'we' thing by Dane Smith
Star Tribune, August 18, 2014

Why are Senate DFLers blocking the toughest payday loan restrictions? by Doug Grow
MinnPost, Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Faith groups urge stricter rules on payday loans
Star Tribune, November 12, 2013

40 Years of Interfaith Activism as Political Lobby, by Angela Butel (JRLC Bonner Fellow)
The Interfaith Observer, Friday, February 15, 2013

Coalition seeks $9.50 Minnesota minimum wage, by Don Davis
DL-Online, Thursday, February 14, 2013

Minimum wage: Minnesota falls behind other states, by Cynthia Boyd
MinnPost, Friday, January 18, 2013

Advocates for needy are hopeful DFL legislature will support 'poverty agenda', by Cynthia Boyd
MinnPost, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Seen & Heard: Rochester man receives interfaith group award, by Megan Kennedy
Rochester Post Bulletin, Saturday, May 5, 2012 

Getting a Head Start on the 2013 session, by John Michaelson
Public News Service MN, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 

Religious housing coalition holds vigil Friday, by Forum staff reports
 The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We must support safe, affordable housing, by Terry Schoonover (JRLC District Leader)
Rochester Post Bulletin, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 

People of faith unite at Capitol to advocate for poor, by Julie Carroll
The Catholic Spirit, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 

Interfaith religious group plans lobby event at Capitol, by Rose French
Star Tribune, Monday, March 12, 2012 

'Welfare Reform 2.0' moves ahead, but met with anger at Legislature, by Cynthia Boyd
Minnpost.com, Thursday, February 23, 2012 

Native Issues in the Halls of Government, by Mordecai Specktor
The Circle Native American News and Arts, Thursday, December 15, 2011

One more issue in stadium debate: human toll of gambling, by Cynthia Boyd
Minnpost.com, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 

Key lawmakers put Minneapolis back in the Vikings stadium game, by Doug Belden
Pioneer Press, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 

New poverty estimates could help lawmakers identify solutions, by Brandt Williams
Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, November 7, 2011 

Legislators and religious groups to come out against gambling, by Ton Scheck
Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 

Calling all churches: Organization focuses on child poverty, by Vicki Gerdes
Detroit Lakes Tribune, Friday, October 28, 2011 

Taking the challenge of faithful citizenship, by Rev. Tim Reker, St. Theodore Catholic Church
Albert Lea Tribune, Friday, October 14, 2011

Group fights to end child poverty -- meets October 26 at Congregational Church in DL, by Vicki Gerdes
Detroit Lakes Tribune, Saturday, October 15, 2011  

Poverty rate rises in Minnesota, while giving to help poor has declined, by Cynthia Boyd
MinPost.com, Wednesday, September 14, 2011  

Groups serving poor and disabled worry about budget deal, by Cynthia Boyd (MinnPost)
 Twin Cities Daily Planet, Sunday July 17, 2011

Groups pressure lawmakers to settle budget in 'low key' meetings, by Cynthia Boyd
MinnPost.com, Tuesday July 12, 2011 

Activists rally for more revenue outside Capitol, by Eric Roper
Star Tribune, Thursday June 30, 2011 

Rally at Capitol as shutdown looms, by Stephanie Hemphill
Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday June 30, 2011 

Minn. GOP lawmakers agree on plan to slash services for the poor, by Madeleine Baran and Tom Scheck
Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday May 14, 2011

Welfare program for poor eliminated in proposed budget plan, by Madeleine Baran
Minnesota Public Radio, Friday May 13, 2011 

Religious leaders to hold interfaith vigil at Capitol, observe Statehood Day, by Rose French
Star Tribune, Wednesday May 11, 2011 

"Government by tantrum?" Minnesotans' concerns over budget cuts, By Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva
Twin Cities Daily Planet, Friday May 6, 2011

Advocates for needy fear today's political climate, by Cynthia Boyd
MinnPost.com, Thursday, April 7, 2011

When the first day of school falls on a religious holiday, by Susan Hogan
Star Tribune, Tuesday March 1, 2011 

Legislators hear public scrutiny of Dayton's tax plan at Capitol, by Tim Pugmire
Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday February 23, 2011

Faith Leaders Gather at the Capitol for a Common Cause, by Sharon Rolenc and Heather Claybrook
Minnesota Public News Service, Friday February 18, 2011 

Religious groups come calling, lobbying at Capitol, by Rose French
Star Tribune, Thursday February 17, 2011

Religious advocacy group gives state budget intial good reviews, by Rose French
Star Tribune, Tuesday February 15, 2011

JRLC staff discuss legislative issues with students at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, by Norma Dittman
Fulda Free Press, Monday January 21, 2011 

RADIO: Census data sheds new light on poverty, Minnesota Public Radion Interview
Broadcasts: Midmorning, 12/15/2010, 9:06 a.m., All Things Considered, 12/15/2010, 6:20 p.m.


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