Green Party announces endorsements for Park Board, City Council

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February 18, 2013 // UPDATED 7:57 pm - February 19, 2013
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

The 5th Congressional District Green Party endorsed Cam Gordon for the Ward 2 City Council seat, Annie Young for a Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at-large seat and Ty Moore for the Council's Ward 9 seat at an endorsing meeting Sunday.

Gordon is seeking a third term on the Council representing Ward 2, which includes neighborhoods in southeast Minneapolis. "I am proud to have this vote of confidence and trust from the Green Party," Gordon said in a statement released by the party. "I believe that the Greens offer a clear path forward for bringing all the people of Minneapolis together so that we can use our shared values of social justice, environmental sustainability, respect for diversity, cooperation and community empowerment to not only address the immediate problems we face today, but also help create the future we want for ourselves, our children and for generations to come."

Young is seeking a seventh term on the Park Board. "The work is not done," she said in the Green Party statement. " ... Things aren't right on our planet right now and we must seek alternatives to do it fast. We also need to work collaboratively, cooperatively and in concert together to make change — we are turning the ship Titanic around here.”

Moore is a community organizer who has been involved in the Occupy Homes MN movement. "This City Council campaign is about challenging the one-party domination of City Hall," he said. "Nationally and locally, the Democratic Party puts the needs of big business — their primary funders — before the needs of working people.  I am deeply grateful for the Green Party's endorsement, because when we stand together and organize, we can change the world."