NEWS, STORIES AND ENDORSEMENTS
BOUNDARY WATERS ACTION FUND ENDORSES STEVE
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a unique treasure in northern Minnesota. The 1.1 million acre Wilderness is characterized by its interconnected lakes and rivers and uninterrupted forests. Several sensitive wildlife species make the Wilderness their home, including the gray wolf, moose, Canada lynx and loon. This amazing landscape is threatened by proposed sulfide-ore copper mining from Twin Metals and other companies owned by foreign mining giants. This type of mining has never been done before in Minnesota and has never been done safely.
Two-thirds of Minnesota voters want their elected officials to protect the Boundary Waters. That's why we're committed to protecting this Wilderness and its thriving outdoor recreation economy from dangerous mining
STEVE HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY EDUCATION MINNESOTA
Education Minnesota is the leading advocate for public education in Minnesota. Our 80,000 members work in pre-K-12 schools and higher education institutions statewide.
Education Minnesota gives “voice” to the issues that affect educators and their students. We make sure our members’ voices are heard anywhere decisions get made that affect public education—whether it’s at the state Capitol, in Washington, D.C., or with local school administrators.
STEVE HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY THE SEIU
The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2-million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.
STEVE HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY THE SIERRA CLUB
Nationally, the Sierra Club has more than 3.8 million members and supporters. Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is America’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
The Sierra Club North Star Chapter is the Minnesota branch of the national Sierra Club. They are 80,000 Minnesotans empowered to protect our communities’ well-being through environmental protection. They work through grassroots political action, pairing volunteer energy with full-time staff, to strategically address Minnesotans’ most pressing environmental issues.
FRIENDS OF THE BOUNDARY WATERS HAS ENDORSED STEVE
Carved by glaciers and sculpted by water, there are countless reasons why the Boundary Waters is the most popular Wilderness Area in the United States. At over 1.1 million acres, the BWCA contains more than 1,100 lakes, 1200 miles of canoe routes, a dozen rugged hiking trails and endless opportunities to explore and discover an adventure.
Since 1976, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness has been the voice for clean water and wilderness
Our vision for the future of this national treasure lies at the intersection of people, communities and wilderness.
STEVE IS A PROTECT MINNESOTA ORANGE STAR ENDORSED CANDIDATE
Protect Minnesota defends the inalienable rights of all Americans to life, liberty from the threat of gun violence, and the pursuit of happiness in safe communities. Their statewide network includes gun violence survivors, gun owners, veterans, physicians, educators, public health professionals, social workers, hunters, farmers, faith leaders, elected officials, law enforcement officers, moms, dads and all who are committed to protecting Minnesota from gun violence.
THE DFL SENIOR CAUCUS HAS ENDORSED STEVE
The DFL Senior Caucus promotes the active participation of Minnesota seniors in the political process. Our caucus gives a voice to seniors in Minnesota elections and politics.
The goal of the caucus is to affect public policy by bringing focus and accountability to senior issues, and by working to elect public officials who support affordable health care; fair and equitable tax policies; sound transportation systems; fair prescription-drug coverage; affordable housing; and safe and livable communities.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD ENDORSES STEVE
Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
STEVE HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY CONSERVATION MINNESOTA
One of the strongest ways a state legislator can show that environmental and conservation issues are important to them is by voting on the floor to support bills that improve Minnesota’s clean air, clean water and public lands for all, or by opposing bills or amendments that would harm our health, our environment and our natural resources. Steve has a strong voting record on the issues that matter most the organization.
EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY HAS ENDORSED OUR CAMPAIGN FOR THE MINNESOTA HOUSE.
Endorsed in 2018
EVERYTOWN is one of the national organizations dedicated to reducing gun violence. Their goal is to protect all of us from the tragedy of gun-related accident, self-harm, or violence, and to remind everyone that neglect and disrespect for gun safety affects everyone. I hope you’ll join EVERYTOWN and me in an effort to support legislation that will make our state and our nation safer places. Gun safety is just common sense. It’s not Republican or Democratic. It’s just a way to save lives.
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER DR. PETER AGRE STANDS WITH STEVE ON HEALTHCARE!
"Our healthcare system needs the kind of thoughtful approach that Steve can bring to the discussion. It's a complicated industry that can't be characterized by a catch phrase or reliance on false economies. I support Steve and endorse his effort to work with public and private interested to make sure that all Minnesotans have affordable and accessible healthcare."
- Dr. Peter Agre, Nobel Prize Winner 2003
FORMER MN GOVERNOR ARNE CARLSON ENDORSES STEVE SANDELL
Endorsed in 2018
I want to thank Former MN Governor Arne Carlson for his endorsement. Governor Carlson did a lot to work across the aisle for the sake of the people. I hope to continue that tradition when elected.
"Minnesotans treasure our fresh and clean water and the value of healthy lives. Both are facing challenges. We need to be vigilant while protecting our water resources—our great lakes and streams as well as the water we drink every day. We need to put the resources of both public and private enterprise together offering all Minnesotans the healthcare they can afford, provided by the clinics and physicians they choose. I support Steve Sandell because I’m confident he’ll work for both goals in the Minnesota House. I hope you will, too."