Our Revolution Minnesota

Our Revolution Minnesota is a state network run by local grassroots organizers.

November 2nd is election day and Our Revolution Twin Cities has endorsed a slate of progressive champions who are running for office at a critical time for setting the direction of our local governments.

We can make sure local governments work for all people, not just the wealthy few- but to do that, we need your help to get out the vote.

On Sunday, October 24th from 1-3pm, we’ll be joining Rep Ilhan Omar and Attorney General Keith Ellison at a rally and canvas for Councilmembers Phillipe Cunningham and Jeremiah Ellison. RSVP here!

You can already Vote Early in Minneapolis at the Elections & Voter Services office 980 Hennepin Ave. E. Minneapolis, MN 55414
Monday - Friday until October 29 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, October 23 & 30 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sundays, October 24 & 31 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 1 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

or in St Paul at The Ramsey County Elections Office - Plato Building
90 Plato Blvd W, St Paul, MN 55107
Monday-Friday until Oct 25, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Oct. 26-29: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Oct. 30: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 1: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

See our slate of endorsed candidates below!

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The future of Minneapolis is up for grabs in this election. George Floyd’s murder last year put Minneapolis at the center of the movement to rethink policing in our cities. The fight to create a Department of Public Safety to oversee policing - granting the council some legislative control where they currently have none - has shaken up the races for City office.

American cities are facing some alarming increases in shootings -- but more of the same policing that killed George Floyd is not the answer. While this issue has scared off a lot of establishment Democrats, we aren’t backing down! As Jeremiah Ellison said in our recent Town Hall, “The conversation we need to be having isn’t really about more or less police, it’s about how we keep each other safe in this country…. We aren't just trying to prevent another George Floyd, we are trying to change a dynamic where some communities are deemed okay to carry the burden of violence and other communities don’t have to carry that burden.”

Another critical and related issue is the fight for housing. In addition to the ballot initiative on rent control (below), the Council is considering measures that include giving tenants the first opportunity to purchase a home they are renting, ensuring they have legal representation in housing court, capping security deposits, and limiting the ability of landlords to look back on evictions, credit ratings, and criminal history.

At the same time, conservative opposition is very organized right now- they want to roll back the gains we have made in recent years, like the $15 minimum wage.

Here is our slate of candidates who will keep that from happening and keep us moving forward- from current progressive Councilmembers like Ellison and Elliot Payne to new candidates like Aisha Chughtai, a labor organizer and former campaign staffer for both Ilhan Omar and Bernie Sanders.

Elliot Payne for Minneapolis City Council Ward 1
Cam Gordon for Minneapolis City Council Ward 2
Steve Fletcher for Minneapolis City Council Ward 3
Phillipe Cunningham for Minneapolis City Council Ward 4
Jeremiah Ellison for Minneapolis City Council Ward 5
Nick Kor for Minneapolis City Council Ward 7
Aisha Chughtai for Minneapolis City Council Ward 10
Jeremy Schroeder for Minneapolis City Council Ward 11
Andrew Johnson for Minneapolis City Council Ward 12

We also have two dual endorsements:
Mike Norton & Kati Medford for Minneapolis City Council Ward 13
For Mayor of Minneapolis:
1st choice: Sheila Nezhad
2nd choice: Kate Knuth

Samantha Pree-Gonzalez for Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation
Pree-Gonzalez joined our Town Hall to talk about her plans to bring accessibility to the meetings of this important but little-known Board and to make the people’s money work for the people!

Conservatives have long held power on the Minneapolis Park Board and have blocked initiatives like pesticide free parks and additional funding for youth activities. We’re supporting these progressive champions who will be more responsive to community demands:
Londel French for Minneapolis Park Board At Large
Eric Moran for Minneapolis Park Board District 2
AK Hassan for Minneapolis Park Board District 3
Charles Rodgers for Minneapolis Park Board District 5
Risa Hustad for Minneapolis Park Board District 6

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Uriah Ward for St. Paul School Board
Ward joined our Town Hall and told us about his support for the St. Paul teachers’ strike last year and the need for progressive representation on the school boards that bargain with those teachers.

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Jim Leuthner for St. Louis Park City Council Ward 3
Jim is a long-time Our Revolution member and union activist who is taking on an ardent conservative in this important inner-ring suburb.

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Ballot Endorsements

We have the opportunity to provide more stability for renters in the Twin Cities, create an accountable Department of Public Safety in Minneapolis, and to keep the Minneapolis Mayor from consolidating additional power with these ballot measures:

Vote No on Question #1 to give the Minneapolis Mayor significantly more power
Vote Yes on Question #2 to replace the Minneapolis Police Department
Vote Yes on Question #3 for rent control in Minneapolis
Vote Yes for rent stabilization in St. Paul

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On October 14, several of these candidates joined us for an election Town Hall with Attorney General Keith Ellison. You can watch it here!

Remember, local elections are critical to our movement, and we need your support to get these progressive champions into office. Join us on October 24th from 1-3pm, we’ll be joining Rep Ilhan Omar and AG Ellison at a rally and canvas for Councilmembers Phillipe Cunningham and Jeremiah Ellison. RSVP here!