I did another interview with Native Roots Radio Tueaday. My interview begins around the 2 minute marker. It’s not often I get to say my traditional Ojibwe Introduction outside of class so I’m excited to share this.
Did you know I took Japanese for nearly 5 years and have been learning Ojibwe for two? I am fascinated by languages and passionate to learn them all. I’ve already found resources for simple Karen translations and I’m always willing to invite translators or work to communicate in your preferred language the best I can.
If you have winter gear to spare, please reach out to Heather for donations. This is what community coming together looks like! Roseville is full of residents advocating for various groups. Pick a group, commit, and together we support each other!
A young supporter drew this for me. I’m not used to inspiring little ones so it was a pretty emotional gift for me. I’m doing this for all of us, but especially the children who will inherit the world we leave behind.
I started my campaign season w/ 11 boxes of flyers. I’m down to 4.5. My volunteers have lit dropped nearly 5,000 houses! I have a mailer going out this weekend, & hopefully yard signs (3rd order) will arrive next week! #GOTV #OneMonthUntilElection #ElectionDay #CommunityForward
A reminder that the League of Women Voters of Roseville Area candidate forum is this Thursday, September 24th starting at 7:00 P.M. You can view the program on CTV channel 15 or 829, or on CTV Live. A reminder, all questions must be submitted by tomorrow. See the LWV statement below:
September 24 (Thursday) 7 PM – 8:30 PM Roseville City Council. Candidates will be in-person. No in-person audience. Florence Sprague will be the moderator. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org on or by Wednesday, September 23rd. Designate Roseville on the subject line. Live access for this forum is via Cable channels 15 and HD 859. Also, website: https://www.ctvnorthsuburbs.org/live-tw/channel-15.
The Public Works, Environment, & Transportation Commission is looking to build a diverse team for their Partners in Energy discussions. This group will work with the city & Xcel Energy to develop & implement a community energy program. Limited at large residents will be chosen and this is a great opportunity to directly impact Roseville’s future.
Government is like the Field of Dreams: if you build a good democracy, the people will come.
My campaign focuses this analogy through concrete initiatives like:
🤝 Direct community outreach & engagement
🗣 Increased representation
👣 Action on feedback & concerns, and
👥 Building broad based, grassroots oriented partnerships to execute action!
I am excited to be endorsed again, by Women Winning!
With the passing of RBG and the next supreme court nominee unknown, we must do what we can to protect a women’s reproductive agency. I am committed to this through environmental stewardship and concrete sustainability measures, a living wage, and affordable housing.
We can only move forward if we act as a community, helping each other out anyway we can. Roseville & Ramsey County secured CARES funding. There are many posts on my page about this funding, but I am here to help you find the resources and navigate the process!
Neighbors, the Roseville Area League of Women Voters will be hosting its Candidate Forum September 24 from 7-8:30 P.M.
In anticipation of the forum, you can email questions to be asked to: email@example.com. I urge you all to submit any questions you want to know of your candidates! Please put Roseville in the subject line.
The Parks & Recreation Commission wants input from Indigenous community members providing their perspective on Pocahontas Park. While all input is welcome, the Commission agreed this is an opportunity to listen to non-dominant cultures and have their voices recognized.
All Commission members agreed that renaming this park is a fairly obvious end goal but they need support from the community to do so. No deadline was discussed but I will continue to post updates.
Please share this and tell your friends and relatives! Chi-miigwech!
Today the Parks and Recreation Department is speaking on the name of Pocahontas Park. While there is no intended action following this discussion, I hope it pushes the city to change it’s name.
Pocahontas Park is troublesome for several reasons. First, it contributes to Pan-Indianism and erases the histories of the tribes who actually lived in MN. A more appropriate name would honor Native Americans important to Minnesota State history. Pocahontas’ real name is Matoaka and if we so feel the need to honor her, do it through her given name. Furthermore, she is not from MN but the West Coast, daughter to Chief Powhatan of the Mattaponi Tribe.
Lastly, and the biggest issue with glorifying her story is that she is considered the first victim of human trafficking. Kidnapped by English settlers, her father thought it may bring peace between his tribe and the settlers, as was fairly custom in peace negotiations between tribes. Her abduction was not negotiated and we know any negotiation for peace would have been done in bad faith.
