Organizations Endorsing Mitra Jalali Nelson

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Take action mn

"We are proud to endorse Mitra Jalali Nelson for St. Paul City Council Ward 4. Mitra is an organizer, an educator, and a long-time leader with TakeAction Minnesota. As a leader, Mitra has distinguished herself by her commitment to public service and the common good. Grounded in her own experiences, Mitra has dedicated her life to building a just and inclusive society. Whether fighting for students or immigrant communities, Mitra has proven to be a visionary and relentless champion for racial, social, and economic equity. She will bring a powerful voice and forward vision to the St. Paul City Council, and will be a strong community partner for her neighbors."  Learn more > 


American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

AFSCME Council 5 represents 40,000 state, county, city, university, school, child care and non-profit workers in Minnesota. In the city of Saint Paul and across our state, they build worker power to advocate for excellence in public services, dignity in the workplace, and opportunity and prosperity for all workers. Learn more >


Stonewall DFL

Stonewall DFL works with prospective candidates, helping them outreach to LGBTQ communities with messaging that is inclusive and respectful. Stonewall DFL volunteers lobby and petition our Minnesota state & federal lawmakers to advocate legislation that will bring equality and justice for all LGBTQ people. Learn more >


OutFront Minnesota

OutFront Minnesota was founded in 1987 to fight for LGBTQ justice and equity. Over the past 30 years we have worked to ensure that our values of liberation and intersectional justice guide our work until full equality under the law and full equity in practice is realized. OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination. Learn more > 


The Saint Paul Federation of Teachers

The Saint Paul Federation of Teachers is made up of over 3,500 licensed staff, Educational Assistants, and School and Community Service Professionals who work at over 65 sites in Saint Paul Public Schools to serve SPPS students and families each day and provide a quality public education for all in our city.  Learn more > 


Service Employees International Union

The SEIU represents over 53,000 members working to improve the lives of all Minnesotans, providing care and support to families in public schools, hospitals, higher education, nursing homes and the Twin Cities's largest public and private buildings. SEIU State Council helps coordinate and lead the work of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, Local 284, Local 26 and Local 63, including supporting collective bargaining and new member organizing campaigns. SEIU State Council and its member unions are part of the national Service Employees International Union, with over 2 million members strong united in their belief of the dignity and worth of all workers. Learn more >

Jillia Pessenda, Political Director, Women Winning

“Women Winning is proud to support Mitra Jalali Nelson for Saint Paul City Council in Ward 4. Mitra is a proven leader who is running to achieve citywide progress that includes all Saint Paul residents. Mitra brings a decade of experience in direct community work, organizing, and policy and will lead with urgency on the issues that impact women, families, and the entire Saint Paul community - including police accountability and true public safety for all, affordable housing, transit and sustainability, and building community wealth. Mitra is running a strong campaign and we look forward to working with her in advance of her August 14th special election and beyond!"

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