As the State Representatives who represent you and your neighbors in Ward 6, we are joined by Senators Scott Dibble and Patricia Torres Ray to ask you to vote for Mohamud Noor for City Council, a progressive leader with integrity who will represent all our neighborhoods.
We have known Noor personally for decades and have witnessed his advocacy firsthand as he has championed affordable housing, tenants rights, employment, racial equity, a $15 minimum wage, and making Minneapolis a sanctuary city in every sense of the word for all our residents. He is ready to take on the challenge of resisting Trump and ensuring that Minneapolis is the first line of defense for our residents.
There is only one progressive candidate running for City Council in Ward 6 and that is Mohamud Noor.
Abdi Warsame is the only elected official in Minneapolis who is against marriage equality. At this year’s DFL convention he stated “I believe that marriage is between a man and woman. And I would say that again.” Ward 6 can do better.
Warsame has failed to engage the diverse constituencies of Ward 6. He has aligned himself with big business interests and the Minneapolis Police Federation who fund his campaign, over the needs of working families.
Warsame also derailed a very important legislative effort to improve quality in interpretation services that took advocacy groups four years to craft, arguing that his own family would be taken out of the translation business.
We need a unifying leader who can build bridges across communities. Council Member Warsame, who holds a 25 out of 100 rating on the Our Revolution progressive report card (bit.ly/MplsReport), has failed our Ward on issues of income inequality, police reform, LGBT equality and climate change.
We look forward to partnering with Mohamud Noor to find solutions to the urgent issues facing our communities. He is a collaborative leader who listens to others and finds common ground towards a shared goal of improving people’s lives.
Our communities can’t afford to wait for racial, economic and environmental justice. We need a Council member who will represent all residents of Ward 6 and their values.
We humbly ask you to make Mohamud Noor your first choice for City Council Tuesday November 7th.
State Representative Ilhan Omar (First Somali person elected to state office)
State Representative Karen Clark (Longest serving LGBTQ legislator in U.S.)
State Representative Raymond Dehn
State Representative Jim Davnie
Senator Scott Dibble
Senator Patricia Torres Ray