Just another day campaigning with light reading of the finalized 2040 Comprehensive Plan coming in at 1,276 pages in addition to all the other tabs I’ve opened as I split my focus in a million directions!
If elected this is the commitment you can expect as I work on your behalf!
Neighbors, Roseville has been awarded CARES funds to help with the financial impacts of COVID-19. If you need assistance for your rent/mortgage or for your business, I encourage you to review this link and apply for assistance here.
Being on the campaign trail since 8 AM has got me feeling accomplished just in time for lunch! Delivered 6 more yard signs and called constituents. To get involved or donate to my campaign visit https://dannahforcitycouncil.com/volunteer-donate/
#WeretheOnesWeveBeenWaitingFor #CommunityForward #GOTV2020 #RosevilleMN
In Native Communities we discuss food sovereignty a lot, but I think it is also an important community conversation locally. As we’ve seen with inept Federal leadership and Roseville having no food shelves, supporting our community means working together, expanding community gardens (or personal gardens), and utilizing them to get food to those in need!
I encourage residents to apply - and again spread the word - to our neighbors who may not be online, or simply haven’t heard about this opportunity. We’re #InThisTogether and we must help support (ie information sharing) one another as many remain out of work.
Please check in with employees of your favorite small businesses. Ask them how business is and let them know about this Relief Fund. I did this yesterday at my favorite Chinese restaurant, New Hong Kong Wok here in Roseville!
Ramsey County Small Business Relief Fund is accepting applications from self-employed entrepreneurs or local businesses with 20 or fewer employees impacted by COVID-19.
Good news! Today the City Council approved several recommendations by the Human Rights Inclusion and Engagement Commission including a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant!
The City Manager also presented his budget recommendations for 2021. The Roseville Police Department requested increased funds for three additional officers, but the City Manager only recommended funding for the City’s commitment to a diversity inclusion officer. While we have seen that diversity does not necessarily mean problems with police brutality are removed, I am happy this recommendation does not result in 3 additional officers, and it also challenges the City to review the RPD’s caseload and how to create policies, if any, that can assist in reducing policing.
The next budget meetings are September 14th: Council Members will receive recommendations from the Finance Commission and
September 21st, where the Council will preliminarily adopt the budget. Mark your calendars!
Reminder that tomorrow is another budget meeting for Roseville 2021! It is important that we let our Council Members know what we want prioritized. Please let your friends and neighbors know about the meeting as well.
Non-agenda items are allotted time at the beginning of council meetings. Comments regarding agenda items will be allotted time at their place on the agenda. Each resident is allotted 3 minutes to speak. Because it is on Zoom, residents can choose to leave their camera off.
Captured a picture of this lotus yesterday at McCarron’s lake. The lotus as a symbol of rebirth is not lost on me. 2020 is Rosevillle’s opportunity for rebirth. #CommunityForward #McCarronsLake #Rebirth #LocalPolitics
I am happy to announce I have received the endorsement of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. Together, we can continue pushing for a standard of living which includes equitable wages and a renewed commitment to labor standards. #CommunityForward #UnionStrong
Thankful for the Suburban Animal Hospital in Roseville for diagnosing my baby with Pancreatitis and getting him on the mend! When nobody else was seeing cats (ER or regular appt) they managed to squeeze me into their busy schedule! https://t.co/AmN2h6p6yT
While the Governor’s mask mandate goes into effect prior to Roseville’s, the cities implementing mask mandates influenced Walz’s overall decision, and for that, I am still happy the City decided to issue their order!
@RosevilleMN passed a Mandatory Mask mandate today. It goes into effect July 27th! The vote was 5-0 and I was happy to hear of community writing in and making public comments. I am further thankful to see the council declare this is not a political issue, it is about health and safety!
Thank you to everyone who showed up and rejected racism here in Roseville! Thank you to the countless community members who worked to organize this rally and march with only a weekend of planning…these actions are much needed here and together we can all bring our #CommunityForward to #RejectRacism and declare #BlackLivesMatter.
