Students for Ray

Neighbor,

More University of Minnesota students voted in the last campus election than voted in the 2013 city election. This happened because students—like many other communities—are purposely left out of the political process.

Students are not the only disenfranchised group. In 2013, voter turnout was below 50% in each Ward and two out of three registered voters did not cast a vote. For our city to thrive, we need to hear from everyone.

We know students are willing to get involved, willing to fight for their beliefs, and willing to create change. Many of us work as student advocates, organizers, and activists—whether it be in student government, local politics, or community organizations. Through our work, we know that students will show up and put in the work, when their elected officials do.

We’ve been fortunate to have Ray's progressive leadership at the State Capitol. Ray was one of the first male legislators to support the Affirmative Consent bill at the legislature. He also fought for tuition freezes and advocated to increase funding for higher education.

That’s why we’re proud to support Raymond Dehn for Mayor of Minneapolis. Ray values youth as one of the most powerful constituencies in our nation. Ray is the only candidate who has authentically engaged with students, not to acquire our vote, but to understand our perspective. His puts in the time: Ray is the only candidate with an active U of M student group in this election. His campaign team reflects these values—their average age is 24 years.

On our side,

Adi Penugonda, CLA Student Senator, University of Minnesota
Aisha Chughtai, University of Minnesota
Alaina Friedrich, Campus Co-Director for Raymond Dehn for Minneapolis, CLA Student Senator, University of Minnesota
Aldona Martinka, School of Public Health at University of Minnesota ‘17
Ana Mendoza Packham, Vice President of Women for Political Change, University of Minnesota
Angela Vang, Undergraduate Student Government, University of Minnesota
Apoorva Malarvannan, Government and Legislative Affairs Team Undergraduate Student Government, University of Minnesota
Aurin Chowdhury, President of Women for Political Change, University of Minnesota
Austen Macalus, Former Director of Communications for Undergraduate Student Government, University of Minnesota
Brandon Schorsch, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, SD62 Vice Chair
Braxton Haake, President of College Democrats, University of Minnesota
Callie Livengood, University of Minnesota ‘17
Charlie Parker, Former Director of Inclusion for Undergraduate Student Government, University of Minnesota
Danielle Nitardy, University of Minnesota
Hannah Kloos, Women for Political Change, University of Minnesota
Hanie Farah, Saint Paul College
Jasmine Gill, Former Health and Wellness Committee Director for Undergraduate Student Government, University of Minnesota
Jordan Anderson, CLA Student Senator, University of Minnesota
Jordan Parshall, Augsburg College
Kanad Gupta, University of Minnesota ‘16
Keaon Dousti, University of Minnesota ‘16
Liam Davis Temple, Hamline University
Marit Miedema, Women for Political Change, University of Minnesota
Matt Lauer, Former Social Media Coordinator for Undergraduate Student Government, University of Minnesota
Nicholas Goldsmith, 2015-2017 Graduate Student Body President, University of Minnesota
Sana Siddiqui, University of Minnesota '16
Simran Mishra, Former Diversity and Inclusion Committee Director for Undergraduate Student Government, University of Minnesota
Sonia Neculescu, Campus Co-Director for Raymond Dehn for Minneapolis, University of Minnesota

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