From past experience, I knew the race to be St. Paul’s next mayor would be a whirlwind.
I announced on February 3rd and spent the winter/spring meeting over 100 people individually to talk over St. Paulites’ frustrations, hopes and dreams for the city we all love. I also wrote screening applications for a dozen community, business or union organizations, participated in over a dozen screenings or public candidate forums.
In addition to community events, I’ve been door knocking regularly since mid-April and have personally met over 700 people at the doors, with my volunteer team reaching hundreds of additional people.
I was honored to receive the unanimous endorsement of Sierra Club and womenwinning.
Our campaign has received its share of press coverage (with one reporter telling me I was doing the most of any candidate…) I think that work ethic shows the kind of energy you could expect from me as your mayor.
This fall there are about a dozen more candidate forums scheduled by various organizations, including the League of Women Voters.
And of course, I’ll continue door knocking, attending community events, refining my positions, and listening to your concerns.
I haven’t taken PAC (Political Action Committee) money and I don’t have as much money as some of the other candidates. But our grassroots campaign has grit and heart and determination.
We’re coming into the critical final months of the campaign. Right now, we’re raising money for lawn signs, which are essential tools in raising awareness of our campaign.
It’s never easy to ask for money for a political campaign. But even in a volunteer-driven grassroots campaign it’s absolutely necessary to get my message of social, economic, and environmental justice to potential voters.
Please help with a donation of any amount. Checks can be mailed to Dickinson for Mayor, 535 Frontenac Place, St. Paul, MN 55104 or online at: http://www.elizabethdickinson.org/donate
Thanks for listening, and for all you do!