The decisions made at the local level have an impact on hospitals, healthcare providers, and the welfare of the community. Whether it’s hospital and unit closures or public health decisions made at city hall, the voices of nurses have a tremendous impact on the public health of your community and the working conditions inside hospitals. What does it mean for elected officials to stand alongside nurses to hold hospitals accountable? How can we hold elected officials accountable in ensuring quality care is provided for our communities?
Minneapolis nurses can ask these questions and others directly to candidates running in Minneapolis City Council and mayoral races this year. Your MNA Board of Directors voted to consider making endorsements through the MNA screening process and need MNA members who live in Minneapolis to participate in this process to determine who members feel deserve the MNA endorsement.
Minneapolis nurses who want to sign up for mayoral or their city council screenings can do so by emailing Cameron Fure, MNA Political Organizer, at Cameron.Fure@mnnurses.org. Members will receive a screening packet a few days before the screening. Each screening will include a 45-minute briefing, 30 minutes with each candidate, and a 30-minute debrief where members will discuss and decide on their endorsement recommendation to the MNA Political Committee and Board of Directors.
Unsure which city council ward you live in? You can find out here: https://www.minneapolismn.gov/government/city-council/find-my-ward/
2021 Minneapolis Virtual Screening Schedule
The following virtual candidate screenings have been scheduled for Minneapolis 2021 municipal elections:
|City Council Wards 3, 6 and 8||Tuesday, July 27||5:30 – 8:30 p.m.||7/22/2021|
|City Council Ward 7||Wednesday, July 28||6:00pm – 8:30 p.m.||7/23/2021|
|City Council Ward 10||Wednesday, July 28||4:30 – 9:00 p.m.||7/23/2021|
|City Council Ward 9||Thursday, July 29||6:00 – 8:30 p.m.||7/23/2021|
|City Council Ward 11||Thursday, July 29||6:00 – 9:00 p.m.||7/23/2021|
|City Council Ward 5||Monday, August 2||5:00 – 7:00 p.m.||7/29/2021|