As a State Representative, I’ve attempted to respond to the errors made by city leadership by echoing the concerns of the community after the removal of former Inspector Friestleben, offering guidance to the Mayor during the 4th Precinct occupation, and now rejecting Delmonico as our Inspector.
In the past weeks, we have seen many of our leaders shift their view in support of a $15 minimum wage. This is largely due to the organizing work done by NOC, 15NOW, CTUL, SEUI, ISAIAH—proof that when we mobilize communities progress follows. When Minneapolis builds a plan to implement a living wage, we must write in provisions for regular wage increases with inflation. Else, we will face the present crisis—where the wage must be raised $5.50 sense to catch up with decades of neglect—once again.
Our campaign is humbled by the groundswell of support we received at last night’s precinct caucuses. The DFL caucuses saw participation more than double, with many residents caucusing for the first time. We are excited so many people chose to participate in neighborhood democracy—we hope the process continues to improve accessibility in future years.
The three of us have had thousands of conversations—on the doors, on the phone, and over the phone, and at public debates about education for our children. We bring a diversity of perspectives and solutions for our schools, yet we agree Ray will be the best Mayor for education.
“Ray searches for solutions to problems that aren’t yet apparent. His ability to foresee need is evident in his legislative record. A progressive leader of action, he is inviting and empowering a coalition of stakeholders generally forgotten in city elections."
As the only candidate endorsed by healthcare workers, I also wanted to share my Community Health Plan on Substance Abuse and Addiction.
"Representative Dehn shares nurses’ beliefs and vision for healthcare as a human right for all," said MNA President Mary Turner.