Neighbors, it has been brought to my attention something disgusting happened in Roseville. If you can help identify those responsible, that would be greatly appreciated. The direct and insinuated racism is unacceptable to me and much of the community I know personally. My understanding is the RPD didn’t increase their patrols following the initial threats of burning down houses so of course the threats have turned into some action. I don’t expect you to go to the cops with info, but if we know who is responsible we can hopefully address this in a different capacity.
Here’s pictures of the pollinators I planted this year! So far I have said hello to a caterpillar, miner bees, and a spider…each using my garden for sustenance!
We all have an important role in reducing our impact on the environment- pollinator gardens and prairie restoration is just one way!
The City is taking input on its Civic Master Plan, including the Lexington Shops Mall area. This is a great opportunity for residents to create a community driven vision for the campus. The survey took less than 10 minutes and has options for specific feed back!
In my survey:
🏛 I highlighted the importance of consolidating City and County services as much as possible. This can often be a barrier in getting residents critical housing, financial, & medical needs met.
🎉 Suggested options (like including a locally owned restaurant) to celebrate our residents & create a welcoming environment.
🌍 A completely sustainable campus
Residents have until July 14th to complete the survey!
I delivered 5 more yard signs tonight! I have only a handful more until printing is complete. Please ask your family & neighbors if they will host a yard sign. I will be happy to deliver one…and it’s contactless!
🚨🚨🚨 If you’re still working from home and want a distraction, please take a picture with the yard sign and post it here! Messy hair? We don’t care! 🚨🚨🚨
Thank you @ISD_623 for this policy. Did you know mascot imagery negatively impacts self confidence? For our students who may already struggle with their self image/worth, this is an important step to deterring one less stressor for our students!
The Roseville Police Department has requested the addition of three officers in the year 2020 and another three officers in 2021. The RPD cites a 158% increase in crime at Rosedale Mall, a 75% increase in crime at the Walmart, and a 65% increase of crime near three of our various hotels. Yet, part of their ask is due to their increased ineffectiveness. Due to the demand in their volume, they have had to reduce DWI enforcement, reduce responses to gas drive-offs, and found animal calls are holding for longer, all while seeing a decrease in case clearance.
The media (Star Trib & Pioneer Press), like the RPD, focus on the ‘Crimes Against Persons’ statistics, meaning assault, rape, and robbery. The RPD claims a 74% increase in aggravated assaults; 81% increase in crimes against persons; and a 100% increase in sexual assaults. When you look at the actual data, in 2010, the caseload was slightly below 250 cases in a year, and as of 2017 continue to hover around 250 cases. Our caseload is on par with the rest of the state of MN.
However, when you review the stats on Property Crimes (burglaries and thefts), which RPD states a 35% and a 20% increase respectively, the number are obvious: in 2010 RPD handled about 4,500 cases and in 2017 that number jumped to about 5,500, or 3,000 more cases than the State of MN overall.
When I looked over these numbers, I realized what the Roseville Police Department is requesting is not for protection of our community but rather, protection for Capitalism and the many national chain stores that operate out of Rosedale.
When looking at the RPD’s response to increased crime, the examples I listed above, do not seem to be detrimental to the RDP. Why is the RPD having to respond to drive-offs at the gas pumps? What are our convenience stores doing to deter drive-offs themselves? Why are their pumps not pre-pay only? Again, why is RPD being called in to protect Capitalism, when they could actually be focusing on proactive measures to protect its residents? I think it is worthwhile to mention here, that RPD also has a ‘bait car program’ to ‘deter’ theft. How are you deterring a crime you are creating? Why are we focusing on this task/method, when we should be handling the calls already in front of us?
Roseville has partnered with Ramsey County to assist with some of their calls yet it is unclear how often they are involved and what the result of their involvement is. In 2018, Roseville responded to 1,372 Disorderly Conduct calls. Yet RPD also responded to 679 welfare checks and 209 calls where the person was in crisis. Mental Health seems to be the second most need, so there is a clear need for more involvement with Mental Health Professionals and a system which truly helps, and not criminalizes, the victim.
