Re: I’m running for City Council in Ward 1

Dear Friends,

I am excited to share some news with you: I am running for Minneapolis City Council in Ward 1 and will be seeking the DFL endorsement at the convention in April.

We face significant challenges and now, more than ever, we need a proactive leader at City Hall who will work with us to drive progressive issues forward.

It is clear from the outcome of the election that we must take it upon ourselves to create positive change in our own community because progress at the state and federal level will be lacking. We live in a time that demands urgency and action. We must fight to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour and fight for stable workplace protections. We must keep Northeast an affordable place to live and we must invest in improving our neighborhoods by providing opportunities for small business owners, artists and eliminate racial disparities in our city.

Working with city officials on urban agriculture, fighting foreclosures, and advocating for youth and families, I have seen firsthand how we can solve problems in our city when elected leaders listen and proactively collaborate with community members. Too often, members of our city council have maintained the status quo instead of championing the change we need.

I have dedicated my life to bringing people together to solve problems and create positive change in our community, and I want to bring that experience to City Hall as our Ward 1 Council Member.

I hope to earn your support and I look forward to talking with you about our shared progressive values. You can join our campaign today by signing up to receive updates! You can also show your support by donating to our grassroots-led campaign here!

I know that Minneapolis can be a progressive leader and when we work together, we can tackle the problems we face. We can’t let our progress be delayed by gridlock. I promise to be a champion for the residents of Ward One.  I will amplify our voices and be the advocate we need on the City Council.

In solidarity,

Jillia

#JilliaForWard1