To the editor,

2020 has presented challenges like none other. On top of a deadly pandemic, the communities in our state have struggled with racial injustice and police brutality. However, amidst this despair, there is hope. There is hope whenever a neighborhood comes together to march for justice, clean the community, or actively seek to elect public officials who deeply care about the community and work to resolve the injustices that divide us. I believe that Dean Phillips is one of those public officials.

Being a sixth-generation Minnesotan, Congressman Phillips feels this pain with us. He understands the importance of racial justice, equity, and fairness in our community. That is why he is dedicated to addressing systemic injustices in healthcare, policing, education, and other major institutions. He believes that we need to open our ears, our hearts, and our minds to learn about the systemic inequities present in our nation and our state.

This president uses fear to divide us, but Dean is committed to uniting people in the spirit of optimism, because he knows that the only way to overcome great challenges and achieve safety, security, and justice for all, is by working together.

Samantha Martin

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