The next budget meeting for the City of Roseville, where you can state your concerns is July 21st at 6PM. With all of this data, and the recent events which unfolded in Minneapolis and St. Paul, do we really need more police? Do we want more police? Please show up and express your concerns!
Happy Juneteenth! May we all (re)commit to actively dismantling racist policies and institutions. Remember: Today is the day we celebrate but daily we must actively work towards this goal in all facets of our life!
Here is the link to apply for the Multicultural Advisory Committee! I encourage residents to get involved & apply. This is a great opportunity to provide needed perspective on the City’s current policing policies. https://t.co/bcGTIo3cn6
I am sharing this link because it includes a survey where you can order some (or all) of your priorities, and it includes future Zoom meetings residents can attend to further learn and provide insight on economic policies and their impacts on communities throughout Ramsey County!
From Go Fund me just now. If anyone doesn’t know how they can help, the saying ‘power of the purse’ is here for a reason. This is a good starting point, but please reach out to me if you want to know other orgs asking for help. I’ve also tried to post links as often as possible on my personal page and campaign Twitter.
If you’d like to help in another way (food, supplies, housing, clean up) also, please reach out to me and I can connect you with others who are already organizing and know where you’d be most effective (and most needed).
Lastly, I said it personally but I’ll say it here too. The events of the last week have been hard for all of us, but I take a message of hope from the community we saw coming together. With it, many things are becoming possible and we must hold that momentum on all levels!
What is happening in the Twin Cities is what happens when you invest in profits over people year after year after year. It’s what happens when you had a chance to vote for someone who would make a difference, and you go with the pro-condo guy.
This is what happens when the responses to ‘no justice no peace’ are said in vain.
It has been five years since Philando was killed and five years we’ve been waiting for something to change. It has not. Please do not decide now to use your voice to police black and brown bodies on how to get the killings to stop. You had a voice you should have been using all along.
I posting this to my campaign page because we need to take a stand. I’m asking to lead YOU and I want to be transparent in where I stand, what I believe. I am here to answer questions and concerns you have. I am here to defend my stance and defend those fighting for justice, but I refuse to be silent and ‘pander’ in whatever visibility I might have.
Yes, there has been day after day of sadness and tragedy, but this is the moment we must all ask ourselves what we value more, people or profit?
Now that we’ve had some time to process the murder of George Floyd I want to offer my official statement on the matter. I first ran for City Council on 2018 at the heels of a ‘not guilty’ verdict of Yanez, the officer who shot and murdered Philando Castile. I was outraged, I was tired, and I knew it was my responsibility to do whatever I could to change the systems that be. Even though I am in Roseville and we have an independent police force, I vowed that wherever I reside, I have to do what I can to ensure the lives of our communities are protected, and what happened in STP or MPLS will never happen in Roseville.
During my campaign, my cousin was shot and murdered by St. Paul police. While I tried not to bring up my cousin specifically, so I can focus on the larger problem, I then swore my cousin’s death would be the last, because we would change the system once and for all.
Then Ralph Bell went missing, in my City, under mysterious circumstances, and justice still hasn’t been made concerning the circumstances of his death. Neither the Roseville Police Deparemt nor the Stillwater Police Department seriously handled their investigation due to ‘jurisdictional issues’.
Here we are today, again heartbroken. I look at George’s face and I see my cousin, I see Philando, and I see countless other men and women killed by senseless police brutality.
My love goes out to all the family and friends of George; to the community where George called home, to those all throughout the nation mourning his murder. I mourn with you all and I am holding space for everyone.
I reiterate my previous campaign goal if I were elected: I will do whatever I can in Roseville first and foremost to ensure we never have this issue, but secondly, to apply pressure to our surrounding cities to be proactive and do the same.
Nobody who has died from police violence should be dead today. We have a Justice system for this very reason, in which cops were never part of the original plan and they have now monopolized that power. Who we choose to vote for in November- regardless of where you reside, affirms or denies whether you support the monopolization of police power and brutality without consequence. It is unacceptable and I refuse to accept that as the status quo. I am begging, if you are reading this, please DO something. Protest, write, call, help the activists and victim’s families with the support they need. Have the tough conversations with your neighbors and don’t stop. Don’t agree to disagree. Use your voice. Speak up where black and brown people cannot. Empathize. Get past your semantic arguments please, and champion the importance of life for the miracle it is and do not give in to the police supremacy. Most importantly, do not stop until we see the changes and benefits of those changes. Do not be appeased by mere promises. Follow it through and hold the electeds accountable.
