"Phillipe Cunningham is a profoundly engaging candidate, and has a deep and intuitive understanding of environmental justice, clean energy access, and good governance. He will make an excellent partner to the Sierra Club and other advocates for the environment and environmental justice in City Hall. His historic candidacy will bring a much-needed breath of fresh air to the City Council."
Small business are the heart of a local economy. This is what makes the stark lack of small businesses in the 4th Ward is so troubling. We know small business owners create jobs and are likely to hire from the neighborhood. Despite this, many storefronts sit empty and commercial buildings dilapidated.
Building community wealth is more than just more money in people’s pockets (although that does help, too). We cannot call ourselves a prosperous community if the air we breathe and the environment around us continues to make us sick.
When a community like North Minneapolis suffers from lack of investment for generations, we are robbed of our community fabric and identity. Also, we all know the Northside’s bad reputation precedes it for most. Nearly every Northsider has experienced the negative reaction people have when we tell them where we live, but we know better.