#Kader4House Blog

In the coming weeks, we’re going to be knocking on doors, making phone calls, hosting events, and spending a lot of time engaging with our community, listening to our neighbors’ stories, and building a platform truly reflective of the needs and hopes of the people around us. We’ll use this blog as a chance to connect with you, share some of the laughs and struggles, and keep you posted on where things go next.

Be sure to check out the announcement for the campaign kick-off below! We’ve got some exciting activities in store (not to mention some delicious food), and are really looking forward to hearing from everyone on priorities, ideas, and general thoughts.

– The #Kader4House Team

Jen Kader for MN House 62A

Jan 7: Campaign Kick-Off

When I announced I was entering this race, I promised to start by listening to our community. This will be the first of many opportunities to do just that!

Join me on Sunday, January 7 from 3-5pm at Black Forest Inn.

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Bring your friends and neighbors to help kick-off our campaign!

This will be a casual event where you can:

– Talk to me about your hopes and concerns for our district
– Hear more about why I am running and what I hope to accomplish
– Learn more about the caucus and convention process
– Support the campaign by signing up to volunteer and making a donation

See you there!
Jen

Endorsements

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We are proud to have the endorsements of the following elected officials and community leaders:

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Karen Clark
Minnesota State Representative, 62A
“[Jen’s] passion for and ready knowledge of social and environmental justice issues gives me hope and confidence as I leave my legislative office to a successor”
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Peter Fischer
Minnesota State Representative, District 43A
“Talking with Jen inspires hope for a different kind of politics that connects urban and rural issues to improve Minnesota for everyone.”


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“Jen is steady, experienced, and always prepared. Observing her campaign over the last several months, I’ve found her to be wonderfully kind, earnest and unassuming. I’m proud to endorse Jen Kader; I know she’ll make the residents of District 62A proud if they elect her to the Minnesota House of Representatives.”
Read the Full Endorsement

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Brad Bourn
Minneapolis Park Board President
“[Jen’s] grasp of the issues and the opportunities, the way she approaches shared decision-making, her history of involvement, and her personal commitment to her values and her community will make her a phenomenal legislator.”

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Jono Cowgill
Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner, At Large
“I support Jen because she is a proven community leader with real state-level policy experience.”

Hornstein EndorsementRep. Frank Hornstein
DFL – 61A
“Jen Kader is a strong ally in the fight for climate justice and sustainable transportation. We need her passion and energy at the Capitol–now more than ever.”
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Maria Regan Gonzalez
Richfield City Council Member, Ward 3
“Jen leads by listening and amplifying the voices of the community, and she will carry that same intentional, inclusive leadership to the capitol as the next State Representative of 62A.”
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Julia Frost Nerbonne
Executive Director, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
“[Jen] has continued to build the climate justice movement… I’m always impressed at the partners Jen brings together.”
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Max Musicant
Community Leader & Placemaker
“I am supporting Jen Kader for house because of her steadfast work of bringing people together to create shared solutions to issues as varied as climate change, to water quality, to neighborhood-scale mobility.”
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Daurius
Whittier neighbor and Environmental Advocate
“I believe that Jen’s stances on housing and socio-economic justice, if enacted, will help retain the wonderful diversity and energy Whittier exudes”

MN Caucuses Feb 6

2018 is going to be a big year for elections in Minnesota, and the election season really begins with caucuses on February 6th. Caucuses are where delegates for state party endorsing conventions are chosen, and they’re an important step in getting issues you care about advanced to party platforms. They’re also a great chance to reconnect with neighbors, meet new people, and build community.

If you haven’t caucused before, or want a refresher on how they work, there are several fantastic trainings coming up in the next couple weeks. A few options are listed below.

December 30, 1:30-3:30pm, Edina
https://www.facebook.com/events/138355636866314/

January 4, 5:30-8:30pm, Minneapolis
https://www.facebook.com/events/502813073434574/

January 11, 7:00-9:00pm, Cottage Grove
https://www.facebook.com/events/1621227981270364/

If you have questions about the caucus process, feel free to comment below or send me a message. See you all on February 6th!

Jen Kader

Let’s Do This!

Friends & Neighbors,

I am very excited to announce my candidacy to become your next State Representative for House District 62A. My motivation to run is simple: I am inspired by hope and driven by the notion that we can change the world around us, especially when we work together.

I see the challenges our community faces – but I am not satisfied in just recognizing these challenges. We need to look for opportunities to overcome them and make real change happen. Throughout my professional and personal life, I have worked with people across the state and across the political spectrum to form coalitions, build on opportunities, and channel frustration into positive actions that transform systems. I’ve sought out the voices of those who don’t feel heard in order to make sure the change that comes to our communities comes from within the community.

I convene people. This is more than what I do, it is who I am.

In a time when politics is especially divisive, it is more important than ever to have a legislator that can convene diverse viewpoints, find common ground, and chart a path forward. I use these skills every day, and would be honored to use them as your Representative.

I’ll be the first to say that I do not have all the answers in this race. I intend to spend a lot of time in the early days of this campaign listening, asking questions, and making sure that the platform I put forward truly is reflective of the interests and needs of this community. This is an approach that I will take not only as a candidate, but as your elected representative as well.

To my fellow candidates, I want to say that I am incredibly excited to run in this race with you. You are intelligent, you are caring, and I know you are deeply devoted to working on behalf of the constituents in this community. I look forward to the conversations that we’re going to have together and the amount that we’ll grow as a group during this campaign season.

Please follow this page for an announcement about our campaign kick-off in January, information on how to donate, and other campaign announcements and opportunities to get involved. I hope you will join me on this journey to move this work forward, together.

Let’s do this.