Kari Dziedzic (SD60-DFL) represents the part of Minneapolis which includes Northeast Minneapolis, Southeast Minneapolis, Nicollet Island, the University of Minnesota Campus, Augsburg University Campus, and the Cedar-Riverside Seward area.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We’ve been through a lot together in the past two years.
The Covid-19 pandemic affected every part of our lives. It laid bare and worsened the inequalities and disparities in our economy that leave so many people behind. It asked more from our frontline workers, who stepped up to protect and provide for all of us, while our economic system failed to protect and value many of those workers.
Our national reckoning with racial injustice has underscored our need to come together with bold ideas and transformational solutions to end disparities throughout our state, and to ensure our public safety systems serve and protect everyone, no matter where we live or what we look like.
Over the past two years, you have shared your struggles, your ideas, and your grief, and anger. You’ve shared with me what you have lost, and what gives you hope. Your story matters to me. I appreciate hearing everything that you have shared with me.
It has been a journey to represent the Eastside of Minneapolis along with the Cedar Riverside and Seward neighborhoods in Minneapolis during these turbulent times. I am so honored and grateful for the trust you have put in me, and also understand the serious duty that comes along with your trust. I hope to do right by you as we collectively work to address the health, economic, and social challenges before us.
Your values and vision for our future is clear. We need an economy that works for all Minnesotans, whether black, brown, white, native or newcomer. We must address the climate crisis and follow the science, data and facts. All Minnesotans should have the health care and housing they need, no matter their gender, age, where they live or how much money they make. We need to ensure that the resources we all pitch in together are used to fully fund the schools where our kids learn and the buses and transit we take to work. And we need to enact policies like paid family leave and affordable childcare so everyone can thrive. By coming together, we can have a state government that puts people first so that all Minnesotans get the care and respect that each one of us deserves.
As we move forward together, I’d like to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at home, 612-623-7758 if you have any questions or concerns.
It is an honor to represent you in the Minnesota Senate. I respectfully ask for your vote.
We need to work together to fund housing so everyone has a safe place to call home. Minneapolis Public Housing deferred critical maintenance is over $150 Million. We owe it to our seniors and most vulnerable in public housing to provide them a safe place to live. This funding can prevent another tragedy.
Kari started the petition “Safe and Affordable Housing” — you can help by adding your name. Read more and sign the petition here: