What I’ve heard from you
Since this campaign began two months ago, I’ve been out every day, on countless doorsteps and at community gatherings, talking to lots of people all across our district. I’ve talked about my experience and my vision for community, sustainability and justice. I’ve shared my passion for the power of coalition-building and public policy to improve people’s lives. And I’ve listened to you. I’ve heard people’s fears for our country and their hopes for a more just, more sustainable and more equitable future. I’ve heard people tell me they are eager for leaders of substance. They want leaders who can stand up for what’s right and bring people together for real change.
You don’t need to wonder what I stand for. I’ve been open and transparent on the issues that you’ve asked me about. We’ve filmed 10 videos that include specific policy proposals for future legislation, not just easy slogans. People tell me it is because of this depth of substance that I won the straw poll after the DFL Candidate Forum. Our website also includes professional translations into Somali and Spanish.
You’ve told me loud and clear that it’s not enough to send someone to the Capitol to vote. We need to elect someone who gets real results. Especially now in the time of Trump, we must take charge of our state to deliver as progressives on the issues you’ve talked to me about on your doorsteps: education, immigration, climate change, gun violence, the cost of tuition, wages, affordable housing, transit, racial disparities, health care, environmental justice, combating the influence of big money and more.
You don’t need to wonder what I can do. I have a proven record of building coalitions to beat big money and win real results.
When it comes to effectiveness, you don’t have to take my word for it. Many residents and community leaders have endorsed my campaign because they’ve seen my work. You can read my endorsements, including the Sierra Club endorsement for my environmental record and agenda.
Most of all, in all these conversations, I’ve seen people are energized, channeling their outrage, and turning it into motivation for action. I know that with lots of hard work, together we can organize, win, save our democracy and deliver the changes people need.
Thank you for your openness with me and all the great conversations. I ask for your vote today so we can move forward together.