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My Values


I grew up in the Rondo neighborhood—a working-class neighborhood in Saint Paul where folks look out for each other. And we had to, because many of my friends and neighbors weren’t getting a fair shake in life. People worked hard, but it just didn’t seem to matter. And all too often, I saw the doors of justice closed to people who couldn’t afford it.
My father was one of a handful of black judges in Minnesota when I was a kid. Growing up, he taught me three lessons: Be proud of who you are. Be proud of where you come from. And the law in America is supposed to protect everyone equally.
Now, more than ever, the people of Minnesota need an attorney general who will take on their fights and ensure that the system works equally for everyone. At every step of my career in law and politics, I’ve taken on people who’ve taken advantage of others. As attorney general, I promise to stand up to:

  • Corporate bad actors like polluters, predatory payday lenders, dishonest mortgage lenders, and those who seek to prey on seniors and the most vulnerable.
  • Domestic abusers and sexual predators.
  • Racists, homophobes, and misogynists.
  • A president who made his fortune taking advantage of everyday folks and now is making it easier for other powerful interests to do the same.