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A Year-End Celebration with Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden

Please join us for  a Year-End Celebration with

Council Vice President  Elizabeth Glidden


Monday, December 29, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm


Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center (CAFAC)

3749 Chicago Avenue South


Ready for Fire Arts, made from heat spark & flame?  Explore CAFAC’s beautiful space and the arts and culture hub at 38th and Chicago – home to The Third Place Gallery, Covet Consign & Design, City Food Studio, and more.


Delectable tidbits provided by our beloved Tiny Diner, Kyatchi, and by Lake Wine & Spirits. What a fun evening!


with Congressman Keith Ellison

and Mayor Betsy Hodges

and Co-hosts:

Andrea Jenkins + Camille Gage & Patrick Mulligan + Javier Morillo-Alicea + Jim Kumon & Faith Cable Kumon + Shalini Gupta + Robert Tennessen + Donna Cassutt + Vic Rosenthal + Russ Adams + Pat Mulloy & Nancy Mulloy + Ethan Fawley + Metropolitan Council Member Adam Duinick + State Senator Jeff Hayden + Ben Schweigert + Melinda Ludwiczak + Titilayo Bediako + Kelly O’Brien + Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Brad Bourn + Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene + Mike Stebnitz + Betty Tisel & Sarah Farley + Molly Sullivan & Sam Rockwell + Representative Jim Davnie + Peggy Lucas + Pam Costain & Larry Weiss + Herman Milligan + Sarah C Walker + Evette McCarthy + Darrell Gerber + Jill Garcia + Jason Cassady + Board of Estimate and Taxation President David Wheeler + Noel Raymond + Andy Rubenstein & Jim Rubenstein + Nicole Pettit + Cynthia Callanan & John Berg + Jeanne Massey + Journey Gosselin + Minneapolis School Board Director Tracine Asberry + Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Steffanie Musich

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Suggested Donation:

$25 * $50 * $100 * $250

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Click on image to learn more about Elizabeth, her commitment to the Eighth Ward, and her vision for a better Minneapolis.

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Rank Your Vote Nov. 5!

My advice?  Rank your vote!  This year, we will Rank our Votes in the second Minneapolis election to use Ranked Choice Voting.  From the Star Tribune, to some of the mayoral candidates themselves, to many community leaders, people are talking about who will be their #1, #2, and #3 choices.

How does ranked choice voting work?  If one candidate wins a majority (50% + 1) among all first-place votes, that candidate is the winner. If not, the candidate with the fewest first-place votes is eliminated and the ballots for this candidate are redistributed among the remaining candidates according to the second choices on those ballots. The process continues until one candidate has picked up a majority of votes.

Why rank your vote?  This is the best way to make sure your vote counts!  In a race, like this year’s mayoral contest, with multiple viable candidates, it is unlikely that any one candidate will get a majority by just counting first place votes.  We’ve seen this many times in Minnesota state elections, as no governor has been elected with a majority of votes since Arne Carlson in 1994 (resulting in a plurality winner, not a majority winner).

Ranked-choice voting in Minneapolis
Ranked-choice voting in Minneapolis

What about bullet balloting? Bullet balloting, where you rank only one candidate, or list the same candidate multiple times on your ballot, doesn’t help your favorite candidate.  And it means you may lose some influence in choosing our next mayor, if your only ranked choice is eliminated.  To make sure you have the most influence on our city elections,rank your vote on Nov. 5!

Immigration Reform Rally

Elizabeth stood with 3,000 protesters to demand immigration reform now!  On this national day of action, dozens of cities joined this protest calling on our federal representatives to act.  Elizabeth is proud to be part of a strong coalition that has made demanding immigration reform an official position of the City of Minneapolis on its lobbying agenda.reform rally

National Night Out

Despite the rain, it was a fabulous NNO in South Minneapolis – thank you neighbors for your hospitality!pe

Door Knock with Elizabeth!

Join Elizabeth for door knocking!  Ready to join us meeting voters door to door?  It’s fun, and it is a way to get active and talk to neighbors about the upcoming election and issues important to them.  Haven’t door knocked before?  No problem.  We train volunteers before we go out every night and Elizabeth will be right there with you.

Contact Elizabeth’s campaign manager, Jen Owens, at to get the week’s schedule and join us at the doors!


Twin Cities Pride Festival

It was an honor to represent Ward 8 June 30th at the Twin Cities Pride parade! This year’s celebration was just that– a time to celebrate historic progress in the state of Minnesota and to thank everyone who worked tirelessly in the name of love and equality for all.Ward 8 PRIDE photo

Arts on Chicago Celebration

Congratulations to all who made the amazing celebration of Arts on Chicago and the 38th and Chicago Business Association festival shine. The day was so full of amazement and rich experience… and a tremendous showcase for art creation and experience closing down the 37xx block of Chicago for the sound stage was amazing! To all of the artists who participated, THANK YOU! You’ve helped make us more connected as a community and showed the power of LOCAL ARTISTS.5557_10200567551445539_439267154_n

Elizabeth is DFL Endorsed!

convention_photoThank you to the DFL delegates and caucus goers – I am so honored to be the DFL endorsed candidates for Ward 8 City Council!
We are excited to knock on doors, call voters, and ensure we reach as many people as possible in this city election year.  Please let us know if you can help!

Here is my speech to the 2013 DFL Ward 8 convention:

Thank you, delegates.  It is an honor to serve the the 8th Ward and it is an honor to have your confidence and endorsement!  A special thank you to Lyndale and parts of Kingfield that are new to the 8th Ward – I am so excited to work with you.
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Reelect Elizabeth Glidden for Minneapolis City Council

Dear Friends:

I am excited to announce my campaign for re-election as Minneapolis City Councilmember for the Eighth Ward.  Local government – a partnership between elected officials and residents they serve – is an incredible place where creative change can happen.

City decisions directly (and quickly) impact people’s lives, from how our recycling is picked up to what kind of business can locate on the neighborhood corner. I ask for your support to continue my work to inspire creative change as Eighth Ward Councilmember.

From helping lead efforts to reform the Minneapolis pension system, to spearheading the city-wide reading program One Minneapolis One Read, to working to enhance our small business environment at 38th and Chicago, to fighting for environmental and social justice, I have been an active, hands-on partner, building coalitions to support and drive change.

I am passionate about our beautiful Minneapolis, combining policy-making with grassroots activism, and positioning our city to best serve our diverse Minneapolis residents today and in future generations.

If you would like to be involved in our campaign, please contact me at

From my family to yours, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Elizabeth Glidden

P.S.  I would greatly appreciate your financial support if you are able to donate by year-end!  Online donations can be made here.

Campaign Finance Law limits 2012 donations to $100 per person.  In 2013, a municipal election year, donations are limited to $300 per person.