You could advocate for the enforcement of Affirmative Action; but you don't because you know you would lose all foundation funding--- the "philanthropists" reap huge super profits from racist inequalities.
You could advocate for the Minimum Wage to be legislatively tied to all cost of living factors; but you don't for the same reason as above.
You could advocate for peace because militarism and wars squander the very resources required to create jobs; but, again, you don't. Again for the same reason.
People without jobs and without living wage jobs are going to be poor.
I would like to suggest that you take a look at Henry A. Wallace's book, "Sixty Million Jobs" because you might gain a progressive perspective on the issue you have studied.
You might also include a struggle against "wage theft" in conjunction with fighting wealth inequality.
I like your idea that Minnesota should become a leader in fighting inequality.
The Governor and State Legislators could pass two resolutions---
You might want to check out what out organization, Uniting People (UP), is proposing. You and your research staff should put your heads together to figure out if what we are proposing can work:
Sisters and Brothers, Fellow Workers;
We agree with the concept of “prosperity economics” by “building an economy that works for everyone.” There are several very basic facts left out of this “White Paper” and it is very hazy, vague and nebulous as to what our concrete and specific goals and objectives are to be and what kind of movement and struggle it will take for the working class--- organized and unorganized together--- to create a prosperity economics for us all.
The Wall Street selected politicians talk about “jobs, jobs, jobs” when their hidden agenda is really “profits, profits, profits” and “war, war, and more war.”
We encourage the use of the proposed Full Employment Act of 1945 pushed by the CIO unions and authored by liberal Texas Congressman Wright Patman and the associated hearing testimonies to broaden this discussion: