Former Two Rivers Habitat President/Executive Director & Habitat Minnesota Board Member
Why do you vote?
I vote because I want to be a part of the great conversation that has sustained our country for over 240 years. We’ve come so far as a nation yet have so much still to do. I can’t imagine not doing my part to make things better.
Why is voting important to you?
Voting brings out a need in me to get past the sound bytes and truly reflect on the values of the candidates and what kind of people they might bring along with them if elected. It’s an awesome responsibility that we have, and we shouldn’t take it lightly.
What’s your voting plan for 2020?
To truly listen to people, including people who see things differently than I do. No matter where my views fall, there are good, honorable and decent people who have views different than mine. I want to hear where they stand before I cast my vote.
How do you bring your values to the polls?
I try to think beyond the moment, past the heat of the campaigns, in order to hear the “signal” buried deep within the overwhelming “noise”- of where those who propose to lead would take our state and our nation. I listen for the underlying values behind the slogans, so I can vote for those that align with mine.
What does it mean to you to Vote for Home?
It means to vote for candidates who see the “big picture” of how housing affects everything in a person’s life- education, job prospects, and safety. It means voting for those who “see” well into the past- and far into the future- to make sure that everyone has a fair opportunity to have a home that is affordable, safe, and healthy. Societies don’t always get the chance to right past wrongs. We shouldn’t let a chance at better racial equity in housing pass us by.