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Migrant Deaths in Texas

On June 27, over 50 migrants were found dead in a tractor-trailer on a remote road in San Antonio, TX. There appeared to be no functioning air conditioning and no water on the truck despite temperatures above 100 degrees. 16 survivors, including four children, have been hospitalized for heat stroke and heat exhaustion. COPAL mourns […]

COPAL stands with East Phillips in the fight for environmental justice

Previous Next The Minnesota Frontline Community Protection Coalition (FCP Coalition)—led by COPAL MN, the MN Environmental Justice Table, and allies—was formed to address Minnesota’s broken environmental regulatory process that ignores the disproportionate pollution of Black, Indigenous, and other frontline communities. The coalition has been working for more than 3 years to address this issue across Minnesota by organizing impacted communities […]

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar secured funds for COPAL, for the development of the Primero de Mayo Workers Center

On March 14, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar hosted a press conference with leaders from several community organizations that will receive funds she secured for Minnesota’s 5th district. COPAL and its partner ACER (African Career, Education, & Resource) will receive funds from the federal government, thanks to the advocacy of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Senator Amy Klobuchar. […]