Thanks to the Urban Village for translating mask guidance in Karen! I do want to highlight an N95 should be worn if you’re high risk, but it is listed as a ‘don’t’ to not impede the access of our healthcare professionals to N95s.
Today I was endorsed by the Roseville DFL! Thank you to Lauren, James, Linda, Darlene, and the other Central Committee Members for their time in ensuring a fair convention. Thank you, also, to all of the delegates who participated in the process! Now more than ever, it’s important to remain involved so we are able to lead our #communityforward!
Thank you CTUL for your commitment to our communities! They are now accepting applications for a grant up to $599 for immigrant families excluded from the economic stimulus and other COVID-19 financial assistance.
Thank you, Roseville School Board, for taking seriously the increase of anti-Asian hate crimes in our communities and for addressing it with a formal resolution. I appreciate the leadership shown by the School Board.
If we have room, let’s fill it with love, not hate!
Today I signed the pledge to say no to fossil fuel donations throughout my campaign. I am happy to join all the other candidates and officials who have already said no fossil fuel money! #waterislife #landisceremony
Good Afternoon, friends! I am seeking the DFL Endorsement and I’ve had a good morning reaching out to delegates! Here is my video asking for their support, and I hope you will consider supporting me as your candidate beyond the Convention as well!
The Council positions are typically nonpartisan, but I am seeking the endorsement to be upfront about my policy goals and also to ensure those who do not have the time or ability to research candidates can know upfront where I stand.
I look forward to hearing what is important to you as I continue to reach out to voters!
If you have any of the items below to donate, please do so! RAHS has done an excellent job of stepping up and supporting students and families throughout this Pandemic. Continue to support their efforts anyway you can!
During COVID-19 a lot of us are struggling. Whether emotionally, physically, or financially. So are our students. Please support Roseville Area Schools and are students by taking the time to give today and ensure our students needs are being met.
From the Roseville Area Schools:
With the rise of COVID-19, the needs of the Roseville Area School District are growing and ever changing. This pandemic is exposing and heightening inequities across our community. For many students and families, our schools are their only reliable source of food. Even more, do not have access to the internet and the technology necessary to learn from a distance. Our teachers and administrators are working tirelessly to implement distance learning, provide families with free meals and the resources they need to learn, but they need help.
The Roseville Area Schools Foundation is committed to support our schools during these challenging times, which is why we have pledged $20,000 to the district to support the urgent needs of Roseville Area students and families.
With your help, we can double, even triple our donation to support those in need. Your donation will give our schools the capacity to effectively implement distance learning, address food insecurity, and continue to meet the needs of all students and families.
We understand that many are not in a position to give right now, as folks have lost their jobs, taken in displaced family and friends, and even fallen ill. We are thinking of all of you experiencing hardships during this time.
If you are in a position to give, please consider doing so today.
Donate now to #RosevilleRelief to keep our kids fully fed, connected, engaged and learning!
I can’t be at the Picket Line today due to work, but I wore my #RedforEd as I stand in solidarity with St. Paul Public School teachers (and any others who need to strike) to have their students’ needs met.
Next week there will be hearings to expand renter protections at the State level. A pivotal part of my plan to address our housing crisis and homelessness in Roseville is expanding renter protections. We have landlords operating with fairly little oversite- other than inspections- who can bully and terminate contracts seemingly at will. The process for contesting these terminations, if they happen at all, strain those living in poverty and working jobs without flexible schedules.
If you are able, please attend these hearings to show your support. If you are unable to attend, please site to let your House Representatives know you support expanding protections for renters.
Thank you Roseville School Board and the AI Parent Committee for bringing forth this land acknowledgment. Native Americans have some of the lowest graduation rates in the country and face many barriers-systemic, economic- but this land acknowledgment is a proactive step towards healing and equity for our Native students to succeed!
