As a journalist I take pride in my ability to listen.
As a political activist I have spent the past two years traveling the state listening to people’s concerns and hopes for a better future.
I deal in facts.
Minnesotans care for one another, pitch in together, and stand up for one another.
My husband and I embrace those values and it is why we chose Minnesota’s Senate District 11 to build a home and raise a family.
As we await the arrival of President Trump for his campaign rally in Minneapolis I can say with certainty that a majority of Minnesotans have had enough of his harmful agenda.
I know with certainty that regardless of party labels we won’t stand for his attempts to distract us with fear mongering and divide us against each other so that the president and his supporters can rewrite the rules to give massive tax breaks to the wealthiest and well-connected at the expense of our health care and our families.
We’re all hearing about impeachment, but let’s not forget that before he was elected, President Trump made false promises to our families. He said that he’d work for us by lowering drug prices and give us better health care, and that he wouldn’t cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security.
Since his election Trump and his allies have passed a tax bill that gave billions in tax giveaways to big corporations and the wealthiest few, paid for by slashing funding for critical health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid that millions of Minnesotans rely on, and making huge cuts to Social Security.
It is painfully clear that our president lied to us. The truth is, his real agenda is dangerous for Minnesota families.