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A strong public education system is critical to fostering a thriving society and is the key to success in our highly competitive 21st century economy. Minnesota has an achievement gap that is one of the worst in the nation. Our kids deserve better, and education is a key facet to lifting low-income children out of poverty.

We need to fight for universal pre-k and childcare services, and free and debt-free public higher education, so that all students and families have equitable access to educational opportunities throughout their life…

No one should work a full-time job and still live in poverty. We must fight for an economy that works for everyone. We need to build a sustainable, resilient, equitable, and inclusive economy that provides real economic opportunities for all Minnesotans. We must protect and expand the social safety nets for workers and close the extreme income and wealth inequality gap in our state.

Collective bargaining rights are the foundation for a vibrant middle class and will bring equitable working conditions to our state. Every worker has the right to collectively bargain and the right to unionize …

Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We must affirmatively advance equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, and marginalized.

To address these inequities, we must undo discriminatory policy and pass legislation that centers those who have been adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality including Indigenous and Native American persons, Black, Latino, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; and persons with disabilities …

Housing is a human right. We must create more affordable housing, protect the rights of tenants, and promote opportunities for homeownership. We need to implement a housing first model to combat homelessness, guaranteeing permanent supportive housing and providing wrap around services. 

Housing crisis is a public health issue, one that disproportionately harms people of color, working class people, and people with disabilities …

We need a universal single payer health care system in the state that will support all Minnesotants regardless of income. No one should ever have to decide between life-saving care and paying their household bills. We must create a comprehensive universal health care in Minnesota, taking steps to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs, and implementing other reforms to ensure affordable and equitable access to care…

After fifty years of precedent, the Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade, ending a woman’s constitutional right to bodily autonomy. 

We must fight to protect a woman’s right to choose and to ensure that reproductive health decisions can be made by a woman with the support of a medical provider …

We have seen firsthand the devastation and loss of life caused by the opioid crisis and addiction. Greater focus on harm reduction methods to save lives and to help people with addiction is something that we need to integrate into community health measures. 

We need to end the crisis by supporting a comprehensive and effective statewide …

We must confront the mental health crisis for children, students, workers, and families. We need to invest in the care workforce and promote positive mental health outcomes in Minnesotans of all ages.  It is critical that we make upfront, preventative care available to those in need and provide support services to ensure everyone has the resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health needs across our communities…

Gun violence is a public health crisis. As our families and our communities deal with terrible daily tragedies, we must vow to end this cycle of gun violence. No one should fear being shot in their homes, at schools, houses of worship, grocery stores, and in their neighborhoods. We must work to prevent daily death-by-guns that claim more lives every year.

We must enact common sense gun reform policies that aim to break the epidemic of gun violence and save lives…

Our District is serviced by light rail and public bus routes. Our state needs a bold, comprehensive, and forward-thinking framework that embraces public transportation as a critical lever in ensuring the economic and environmental health for our state. 

Fully funding sustainable multimodal transportation solutions for drivers, pedestrians, bikers, and public transit users will be central to building healthy communities across our state…

We must commit to defend, and protect Minnesotans fundamental right to vote by ensuring that no matter how one votes, who they vote for, where they live, or what they look like, their vote will be counted. 

We need to make voting easier and more accessible for all Minnesota by implementing automatic voter registration…

Housing is a human right. We must create more affordable housing, protect the rights of tenants, and promote opportunities for homeownership. We need to implement a housing first model to combat homelessness, guaranteeing permanent supportive housing and providing wrap around services.

Housing crisis is a public health issue, one that disproportionately harms people of color, working class people, and people with disabilities, substance user disorder or mental illness…