I am glad to see City officials acting swiftly to protect renters’ quality of life. It is important to hold Landlords accountable especially when jeopardizing the health of its tenants while simultaneously not living up to their side of the contract.
Because city inspections can easily be skirted and companies take short cuts hoping to save a penny, it is important that renters report any issues they may have with their landlords to the City.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last night! It was a great start to our campaign and I am ready to work hard to win! I have set aggressive goals on Affordable Housing and Climate Change and I believe strengthening our City-Community relationships is the foundation for a more equitable future.
You can read more about my vision for Roseville at DannahForCityCouncil.com
If you’ve been following the Ricardo Batres/Reuter Walton scandal, Batres plead guilty. I am running for City Council to ensure better oversight in protecting laborers and that development in Roseville is done ethically, placing people over profit.
I am thankful to have another opportunity to campaign for a brighter, more sustainable future! You can read more about my goals for Roseville and see how I’ve redeveloped my platform at DannahForCityCouncil.com
When I decided to run for City Council, it was a spur of the moment decision - one I debated for only two days before the deadline passed. I ran for so many reasons all culminating to this decision: the 2016 elections; realizing all the work my friends were doing would never really end unless we had policy changes; and my own personal experiences with my mom being homeless - and her cats. As I sat on my couch googling for hope, I stumbled upon the Roseville page with the deadline to file for office. It was a perfect storm that lead me to where I am today. I realized, while I don’t have much to offer one thing I could do is run.
With the final results in, I will not be moving on to the Council, but I am so proud of how well I did as a new resident of Roseville and having no campaign experience at all. I made several mistakes in the beginning, but I still did better than I ever could have imagined! I moved up one entire position since the primaries more than doubling the votes I received, and I ran a campaign I could be proud of - one based on the issues and positivity. Most importantly, I never forgot why I was doing this - my community.
The support I received from residents, family, and friends is truly humbling and I couldn’t have done so well without the support of you all. From the encouragement, to the door knocking (sometimes at night, in the rain, alone), to showing up to my events, thank you all! I ran for the community and it was the community who showed up and got behind me, helping me through my doubts and moments of fear. I also have to thank my company and co-workers for supporting me as well. They contributed to my campaign, put my sign in the office, and allowed me to use my vacation time to prep for the forum. It takes a village and that is what my campaign was all about.
So once again THANK YOU all! Hard to be upset about my loss when we had so many wins last night! I wish the best of luck to our NEW Council Member Wayne Groff and the incumbent victor, Bob Willmus! I look forward to continuing my work within our community and always moving forward.
Before the results come in, I just want to thank everyone who supported me! I give all of my successes to my supporters & those who believed in me! No matter what, I ran the best campaign I knew how and I am proud of all we have accomplished! Thank you! #communityforward
Alright, Roseville! I have updated my website to address many of the questions I have been receiving! You can now read my goals for our budget, the deer population, and how I intend on growing and diversifying small business here:
As a council member, I will prioritize people over business and make policies which respect our residents & prioritize their needs. Currently our residents pay more in property taxes than our largest businesses & I find that unacceptable. There are alternatives we can utilize at the city level & I will be that “out of the box” voice at the table working for you!
If you want someone on council who will work & fight for you, vote for me on November 6th!
In 9 days my fabulous volunteers & I have left 2500 flyers, completing precinct 1 and over 50% complete in precincts 2, 7, & 8! If you have any free time on Saturday to join let me know here or via email @ DannahThompsonforCityCouncil@gmail.com 😊 #communityforward
With the help of two wonderful volunteers we were able to complete my goal of door knocking Fairview and surrounding areas between County Road C to County Road D! Tomorrow I am planning to drop lit between Larpenteur & Rosedale along Fairview!
I also delivered more signs tonight after the lit drop!
If you’d like to help lit drop or want a yard sign comment, message, email, call or text! 20 days (well, almost 19 now) until election!!
Thanks to all of the residents who showed up tonight and submitted questions for the forum! I am always excited to see voters actively engaged in the political process from elections and beyond!
For those unable to attend or view, I continued my commitment to utilizing community input and experiences in addressing our cities’ needs. Everything is intersectional. Through creative solutions based on this idea we can address multiple issues at once, increase our efficiency, and get to the root of the our cities deficiencies.
