Alondra Cano is DFL Endorsed for Ward 9!
Alondra Cano: A Leader Among Leaders
To the People of Minneapolis:
My name is Michael Potter and I am the president of UCFW Local 1161 in Worthington, Minnesota.
I am writing this letter on behalf of Alondra Cano.
I have personally known Ms. Cano for approximately 11 years. Ms. Cano is a community activist and advocate and feels passionate about making a difference in her community. She is a person who believes in all people, as I have witnessed in my past experience with direct communication and action within the community of Worthington.
I would like to share a story with you. On December 12, 2006, United States Custom and Enforcement Agency had raided the JBS packinghouse facility in Worthington, Minnesota. Over 250 workers were herded into buses and hauled away to hold detention centers. There were families that were displaced, children who came home from school not knowing where their families were at. That day was a cold day in southwest Minnesota as children were stranded without any supervision. Ms. Cano came down from Minneapolis to assist Local 1161 in an effort to directly contact worker’s families that were detained, to find loved ones, to find people who would take in the children that had nowhere to go through her translation skills, her connections and her relationships with legal individuals and food shelters. Ms. Cano did a fantastic job connecting this Local and its members to the right resources.
She is a leader among leaders. Local Union 1161 give their support and endorsed Alondra Cano for City Councilwoman for Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has proven to this Local that her determination to make a difference in the lives of people of the community she represents is of utmost importance to her.
By voting for Ms. Cano on November 5, 2013, you will have gained a strong women with strong leadership skills to represent all within the city.
If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
Michael Potter, President, UFCW Local Union 1161
Vote for Alondra and the Radical Change We’ve Been Fighting For
Dear Ward 9 Resident,
As an environmental advocate, a social justice activist and two-time former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate I’m writing to ask you to vote Alondra Cano as your first choice on Tuesday, November 5th.
Alondra Cano is a fighter that comes from our communities. Much like me, Alondra was born into the struggle. She is the daughter of undocumented workers who each worked two jobs to make monthly payments on their one bedroom house for a family of five.
Alondra knows that a living wage is a moral imperative and that’s why, over eight years ago, she began organizing the May 1 marches for workers rights at Powderhorn Park.
I am backing Alondra because she is the most effective organizer. Alondra has proven that she will stand up for what’s right when she -
- Organized Minnesota’s largest 40,000 people march for immigration reform
- Mobilized 1,000 high school students through a civil rights curriculum and passed the Minnesota Dream Act
- Occupied the U of M President’s office and was arrested to keep General College open, she fought fiercely for more resources for the ethnic studies departments
- Took on big-media to abolish the term “illegal immigrant” and won – today, the Associated Press no longer uses those words because no human being is illegal
- Challenged 3M’s environmental pollution to protect urban and organic farming as a Board Member of the Women’s Environmental Institute
As social justice and progressive community members, we know that it takes more than rallies and protests to achieve the real change we want.
We want someone on the City Council who has a track record of achieving the radical change we have been fighting for. Alondra is the only candidate that has this track record.
We need someone who has built power, someone who has created coalitions, and someone who has passed public policies so that the next time our communities are hit we can ensure that no one has to barricade themselves in front of a foreclosed house ever again.
Vote for Alondra Cano as your first choice,
White Earth Anishinaabe
Stop Enbridge Pipeline Activist
Legislative Housing Champions Back Alondra
We are writing to voice our strong support for Alondra Cano for City Council in the Ward 9. We strongly believe Alondra Cano is the most experienced and best-qualified candidate, a fighter for social and economic justice who stands firmly in support of fair housing, renters’ rights and responsibilities and safe affordable housing for all Minnesotans. Alondra Cano is a candidate we can trust.
In the next four days, we are going to work hard in support of Alondra Cano, our homegrown and authentic grass roots organizer. We urge you to come join the campaign. To volunteer for the campaign, contact Peter at 218-259-0042.
Rep. Karen Clark,
Chief author, 2-year moratorium on home foreclosure legislation, 2012 and 2013
Rep. Susan Allen,
Chief author, tenants’ rights legislation, passed by the 2013 Minnesota Legislature