Standing Up for Middle Class Families

The Republican tax bill gives 83 percent of the benefits to the richest Americans and corporations and raises taxes on working families while adding $1.5 trillion the national debt. Instead of paying for tax breaks for corporations and billionaires, we should be investing in Medicare-for-All, public education, and affordable housing.

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Increasing Access to Affordable Housing

I will work with local leaders to increase options for affordable housing in the 5th District. Our communities need more flexibility with federal dollars to meet life-cycle housing and preserving naturally occurring affordable housing. As Speaker of the House in Minnesota, I oversaw the passage of the Minnesota Historic Preservation Tax Credit that paved the way for the rehabilitation of thousands of units of affordable housing in the 5th District including Cedar-Riverside.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math Policy

I will continue to use evidence-based decision making in Congress. As the Chair of Governor Dayton's broadband task force, we have brought high speed broadband to over 45,000 households, businesses, schools and other anchor institutions in communities. For the past 8 years, I have worked on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education and workforce development. I will advocate for an open and free internet, also known as net neutrality.

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Strong Public Schools and Higher Education

I will go to Washington to challenge Betsy DeVos's unrelenting attack on education. I will be a champion for the closing the special education funding gap that has grown wider in recent years. In the legislature I kept my promises to increase school funding and access to all-day kindergarten and Pre-K. As a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State College system, I am deeply committed to making public college and university affordable and free for all.

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Meredith Raimondi
A Clean Energy Future that Protects our Environment

When I was Speaker of Minnesota’s House, I successfully guided the passage of Minnesota’s nation-leading renewable energy standard. I will be the strongest advocate for legislation to combat climate change in Congress. I know that our public lands are a treasure that must be protected for future generations. I will stand up against efforts to allow copper-nickel mining that could destroy the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and threatens freshwater in all of Northeastern Minnesota.

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Immigration

I will fight to stop family separation and work to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) established by George W. Bush in 2002 and return to a more humane immigration and naturalization service. I will fulfill our nation's promise and uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and create a path to citizenship for everyone that calls our country home. 

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Medicare-for-All

I strongly believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege. I support a universal Medicare-for-All plan and will defend core principles in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including preserving access and coverage for pre-existing conditions, mental health, and women's health. I have been a strong proponent of ensuring 5th District residents have access to federal funding through the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP). We must protect our most vulnerable from financial devastation by medical bills.

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Jobs and Infrastructure

I will bring clean energy jobs and transportation investments and options to the 5th District. I led the override of Tim Pawlenty’s veto of the comprehensive transportation and transit bill. Over the past 10 years, this has meant over $8 billion invested in transit and transportation. I've been a strong supporter of multi-modal transportation including bike, transit, and auto investments. I was a leader in both the passage of legislation for final state funding of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) blue and green lines.

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GLBTQ+ Rights

I have always been strong supporter and defender of GLBTQ+ rights. I will continue to take that record of support for the community to Washington. I will be a champion to defend the right to marry who you love and protect the health care services for the entire community to include transgender health. 

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