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“I support Mayor Hodges because she is the proven and strong progressive leader our city needs. Betsy governs with integrity, sticking to the values she ran on four years ago and building broader support for change. At a time when the role of cities has expanded to tackle our society’s toughest problems, Mayor Hodges has been consistent, thoughtful and creative in her leadership.”
“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.
Mayor Hodges stands on a strong record of defending immigrant communities across the city. During her first term, Mayor Hodges has invested in various programs for immigrant business owners, family housing, and improving police-community relationships. Hodges has also been a vocal champion against Donald Trump’s anti-immigration and anti-Muslim rhetoric.
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.
Today, womenwinning announced their endorsement of Mayor Betsy Hodges’ re-election campaign.
“We are excited to endorse Betsy Hodges as the strongest and most qualified candidate in the 2017 race for Minneapolis Mayor,” said Lauren Beecham, womenwinning executive director.
OutFront Minnesota Action is excited to support Mayor Betsy Hodges’ re-election campaign for Mayor of Minneapolis. During her tenure as mayor, Betsy Hodges has been a staunch ally of the LGBTQ community. From her support of the Trans Equity Council, to her commitment to supporting the Trans Equity Summit in Minneapolis, Mayor Hodges has proven that she is a tested, progressive leader.