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The Issues

Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

Wealth and income inequality have reached a crisis level in our country and Duluth has not been spared.  The vast majority of us do not have the protections and benefits that come with a union job.  Without those workplace protections, 46% of workers in Duluth lack access to paid sick and safe time, women do not receive equal pay for equal work, and the minimum wage remains far below a living wage.  We need city councilors who will take bold and courageous stances to address these disparities.

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Lake Superior is Our Identity

What would Duluth be if we did not live on the planet’s largest body of fresh water?  This Great Lake is central to our economic well-being, to the beauty of our natural environment, and to our identity as Duluthians.  We must always stand up for our lake and recognize that any threat to Lake Superior is a threat to all of us.  Our city councilors defend our livelihoods when they defend our lake, and we need to know we can count on them when our water needs protectors.

 

We All Do Better When We ALL Do Better

How can we improve the quality of life for all Duluthians?  To begin with, our city council must fund an enforceable Homeless Bill of Rights, considering that this beautiful city has winter-like conditions more than six months out of every year.  We also need to confront the fact that there is an eleven-year difference in life-expectancy depending on what neighborhood you live in, and that there is a lack of affordable housing regardless of your neighborhood.  As Senator Wellstone said, “We all do better when we ALL do better.”

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About Rich

Rich Updegrove is a high school social studies teacher with Duluth Public Schools and a National Delegate for Bernie Sanders.  Rich and his wife Jennifer McEwen are raising their children, Leif and Aurora McEwen-Updegrove, in their 100 year-old Duluth home built by Jennifer’s great-grandparents, who immigrated to the United States from Sweden.  

Rich earned his PhD in History in 2014 and is active in the Duluth Federation of Teachers, Education Minnesota, and is part of this year’s Minnesota Union Leadership Program through the University of Minnesota.  Rich is also a co-facilitator of Our Revolution-Duluth, the grassroots political organization that arose out of Sanders’ 74% showing in Duluth’s March 2016 caucuses.  

As a Duluth City Councilor, Rich Updegrove will be committed to protecting our water, supporting the workers of our city, and confronting the disparities in our community.

 
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