Access to Health – Universal Health Care

As a social worker with a background in public health as a mental health clinician, I know we can do a better job delivering services to the residents of Minnesota. Health is basic human right, and access to all services including mental and chemical health is important as we create healthy communities and remove stigma important treatment of this nature. …

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High Quality Education- Free Two Year College Tuition

Minnesota has an achievement gap that is one of the worst in the nation. Our kids deserve better, and education is a key facet to lifting low income children out of poverty. Strong public education, greater support for our teachers and teachers of color, access to affordable pre-k and child care services, and free public college education are all things we …

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Racial Justice, Equity and Inclusion

Minnesota has a strong legacy of supporting immigrants, refugees and new residents, and this is because we know that we do better when we all have good access to the services and resources needed to thrive. Our lives, our civic dialogue and our local economies are enriched when we bring more voices to the table. As we promote good policy, …

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Affordable Housing and Renters Rights

We need to create more affordable housing, protect the rights of tenants, and provide residents with the tools and resources needed to have stability, to save money and to thrive. By providing greater financial and social incentives to home-ownership, subsidy and resources for communities to become buyers we can provide strategies and policies that increase standards of living across the board. …

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Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Our city has rates of asthma, lead poisoning and other environmental risks in low income communities that are shocking and untenable. We need to better fund clean-up, public education and policy that will ameliorate and eliminate these health risks from communities of color. I will promote a greater reliance on green energy. As we move towards more use of renewable …

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