Minneapolis Greens Endorse LaTrisha Vetaw for Park Board!

The Minneapolis/5th Congressional District Green Party has endorsed LaTrisha Vetaw for Minneapolis Park Board At Large!

LaTrisha is running because she is passionate about parks. In her day job at NorthPoint in North Minneapolis, she works with youth. She knows how important the parks are to the youth she serves and she wants to do all that she can to preserve, maintain, and improve our amazing park system.

LaTrisha.jpgIf elected, LaTrisha plans to work hard to achieve her park priorities:

·  Support healthy, welcoming, and safe parks for everyone. LaTrisha already worked to pass a tobacco-free parks policy for all park property, and she will promote policies that reduce pesticides and keep our parks and air clean. Our parks are our city’s green spaces, and we need to keep them that way.

·  Work to expand the community engagement process. She believes that the best decisions are made when the community is able to make their voice heard. LaTrisha will promote new ways to engage the Minneapolis community, from social media to engaging, fun park events. This will help bridge the gap between communities of color and the park board and make sure everyone is able to have a say in the future of their parks.

·  Support youth recreation opportunities, like arts, music, and dance programs.  Parks are places where kids come together to learn, grow, and form bonds with one another! LaTrisha will invest in old and new programs that bring more Minneapolis children to the parks, improving their overall wellbeing.

 ·  Support equitable access and programming for the aging population. Just as LaTrisha plans to work hard to support youth recreation, she also plans to work to support programming and park access for the older generation of park users.

The election is just four weeks away and LaTrisha needs your help to get elected!

Please consider making a donation to her campaign online here or by mailing a check made out to LaTrisha Vetaw for Parks to 5315 10th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417

If you are interested in hosting a lawn sign, you can let LaTrisha know by sending her an email at lvetawforparks@gmail.com.

To see who else is running Green this fall check out: http://mngreens.nationbuilder.com/our_candidates!

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