Northeast Minneapolis is awesome because we are the City’s Art’s District, arguably Minnesota’s Art District and the best Arts District in the country! How amazing is that? Every day, Aaron Neumann will be an advocate for the Arts and our essential Creative Economy, our artists and the Arts District at the State Capitol and will work to be known as the “Arts District Legislator”. It’s all about preserving and enhancing our arts, music and vibrant culture in NE Minneapolis!
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Don’t Uptown Northeast! What does that even mean? It’s about not getting priced out of our own neighborhood, that’s what it really means. It’s about housing for all. It’s about fair housing, renters’ rights and supporting homeownership. And yes, it’s about affordable housing development, but more than that, it’s about an affordable life for every resident and that includes the essential things like public transportation, a living wage, paid family/sick time, and universal pre-K for working families. Every day, Aaron Neumann will work to pass livability legislation as a top priority for our community.
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Minneapolis’s greatest natural asset is the mighty Mississippi River and it flows alongside NE. It’s truly our treasure, but too bad polluters like Northern Metal and the GAF shingling plant have been allowed to spew toxic lead air and noxious odors along the river and into our communities for decades. Enough! It’s about envisioning and realizing an accessible river, where we can bike, jog and even swim and fish in it without getting poisoned. It’s about houseboats, an amphitheater, an arts and cultural center, concerts, sculpture, kayaking and maybe even someday floating restaurants. But more than that, it’s about clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and healthy soil to grow our gardens. Every day, Aaron Neumann will work to pass riverfront and environmental legislation for our community.
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In the center of the central-most neighborhood in northeast Minneapolis – in the heart of our community – resides Thomas Alva Edison Public High School. It seems fitting our public high school is located in the geographical center of NE Minneapolis. If we care about our future then we must care about our public schools! Why? Because at its best public education is public equity. Plus, public education works. It’s about a level playing field for every student. It’s about an equal opportunity for every kid to go onto secondary education. It’s about a pre-K to graduation approach and making our public schools in NE the most desirable schools in the Twin Cities. And it’s totally about supporting our teachers who are doing their important jobs, getting more teachers and more resources to help close the gap between those children whose birth gave them a head start and those whose birth didn’t.
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