Community Endorsement: Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre

Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

The past few months have been tough. While I live right here in Northeast Minneapolis, my work as an artist and educator takes me all over the country—and the refrain I hear everywhere is the same: this is not normal. The national political climate has so many people frustrated, scared, and disillusioned, and I can’t blame them.

What I can do, however, is challenge myself to recognize the power that I have—that we have—to do something about it. And that work starts here.

I’m excited to endorse Jillia Pessenda as my city councilperson, because I believe that we can still do what’s right, no matter who is sitting in the White House. Jillia’s platform, from economic justice, to racial justice, to environmental justice and beyond, is not just acceptable; it’s bold, progressive, and proactive—exactly what we need right now.

More than anything, though, I’ll be caucusing for Jillia because, while she is a principled, capable, committed individual, she’s also surrounded by a team of staff and supporters who embody the idea that leadership is never just about one person’s brilliance; it’s about how we work together to make things happen. It’s about listening and growing. It’s about affirming the fact that when people stand together, no politician, from any party, can ignore us.

But don’t take my word for it. Read more about Jillia here, and consider caucusing with us on April 4. Thank you!

Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

Artist, Educator, and Activist