Focus on Priorities

THE ST. CLOUD AREA CAN SHINE AS INCLUSIVE

“Inclusion is about welcoming, developing, and advancing a diverse mix of individuals,” says Ellen Taaffe, a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. “It’s about making all people feel valued, including changing practices that might unfairly benefit any one group, and making sure that everyone feels they have the same opportunity to advance and make an impact. Creating that environment is where the real challenge lies.”

I couldn’t agree more.

As your Minnesota state representative, I will prioritize:

  • Encouraging you and my fellow legislators to build relationships with neighbors,
    co-workers, people in different faith communities, people in schools, people with whom you may interact shopping or enjoying entertainment. Why? When a relationship is built, it is tougher to think negatively or talk negatively about someone. Because you know a person, you have some empathy, sympathy and/or understanding.

  • Representing the people from many different backgrounds, cultures, and interests who live in District 14A.

  • Emphasizing and celebrating the fact that our diverse workforce and backgrounds are a strength. I love the feel of that. Let’s get to know each other.  Let’s build this community together.

 

What other solutions would you support?