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Luchadoras y luchadores,
This morning, I was proud to serve as a co-author of our city-wide ordinance that puts all Minneapolis trabajadores on a path to earn a $15 per hour minimum wage. As 71,000 low-wage workers gear up to celebrate being able to live a more dignified and just life, I write to you to give you mil gracias.
This policy was born out of the struggle. It gathered strength from your chants, strikes, and rallies. It became a reality through your grit and fire over the past four years. It grew into an infectious movement for the humanity of our families all across the city. Immigrant workers, single mothers, students, temporary staffers, organizers, small businesses, artists, unions, and so many more all came together to forge this demand into a law at City Hall. Groups like 15NOW canvassed every neighborhood and collected thousands of signatures to say "the rent can't wait." Over the past year alone, dozens and dozens of listening sessions and meetings gave way to deep and difficult conversations that helped us to arrive at common ground for common good.
I am humbled to have been able to serve as one of the many Council Members who worked shoulder-to-shoulder with our communities to breathe life into this new world we know is possible.
It has been an honor to stand with you to fight for $15. I can't wait to see what we do together next.
From a strike during my first term (top left), through the very first Cafe con Alondra (bottom right) featuring workers and community experts sharing their thoughts about raising the wage, and through countless marches and rallies, it has been a long and rewarding road to build this movement by your side.  
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