Why De'Vonna is Running

“Our district deserves a leader who will actively listen to people’s ideas and concerns and act to address those issues.”
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Reducing Disparities

De’Vonna believes equity should be an integral part of quality improvement efforts – from planning to design and implementation.

She is committed to overseeing current efforts focused on reducing disparities across the county.

“I believe that engaged and empowered people create healthier communities.”

~ De'Vonna

”Whether it be property taxes, workforce development, transportation, accessibility, or immigration concerns, I will listen and I will be an authentic voice for our district.”

~ De'Vonna

Real Affordable Housing

A fresh look at affordable housing and equitable funding is a priority for De’Vonna.

We live in a county where three out of four households with incomes below the poverty line struggle to pay their rent or mortgage.

New families, individuals entering the workforce, disenfranchised communities, seniors, and immigrants often dish out more than 30% on housing.

Senior citizens are not able to afford rising property taxes, repairs for older homes, and are unable to age in place. 

Workforce Development

For Hennepin County to have a competitive workforce it needs to reduce employment inequities and create innovative employment and training opportunities.

People need access to careers that provide pathways out of poverty.

This includes access to jobs and training programs that people can reach through public transportation.

“The formula doesn’t lie in the hands of the policy makers, it lies in the hands of the people.”

 

~ De'Vonna

“All community members should be encouraged to participate in solution oriented processes – that is what creates healthier communities.”

~ De'Vonna

Safe Neighborhoods

De’Vonna is committed to having authentic conversations with community members and police officers to ensure every resident feels safe in their community. 

We need to begin reaching our youth now because they are the future, we have to prepare them to take care of us and our communities. 

Read De’Vonna’s statement on Law Enforcement Reform.

Transportation

De’Vonna is committed to taking the lead on engaging community members to talk about the connection between public transportation, the environment, and equity. 

Public transportation is important to individuals and families who opt out of owning cars, or to those who simply can’t afford the expenses that having a car brings. 

It’s time to reimagine Bottineau. We need a leader on blue line expansion who is focused on helping communities along the line thrive.

As your commissioner, I will be a champion for a transportation system that provides community members with access to living-wage jobs, educational opportunities, and high-quality housing.

“When the people are in the room with decision-makers, the outcomes will favor the people.”

~ De'Vonna

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4 days ago

People for Pittman
Its time to take a collective breath and look ahead. Join us this Saturday, November 21st, from 11am-1:30pm ET for Love & Democracy: The Women Who Made it Happen. 

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It's time to take a collective breath and look ahead. Join us this Saturday, November 21st, from 11am-1:30pm ET for Love & Democracy: The Women Who Made it Happen.

We’re telling the real story -- the hard work on the ground, the real threats to our safety, and the stories that the media have missed about the power of organizing and who is behind it. Our goal is to provide a community forum of support, love and hope and healing. Additionally, we will be joined by frontline experts who will share an election analysis and give us a closer look at the role of women and BIPOC communities in this election. Reserve your spot: htbit.ly/3kvvWcI

@voterunlead @owntv @newgeorgiaproject @EmilyForColorado @votolatino @republicanwomenforprogress @ahilldavis @BlackVotersMtr @AdvanceNativePL @shethepeople @peopleforpittman @samraforsenate
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5 days ago

People for Pittman

The board allocated $8 million of economic support to local restaurants, bars and food service establishments suffering business interruptions due to COVID-19.

Grants up to $15,000 will be available to businesses that are locally owned and operated; have a physical establishment in Hennepin County; have 100 or fewer employees; and have $6 million in annual revenues or less.

Since June, Hennepin County has given out more than $22 million in Small Business Relief grants in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
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2 weeks ago

People for Pittman
Veterans are those who stand up and fight.
Because they know this is right.
They cross the bright and shining sea. 
To give us our chance to live and be free.

They leave their families and closest kin.
For God and country our lands they defend. 
It’s time we pay tribute for all they have done.
They are ALL Heroes – each and everyone.

They did not do this for glory or even fame.
They did not set out to be Heroes – but that is their name.

To those many people that are red, white, and blue.

We stand up proudly today and say “THANK YOU!!!”

-Author Unknown

Veterans are those who stand up and fight.
Because they know this is right.
They cross the bright and shining sea.
To give us our chance to live and be free.

They leave their families and closest kin.
For God and country our lands they defend.
It’s time we pay tribute for all they have done.
They are ALL Heroes – each and everyone.

They did not do this for glory or even fame.
They did not set out to be Heroes – but that is their name.

To those many people that are red, white, and blue.

We stand up proudly today and say “THANK YOU!!!”

-Author Unknown
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People for Pittman

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