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October 25, 2017

Our democracy works best when everyone can participate, yet corporate power and special interests dominate our elections and, all too often, our policymaking agenda. This influence has crept into the Ward 11 election this year, with cash-flush political action committe...

October 6, 2017

Minneapolis, like cities nationwide, is experiencing a major demographic shift. Our population is both growing in general, and growing older. Across our state, the number of people age 65 and older is expected to double by 2030, compared to 2010 numbers. In the next ha...

September 19, 2017

Coast to coast and throughout the heartland, U.S. cities are struggling to keep up with a grueling fight to  ward off the human, environmental, and economic tolls taken by climate change. It’s true that Minneapolis is known nationally as a progressive leader, and has t...

August 25, 2017

The fight for workers’ rights, led by unions and grassroots activists, has underpinned key policy moves in Minneapolis in recent years. From an increase in the minimum wage to guaranteed paid sick and safe time, our city is making important strides toward a more equita...

August 9, 2017

Days after Justine Damond lost her life, gunned down by the police she called to protect her neighborhood, I joined hundreds of community members who gathered to honor Justine’s life and decry her death. This latest shooting brightened the spotlight on the deep divide...

July 31, 2017

Last month, my family and I joined 45,000(!) friends and neighbors at Lyndale Open Streets to celebrate active transportation. Bringing a halt to car traffic on a major thoroughfare, even for just an afternoon, showed the fun, activity, and even small business boost th...

July 21, 2017

One reason I’m running for City Council is that I think City Hall could do business better.

We need to further advance bold policies that benefit the environment, lift up our working families, and otherwise cement our city’s place as a progressive pioneer. Part of that...

July 5, 2017

After a long fight, led by grassroots organizers and low-wage workers themselves, Minneapolis finally decided last Friday to increase our minimum wage to $15 an hour -- an overdue step, but one that will provide a significant economic boost by redistributing a portion...

June 28, 2017

When families pay more than they can afford for housing, they’re forced to make impossible choices: Rent or medications? Rent or education? Rent or groceries? An alarming number of families in Minneapolis must make these tradeoffs month after month to keep roofs over t...

June 21, 2017

June is Pride Month, and that means a lot of things to me. It honors the fight for equal rights. It celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and its contributions. It reminds us that our work is not yet done, and that coming together makes us stronger. And personally, Pride mak...

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