In this time of divisive politics and government gridlock, we need a convener with statewide experience who can build real and lasting solutions at the State Capitol. Too often, strategies that would address issues faced by Minnesotans across the state are not even introduced, even when there is documented popular support. We can find common ground without compromising progressive values. Our communities deserve better than to have real solutions fall victim to party politics.
I refuse to accept the narratives of red vs. blue, or urban vs. rural. I have lived and worked in urban, suburban, and rural communities, and know first hand that our issues – and opportunities – are linked. When we reframe how we talk about issues, to move away from talking points to actually recognizing the everyday reality of Minnesotans, we uncover a world of possibility to advance durable policy solutions, and that gives me hope.
That gives me hope for a future where:
- If you are sick or injured, you can afford to get the care you need – including preventative and mental health care
- We are responding to climate change with the necessary urgency to both reduce harmful emissions and prepare our communities for impacts
- Our infrastructure meets the needs of our communities, today and for future generations
- Everyone in our community has the same access to rights, protections, and opportunities, no matter where they are from, who they love, how they worship, or the color of their skin.
My experience working with communities, local governments, state agencies, and elected officials on projects that move from talk to action has prepared me to tackle our biggest challenges.
I will be ready on day one to get to work, and can’t wait for you to join me.
Let’s do this!