Sam Pree-Stinson is a Green-endorsed City Council candidate for Minneapolis Ward 3. The following is her response to the attempted appointment of Police Lt. John Delmonico to a senior command position at the Minneapolis 4th Precinct, the site of the police murder of Jamar Clark in November 2015 and subsequent 4th-Precinct occupation by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and allied groups.
"Choices. Delmonico is a bad one. Once again, we refuse to choose reflective leadership. Specifically and at the most foundational level, values. My choice is to speak up.Read more
A second candidate emerged in April for the Ward 8 City Council seat Elizabeth Glidden plans to leave after three terms in office.
Terry White, a marketing operations manager in the healthcare industry, is making his first run for public office with the backing of the local Green Party. White will go up against Andrea Jenkins, a DFLer who once worked as Glidden’s aide and now leads the University of Minnesota’s Transgender Oral History Project.
“A large part of why I’m running as a Green is to ensure that ecological wisdom is incorporated into city policies,” White said. “In particular, I want to ensure that the city’s Climate Action Plan is implemented and fully funded.”Read more
Welcome to the February/March 2017 issue of the Sunflower Seed! In this issue you will find the most recent 2017 Green endorsed candidates, learn how Greens are defending Ranked Choice Voting in Saint Paul, get an update on the historic Cheri Honkala campaign to fight establishment corruption, and learn about massive Green successes in the Netherlands and England! Enjoy!
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From Green Councilmember Cam Gordon:
"I'm very disturbed by the news that Xcel Energy has used its economic power to muzzle fair, if pointed, criticism of it's terrible 'Becker bill'.Read more
Samantha L. Pree-Stinson
Green Party Endorsed Candidate
Minneapolis City Council Ward 3
White paper: Energy, Environment and Transportation
Minneapolis and St. Paul are two of the hardest hit cities due to climate change. Currently, renewable energy fuels only about 21% of MN electricity. We are getting much dryer and over the last 50 years we have seen a 40% increase in extreme storms. We need green spaces and not more concrete to absorb the heat. The good news is that we have options. Options that allow us to make better use of our space in the city, increase our self-sustainability, and make for a SMART future thinking city for generations of Minneapolitans to come.Read more
Minneapolis-5th District Green Party
For Immediate Release
Date: March 13, 2017 Contact: Betsy Barnum firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Minneapolis 701-610-3432
Greens Blast Racist Threat, Stand Behind Pree-Stinson
The Green Party stands strongly behind our endorsed candidate for Minneapolis City Council Ward 3, Samantha Pree-Stinson, in the wake of a threatening racist note left on the fence at her home.Read more
Green Endorsement Seeking Mayoral Candidate Elizabeth Dickinson Outlines Her Vision for St. Paul at Forum
By Tim Nelson of MPR News
Candidates hoping to succeed St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are starting to take to the campaign trail together ahead of key party endorsement battles starting soon.Read more
A seat at the table: Samantha Pree-Stinson brings holistic approach to gentrification and accountability in Ward 3 race
The morning after the 2016 presidential elections, Samantha Pree-Stinson, a resident of Northeast Minneapolis was confronted by a truck of all male passengers spewing racial slurs directly at her. Soon after, she observed the same men spit and yell at another woman. Earlier that day, Pree-Stinson recalls having shared with her family a hope: that despite the outcome of the elections, the hatred brewing throughout the past year would not seep further into their world. Yet, after this incident, she questioned if that was possible.Read more
“Although the bulk of my campaign is focused on Economic Justice, and the role that local offices such as the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board play in it, I have plenty of ideas to make our city cleaner and greener--all based on the idea of looking at the entire city as one Ecosystem.Read more