While my ideas are outlined on my campaign website, I will prioritize our communities through focused policy on affordable and attainable housing - including renters’ rights and protections for those with Section 8 and criminal backgrounds. I will bring the $15/hour minimum wage to Roseville and develop an urban policy which emphasizes the relationship between community and small business further reducing crime and allowing us to focus on police-community relationships.
To attain these goals I will review our tax policies and ensure large commercial areas like Rosedale Mall and Wal-Mart are paying their fair share of taxes and contributing as much to our community as we expect of our residential property owners and renters.
I promise to be an advocate of our community and be an amplifier of their ideas. It is our community who volunteers and engages each other on a daily basis and we have a lot to learn from them!
Just a friendly reminder that the Roseville Forum is tonight at 7PM At City Hall. Thanks to LWV of Roseville for hosting this event. If you cannot make it, CTV will be streaming it live (and on channels 859/15). You can watch it online here:
I am excited to announce I have the endorsement of Women Winning! They are one of the largest nonpartisan organizations in MN with the mission to elect pro-choice women and I am happy to have their support!
Attention Residents of Roseville! If you haven’t registered to vote, here is your opportunity to do so before early voting begins on September 21st! If you are registered to vote encourage others to stop by and register!
Hello Roseville! If you do not have plans on Saturday, September 15th, I want to encourage you to participate in helping the City plant a pollinator garden! My best friend is getting married and her rehearsal dinner is at the exact same time, so I want to encourage all residents to participate!
Roseville has taken several steps in restoring the natural plant life to encourage the success of the various species that also call Roseville home. The pollinator garden will directly impact the success of bee and butterfly populations!
I will be a part of the Roseville Candidate Forum hosted by the LWV of Roseville, October 4th at 7:30 P.M. at City Hall! I encourage everyone following this election to attend. The audience will have a chance to ask the candidates questions! Hope to see you all there!
And, if you haven’t had a chance to donate to my campaign, or sign up to volunteer (doorknocking or phone banking,) here’s the link to all of the information:
I will be ordering 100 signs . If you’d like one, please send an email!
Lastly! If you’re friends haven’t heard of me, or there is an issue you are passionate about here in Roseville! Please feel free to reach out to me via email, facebook, or by phone. Remember - I am running to represent of Roseville & hearing from you is my numer one goal (after winning, of couse!).
Alright everybody! I have received a lot of requests for yard signs & I need to purchase more flyers so I can get to door knocking. If you’d like to support my campaign you can donate here: https://paypal.me/thompsonforcouncil
Final votes have been counted and I advance to the general election! I am so thrilled to have the support of so many in Roseville! Thank you Nekima Levy Armstrong and Rep. Susan Allen for your faith in me! It’s a long road ahead but I believe we will win! #communityforward
I just want to remind everyone that the primaries are tomorrow. If you did not vote early, be sure to do so tomorrow! Also- for all my Roseville friends, I hope I have your support! If there is anything you want to know further about my platform (or if you want to ask me about something not on my platform) reach out here, by phone, or email. My information is on my candidate page on FB as well as on my campaign website (dannahthompsonforcitycouncil.WordPress.com) I will be taking calls/responding all night! #GOTV !
I am excited to announce I have the endorsement of Minnesota Representative Susan Allen and Dr. Nekima Levy -Pounds, former mayoral candidate of Minneapolis. Both women have been advocates for BIPOC rights’ and policies which work to provide more equitable communities. I am thankful for their endorsements as I promise to continue this push for a more equitable Roseville.
Just a reminder that I will be at the Roseville Juneteenth Celebration tomorrow at Roseville Central Park, 2495 N. Victoria St. The event begins at 5PM but I will be there closer to 6. I will say a few words about Juneteenth, but in no formal capacity as a candidate. If you see me afterward please say hello and let me know about issues important to you!
While Juneteenth is a celebration of emancipation, there has remained institutional discrimination in our society. Please come join me June 19th, 2018 at the Roseville Juneteenth Celebration and get to know how I plan to address these issues of racial disparities.