Bold | Progressive | Grassroots

Endorsements

 
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SEIU Minnesota State Council

“We look forward to supporting your work as an SEIU-Endorsed Candidate, as we work collectively to improve the lives of all Minnesotans. We wish you luck in November and in our continued fight for working families for years to come.”


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AFSCME Council 5

“Nelsie’s track record as an organizer and a fighter for justice – and her powerful personal story as the daughter of Hmong immigrants struggling in poverty – inspired our committee to support her candidacy. We look forward to working with her to advance policies that will lift up working people in Ward 6 and across the Metro.”

- Pat Guernsey, AFSCME Council 5 President


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St. Paul City CouncilMember - ward 4

Mitra Jalali Nelson

“I’m so excited to endorse Nelsie Yang to be our next Ward 6 City Councilmember. I believe the way you campaign reflects the way you’ll govern. Nelsie has shown courage and leadership since the very start of her campaign: from becoming the first person to step up and put forward a new vision for our community’s future, to organizing in every corner of Ward 6, including people who for too long have been left out of these important elections. I know she’ll work hard for our shared values on the City Council. Now more than ever, our city needs energetic and engaged new leadership for the future of St. Paul. I’m proud to support Nelsie as we work for inclusive progress across our city.


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St. Paul School board Member

Marny Xiong

“Ward 6 is home to the most diverse neighborhood in our city, yet our diversity and lived experiences is not represented at city hall. We need someone who is bold, progressive, authentic, innovative with fresh ideas, someone cares about ensuring that all of our diverse voices and experiences are represented at City Hall. I am done with business as usual, and a system that prioritizes the loudest voices, the most influential, and a system of winner and losers. We need change in Ward 6 and we need it now! Nelsie Yang is the progressive champion that we need who will unite our diverse communities to strengthen Ward 6. She is about collective people power so that we can ensure our city reflects our collective shared values, dreams for our neighborhoods, and the our diversity that is our strength. Join me in supporting Nelsie to be our next Ward 6 council member."


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Women Winning

“Women Winning is proud to endorse Nelsie Yang for Saint Paul City Council, Ward 6. Nelsie is a champion for choice with a powerful history of grassroots organizing and advocacy for reproductive justice and gender pay equity. As a daughter of refugees, Nelsie works tirelessly to create strong coalitions that reflect diverse community values. Nelsie’s leadership on the Council will create positive change for our communities.” 

- Meggie Wittorf, Executive Director


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Saint Paul Federation of Educators Local 28

Congratulations to our Champion for Public Education!


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Take Action MN

“We're excited to announce our endorsement of Nelsie Yang for St. Paul City Council Ward 6. Nelsie is a community organizer and community builder. Her powerful grassroots campaign shows us the people-centered way she will lead as the next Saint Paul Council member from Ward 6. Our members voted to endorse her following our candidate round table. We look forward to showing up for her at the Ward 6 convention on Saturday, April 27th.”


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OutFront Minnesota Action

“OutFront Minnesota Action is excited to endorse Nelsie Yang in her bid for the Saint Paul City Council seat in Ward 6. We appreciate her support of the LGBTQ community and look forward to working with her now and in the future on issues related to LGBTQ liberation."


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Our Revolution Greater Saint Paul Chapter

"The Our Revolution Greater Saint Paul chapter believes these endorsed candidates will bring strong progressive leadership to the important and complex issues that confront the city. We believe they will prioritize economic justice, attainable affordable housing, lifelong learning, community-first public safety, and help make our city work for all of us. Our chapter encourages people to attend Ward events, to engage in discussions about important issue and to get out the vote."

Read the full endorsement letter HERE.


State Representative 53A

Tou Xiong

"I've seen Nelsie Yang do her work since day 1, seeing her organizing, advocating for issues from Frogtown to the East Side. She has all the experience and battle scars that will make a great city council member for Ward 6 and the city of Saint Paul. We need young leaders like Nelsie to step up and bring us into the new horizon. As a former council member myself, I can say that Nelsie has the experience, skills, and temperament to get stuff moving in Saint Paul. We need people like Nelsie to help represent our communities here on the East Side."


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St. Paul School board Member

John Brodrick

"Nelsie's family members have lived alongside me for over a decade in Frogtown and they have been wonderful neighbors.  I’ve seen Nelsie grow to be the leader she is today. It’s my joy to endorse her to be our next City Councilmember for Ward 6! Nelsie was very involved with our school board race. She understands the issues our families face on the Eastside. She will be a fighter on economic and education issues for our community."


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Our Revolution Twin Cities

"We are excited to endorse Nelsie Yang because her focus on affordable housing, grassroots democracy, and restorative justice are critical ingredients to uplift folks in our metro. Believing everyone deserves to live a good life, Nelsie will be a strong voice uniting and fighting for East Side residents."


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Ramsey County Commissioner

Trista Matascastillo

“I’m excited to endorse Nelsie Yang, she is a young woman who has no fear or reservation to run and represent our community. This is a community of young people and the city has changed tremendously over the last 15 years and the change is good; we need someone who understands inclusion of everyone. “


Ward 6 Community Members

Crystal Norcross

“As a young person Nelsie has been so involved in affordable housing and an advocate for safe neighborhoods. I’m here and happy to support her”.

Janey Atchison, St. Paul Public School Teacher

“I volunteer for Nelsie, because I believe in her vision of what the East Side could be! Her progressive ideas are what is needed for change in our community! I have learned that building relationships is key! Talking to every person in our community will be key to winning this election.”

John Thompson, Community Activist

Naton Vang

Neng Lee

Suchann Yang

Tou Xiong

“I volunteer for Nelsie and support her campaign because she represents everyone, people of every race and age. I also support her campaign because I believe she will improve the East Side and make sure it gets its fair share of resources.”

Uriah Ward, Educator