On November 7th, the residents of Minneapolis will be choosing a new City Council and Mayor, and Our Revolution is getting out the vote for Jillia Pessenda and Raymond Dehn.
Jillia Pessenda has long worked with city officials on urban agriculture, fighting foreclosures, and advocating for youth and families.
As a member of City Council, she would continue to be an advocate for working families, working for a $15 per hour wage, advocating for secure scheduling and enforcing laws against wage theft. She would work to find ways to increase the availability of affordable housing, and she supports increasing tenant protections. She will fight for healthy neighborhoods over big polluters, and implement policies that make Minneapolis a sustainable, zero-waste city. She will serve and protect all residents of Minneapolis, especially those who need it most, by repealing ordinances that are used to unfairly target people of color and people living in poverty.
Raymond Dehn is a state legislator who has consistently supported progressive issues, like universal preschool, fair scheduling for workers and preventing voter disenfranchisement. He has consistently stood up for the working class and for the rights of all, earning him a perfect legislative score from local unions and rights groups like Voices for Racial Justice.
Raymond Dehn is running for Mayor of Minneapolis on a platform of improving the economic situation of Minneapolis' people by implementing a $15 minimum wage and building affordable housing to meet demand. He would also work to establish a more accountable and equitable justice system by demilitarizing police, prioritizing de-escalation instead of force in police training, and developing rehabilitation-centric policies for working with people facing substance abuse and addiction issues.
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