I want to build Minneapolis by investing in its people. Our strength as a community comes from each of us. We are the nucleus of Minnesota’s economy, and we are also neighbors.
We saw the strength of our community in 2020. As neighbors, we worked together after institutions failed us. Those institutional failures challenged us, and we faced the challenge by working together, listening to one another, and supporting one another.
I want to help build a city that will continue to meet the demands of our moment, not turn away or get drawn off track. As Joe Biden saw, when facing unprecedented challenges, “the biggest risk is not going too big […] it’s if we go too small.”
The Minneapolis that we build together will use its power to invest in itself—particularly in the people and in the neighborhoods that have historically been neglected—even and especially when federal and state support wavers. Investments in our community and our people will strengthen us and pay for themselves many times over.
When others will look for excuses, or dither and point to external help that won’t be forthcoming, I will work to find possibilities in our own strength. I will work to help you build a city we all want to live in.