Kilometers are Shorter than Miles

"Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers."

With the legislative session over (for now), I am spending the summer traveling Minnesota (perhaps in kilometers, at the suggestion of comedian George Carlin), talking with people about how I believe our state can stay competitive and progressive after the 2018 election. We know that progressive policies are good for Minnesota and the nation, yet we have lost power in state governments around the country. There are only 16 Democratic governors left in the United States!
Republicans will control the Minnesota Senate through 2020, and they have a 20 seat majority in the Minnesota House. We will work hard to flip the House in 2018, but there is no guarantee. That's why we MUST elect a progressive DFL governor who will stand firm when the going gets rough.
In the state of the great Senator Paul Wellstone, we know that the way to win elections is by being true to our values and standing up for them, fighting for the things we believe in. We can't put our heads down and hope to avoid criticism. We must lay out our vision and defend it: Healthcare for all! Workers rights! Equality and opportunity! Living wages! Protect our water, air, land, and climate! This and so much more can happen if we stand together.