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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People for Pittman
Economic recovery suggests that the economy we had before COVID-19 is one we want to return to. We reject that idea. We demand a reimagining of our economy to create one that truly works for everyone, and that requires reckoning with the racismthat has divided our communities for centuries and fueled the extraction of wealth, hope, and life for far too long.
It is time to reckon with racism, and it’s time to reckon with the truth and rise together.

Please join us on January 15 from noon to 1:00 p.m. for an exclusive virtual screening of our new documentary short film, Reckoning to Rise Together.

The film explores the risks, trials, and triumphs of Jim Mills (J-Klips), Kiara Ellis (The Nail Bar), and Tim Wilson (Urban Lights Music), three Black business owners navigating the pandemic, uprisings, wealth extraction, and racial healing in Minneapolis and St. Paul.  

Following the screening, we will host a moderated discussion with these leaders about the solutions for reimagining our economy and reckoning to rise together.

The event is free, and registration is required: http://bit.ly/3hu3x6Z

Order Local, Order BIPOC / BIPOC-Owned Restaurants
As you Zoom into our noon-time event, we encourage you to enjoy lunch (delivery or curbside pick-up) from one of these fine local, BIPOC-owned eateries! Click here: http://bit.ly/bipoc-eateries

#Reckoning2Rise #HowWeHeal

Economic recovery suggests that the economy we had before COVID-19 is one we want to return to. We reject that idea. We demand a reimagining of our economy to create one that truly works for everyone, and that requires reckoning with the racismthat has divided our communities for centuries and fueled the extraction of wealth, hope, and life for far too long.
It is time to reckon with racism, and it’s time to reckon with the truth and rise together.

Please join us on January 15 from noon to 1:00 p.m. for an exclusive virtual screening of our new documentary short film, Reckoning to Rise Together.

The film explores the risks, trials, and triumphs of Jim Mills (J-Klips), Kiara Ellis (The Nail Bar), and Tim Wilson (Urban Lights Music), three Black business owners navigating the pandemic, uprisings, wealth extraction, and racial healing in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Following the screening, we will host a moderated discussion with these leaders about the solutions for reimagining our economy and reckoning to rise together.

The event is free, and registration is required:

Order Local, Order BIPOC / BIPOC-Owned Restaurants
As you Zoom into our noon-time event, we encourage you to enjoy lunch (delivery or curbside pick-up) from one of these fine local, BIPOC-owned eateries! Click here:

#Reckoning2Rise #HowWeHeal
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1 month ago

People for Pittman

Let's say a special prayer for all of the students.

I miss school for the kids who need it. I miss school for the kids who WANT to get out of their homes.

I miss school for the kids who are being abused EVERY day! I miss school for the children who aren't eating breakfast and lunch!

I miss school for the kids who aren't learning at home. I miss school for the kids who aren't being pushed.

I miss school for all the kids who were already behind before the pandemic.

I miss school for those who HATE math already. I miss school for those who HATE science already.

Yall....I know I'm in the minority, but I really miss school.
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1 month ago

People for Pittman
I’m excited to be a guest speaker for tomorrow’s event!  

Parents, educators, and community, it’s time to leverage youth voices! 

This forum will inspire your children to get involved in public policy and healthy communities early. 

Join us to understand how young people can and should lead in this intersection.

Topic: Youth IMPACT Symposium
Time: Dec 5, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 848 0951 0043

I’m excited to be a guest speaker for tomorrow’s event!

Parents, educators, and community, it’s time to leverage youth voices!

This forum will inspire your children to get involved in public policy and healthy communities early.

Join us to understand how young people can and should lead in this intersection.

Topic: Youth IMPACT Symposium
Time: Dec 5, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 848 0951 0043
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