Tag Archives: Cam Gordon

Minneapolis Green City Councilor Cam Gordon working to lessen impact of police racial profiling

As reported by the Daily Minnesotan, Cam Gordon, the Green City Councilor representing District 2 in Minneapolis, has introduced a bill to repeal “lurking” and “spitting” as arrestable crimes.  Gordon is also working to obtain data from the city’s police force on the racial dynamics of policing in Minneapolis.

The Ward 2 Councilman wants to stop arrests for lower-level offenses like lurking or spitting.

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Green Minneapolis City Councilor Cam Gordon to face off against fellow incumbent in next election due to redistricting

From the Minnesota Daily:

A redistricting map recently submitted to the Minneapolis Charter Commission is drawing concern from members of the Minnesota Green Party.

The Citizens Committee for Fair Redistricting, a group which represents immigrants from Somalia and East Africa, drew the map which would move Minneapolis city Councilman Cam Gordon — the only Green Party member on the Democratic-Farmer-Labor-dominated 13-member City Council — into ward 9 forcing him to face-off against fellow Councilman Gary Schiff in the 2013 elections…

Dave Bicking, a spokesman for the Green Party said he doesn’t question the committee’s motive for drawing the map but is concerned that the DFL is supporting the map in an attempt to remove Gordon, who represents the University of Minnesota area, from the Council…

Besides the Charter Commission, the map was also sent to several DFL members including DFL chairman Ken Martin.

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Beyond Independence: The fourth, fifth or sixth parties in Minnesota’s 2010 election

Mary Turck in the Twin Cities Daily Planet (H/T Michael Cavlan):

Farheen Hakeem and Dan Dittman are listed on the ballot as Green Party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, though they are not listed on the Green Party of Minnesota web page and did not win endorsement in the Green Party’s May convention.… Read more ...

Green-turned Democrat-turned Green

I posted this at onthewilderside as “A peek indside a caucus, and inside party politics: Tom Cleland” Many of the characters in this story are in the Green Party or were in the Green Party. -KW

Posted at Toms Stream blog and sent as an e-mail announcement from Tom Cleland:

Subject: I hereby resign from the DFL
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:35 AM

On Sunday I participated in my SD44 DFL [Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, the “Democratic Party”  in Minnesota] convention, seeing for myself once again that the Democratic Party is where progressive politics goes to die.… Read more ...

Minneapolis: Intrigue with major party/third party elected officials

The city of Minneapolis will have elections for Mayor in November 2009. One of the candidates will be RT Ryback, the incumbent Mayor, who is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and an officer in the National Conference of Democratic Mayors. In the last election cycle, Mayor Ryback’s campaign published a piece of literature stating that the Green Party City Council member had endorsed Ryback for that election.… Read more ...