This week’s Democratic National Convention (DNC) has come to a close. Minnesotans should be proud, as several of our progressive champions were invited to speak and show their support for Hillary Clinton.
The line-up included Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, and Minnesota Representative Peggy Flanagan of St. Louis Park.
The DNC offered a more positive vision for the future than the fear and divisiveness that was showcased at the RNC last week in Cleveland, and is more in line with the path Minnesota is on towards a future that works better for everyone, not just the wealthy.
Minnesota has received a lot of national recognition lately for our excellent schools, high quality of life, and economic vitality. It’s important that we continue to follow the lead of Governor Dayton and other progressive leaders that have fought for stronger schools, leveling the playing field for workers, and shared prosperity for all Minnesotans.
Instead of letting Trump style rhetoric divide us, we should build on the message from the DNC: Together, we are stronger. So let’s work to build a future that works better for all.