March 8, 2017
I’m running for City Council Ward 5 to join my neighbors in collectively imagining a Northside where working class people can thrive and build wealth, where our air, homes and youth are safe, where we can achieve our goals with the collaboration of city leaders who recognize both our needs and our strengths. And I’m in it not just to imagine that place, but to partner together to build it.
For far too long, the visions that Northsiders have for ourselves have been ignored. It doesn’t have to be that way - but we have to rise up together and make our voices heard at the DFL caucuses on April 4th.
Here’s what I’m hearing from Northsiders:
I’m hearing that we’re overdue to build a Minneapolis that works for all working people, with a $15 minimum wage, a fair scheduling ordinance, and actual enforcement against wage theft -- priorities that are explicitly in my platform.
I’m hearing that we’re hungry for investment in the creativity and talent of the Northside, and for making sure that economic development practices build and keep wealth in our community. I will make this a reality by working with you in City Hall to create a West Broadway Cultural Corridor. Together, we’ll make sure that the city implements community wealth building practices like nurturing local businesses and worker-owned cooperatives, as well as delivering tailored assistance to the existing local businesses and entrepreneurs.
And I’m hearing a deep need for a justice system that is truly just. We can start to make this happen by applying the proven ideas that are built into my platform, such as proactively addressing youth violence through proven public health approaches, rather than through a policing-only approach. We can repeal ordinances used to unfairly target people of color and the poor. And we can bring back an empowered and independent civilian review authority.
This are the kind of bold and achievable changes we can make to our city, together - but only if Northsiders make their voices heard on April 4th.
If you sign up here, someone from my team will be in touch to get you started. (I promise, it’ll be fun.)
I hope to see you soon,
Jeremiah and the campaign team