Friends, I had a supporter ask me the other day, how do I respond when someone says you are a one issue candidate? I say, respond with truth!
As a social justice advocate and lawyer, I care very deeply about education, economic justice, environmental justice, housing, homelessness, mass incarceration, immigration, health care, AIDS & HIV, and youth justice. And I believe very strongly in working to combat discrimination against people with disabilities, our LGBTQ+ community, American Indians, our Latino, African American, Somali, and Hmong populations.
Here is an example of some of the work that I have done to help make our state better for all. My law students and I conducted research and drafted this national report on Unemployment Disparity in Minnesota four years ago. I was Chair of the Minnesota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at the time.
Much of what we learned is applicable to Minneapolis. This type of work gives you an indication that as Mayor, I would use evidence-based practices, research, problem-solving, and community engagement to help solve some of our city's toughest problems.
If you have other questions that you would like for me to answer, please post in the comments or inbox me. I want my supporters to be armed with knowledge and truth! #TheTimeIsNow #NekimaForMayor