I grew up in the Ward 11 neighborhood and moved back (a mile from my childhood home) when I returned to Minnesota after 11 years. I love this neighborhood for its abundance of beautiful parks, closeness to Lake Nokomis, central location, safety, and friendliness. Jeremy and his family were the neighborhood welcome wagon (as I affectionately call them) for me when I moved in 2.5 years ago and have helped me feel incredibly welcomed and part of the community. As a Black biracial woman and psychology professor, whose career is in social justice and multicultural education, this feeling of belonging is critical. Not only does Jeremy have an all accepting interpersonal style, but his work experience is incredible. He's fought for justice in numerous ways, including raising minimum wage and abolishing the death penalty. In these uncertain, hateful, and frightening political times, we need more people who understand how to fight and win for equity and the importance of diversity, inclusion, and justice. I know that Jeremy has my back and have complete confidence in him as my city council representative.