LGBTQIA Rights

We need advocates in the state legislature to continue to honor Karen Clark’s legacy and her advocacy for women and the LGBTQIA community. The struggle for civil rights is still with us, and we need strong voices in positions of power to advocate boldly and without hesitation. LGBTQIA face gaps in income, health and housing that are not acceptable. The …

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Universal Single Payer Health Care

Healthcare is a human right. I support a universal single payer health care system in the state that will cover all residents regardless of income. As a public health professional and clinical social worker I have seen where our services our working, and where they need improvement. Firstly, we need to stop giving tax breaks to corporations when people suffer. All …

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Strong Public Education

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

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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

I was an affordable housing advocate for 4 years with PPL in Ventura Village. I am a renter. This gives me a unique understanding of need and opportunity that we have in supplying effectively zoned affordable  units that help create livable and equitable neighborhoods in 62A. This is key to success of our neighbors and neighborhoods, as 80 percent of residents in 62A …

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Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Environmental justice a racial justice issue. Specific neighborhoods in our district and throughout the city have higher rates of asthma, lead poisoning and other environmental risks, those that impact communities of color and immigrant populations at a higher rates.  We need to better fund clean-up efforts, expand public education around these issues, and create policy that will lessen and eliminate these health risks from …

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