I have done a lot of projects with Communities of Color members, and seen the statistics in our community related to equity and talked to many people about them: graduation rates, poverty, addiction, outcomes, incarceration, housing inequities, business obstacles.
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There are 2 Portlands. A lack of equity pulls our whole city down. Everyone needs to be given a fair chance to succeed. There are too many people being left behind.
Many members of our community, mostly from communities of color, are being given less opportunities, and I am determined to make significant progress on this inequity. Disparity is one of the primary reasons I am running. My background proves that when I say something I do it.
My life work has focused on projects with communities of color, and those projects have been my most fulfilling. I have a deep desire to make our city more equitable. The gaps are getting larger. I see housing, schools, access to higher education, and well paying jobs as the foundation. Respect for all community members from all members of our community and police are equally important.
There are many more things City Hall can do. My work on affordable housing, planning neighborhoods, and schools gives me a great foundation. On Council, I will listen and collaborate with communities of color leaders to find solutions, and work to get them implemented.
And that's a promise that will not be broken.
Flagstaff-based incubator helps Native American entrepreneurs build businesses
The Native American Business Incubator Network wants to increase the number of Native American-owned businesses through social entrepreneurship.
A PERSONAL STORY
I experienced the percent of minority participation as an aspirational goal when I did projects for the city and PDC. It was really hard for me to find enough minority businesses in some professions. Because of this, when I did a proposal for PDC for a development project on MLK, I included a plan to take a class of Jefferson High School & Benson Tech students along for the whole project to see all phases and try to inspire as many as possible to consider starting their own businesses in construction trades. PDC had absolutely no interest in this. The city wanted to increase minority participation, but they did not support increasing minority participation where it needs to start.