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Promoting Environmental Justice and Sustainability

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.

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Press Release: Mayor Hodges for Minneapolis Announces Endorsement from SEIU State Council

“We still have a lot of work to do to make Minneapolis a city that works for all residents, but even through disagreements, Mayor Hodges has listened and brought in community input about tough decisions. Our members did not hear a compelling argument to change the course as we fight to address the issues facing working families in Minneapolis,” said SEIU Minnesota State Council President Jamie Gulley.

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Mayor Hodges Welcomes Trump Cronies’ Attacks

Last night, Mayor Hodges outlined the city’s defense against the Trump Administration’s threats to cities and their residents; today, the New York Observer, previously published by President Trump senior advisor Jared Kushner, attacked Mayor Hodges in response.

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