remarks as prepared I. INTRO – THE PEOPLE OF MINNEAPOLIS There’s a framed quote in my office in City Hall, one I’ve positioned so I can see it from where I sit. It’s something Michael Nutter said when he was Mayor of Philadelphia: “I didn’t run for mayor to be the caretaker of the status quo.”…
There’s a framed quote in my office, something Michael Nutter said when he was Mayor of Philadelphia: “I didn’t run for mayor to be caretaker of the status quo.” Neither did I. I’ve spoken often about the profound truth of Minneapolis: We are a great city that also faces some great challenges, particularly around race….
On Wednesday, dozens of residents, advocates, former police officers, and faith leaders spoke at a public hearing in City Hall in favor of Medaria “Rondo” Arradondo’s confirmation to become Minneapolis’ Chief of Police. It’s an important step forward for our police department, residents, and entire city.
Two years ago, I was honored to be one of 60 mayors from around the world invited by Pope Francis to take part in a global climate conference at the Vatican. One thing was clear – we need to start at the local level to work against the effects we are having on our environment and on our fellow humans. Our work against climate change is more than just about limiting carbon emissions, it’s about working toward environmental justice.
As your Mayor, I’ve been committed to making Minneapolis the best, most attractive and successful place for all, including businesses that help boost our economy. As our city expands, we need to ensure the growth is both equitable and sustainable.
If the Republicans are coming after public employees and their unions in the next four years, they’re going to have to come through me. That’s the Mayor I’ve been, and that’s the Mayor I will continue to be.
I could not be prouder to support Minneapolis’ own congressman, and my good friend and great ally, Keith Ellison, to be our next DNC chair.
I’ve been sharing with mayors around the country the three big reasons why I as a mayor support Keith for DNC chair, and why I believe they should, too.
How lucky we are to be the people who get to celebrate 150 years of Minneapolis as a city! I’ve been asked to draw the picture of the city for the future, and I will. But I can’t get to the future until we acknowledge the work of the past to build our great city…
Earlier today, I joined supporters in Saint Paul to defend Planned Parenthood’s vital role in our society. We showed up by the thousands in support of the millions of men and women who will use Planned Parenthood for basic healthcare this year. We came to stand up against continued attempts to de-fund Planned Parenthood. And…