SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Happy Labor Day! As we pause to express our gratitude for workers’ rights — and to regroup to continue to expand them — we look back on a summer full of introductions and new connections, one conversation at a time.
Walking the Talk
After launching with the Grand Old Day parade in June, the Pinto campaign took to the streets. Block by block, we’ve been talking with district residents at doorsteps and through impromptu sidewalk conversations on these beautiful summer evenings. It’s been a great chance to connect, introduce Dave, hear concerns and share ideas. One point that has come through loud and clear is how high a standard retiring State Representative Michael Paymar has set. 64B voters want their next representative in the Minnesota House to be another champion for progressive values.
Working as a Team
Throughout the summer, Dave and our team have been working closely with the entire DFL ticket — knocking on apartment doors and helping to boost turnout among less-likely voters. The next step in that collaboration occurs tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept 2) at 5:30pm, as we hold a joint door knock with Congresswoman Betty McCollum and House Majority Leader Erin Murphy. Click here for more details.
Growing Signs of Making Connections
They just sprung up one weekend in the middle of August: 200 brilliant orange and blue yard signs introducing 64B voters to Dave Pinto as their newly-endorsed, DFL choice for state rep. But, more of these late-summer bloomers will be going out during the coming weeks as we continue to introduce Dave to the district’s 70,000 voters.
Conversations that Matter
Stable housing means a stable life. That was the message when local housing expert Lyn Burton and district residents joined Dave in August at our Community Conversation on Affordable Housing. It was a chance to get the conversation going about what Minnesota could be doing to improve access to housing for all Minnesotans. Governor Dayton and Minnesota’s DFL-led legislature have made a big investment in low-income housing. But it was apparent from our conversation that more is needed.
The Community Conversations series will continue in coming months. Expected topics include the creation of communities where kids thrive, and climate change.
In Our Thoughts
On July 26, our campaign co-chair Marlene Kayser and her husband Tom were both seriously injured in a car accident. They’re getting better steadily but still face a challenging recovery. Marlene and Tom are two of the most generous and caring people that we have ever met. Please join us in praying for both of them and their family during this very difficult time.
Many thanks for your support,
The Pinto Campaign Team