2021 Voter Guide, Ward 5, City of Minneapolis: Jeremiah Ellison By admin | September 22, 2021 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota By: JT Pinther, Freelance Journalist Primary endorsements:Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)SEIU Minnesota State CouncilTakeAction MinnesotaOur Revolution Minnesota – TCStonewall DFLBrief background: Artist, muralist, community organizer. Father is Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General. Jeremiah Ellison was born and raised in North Minneapolis.Primary issues:Police accountability: “We have got to get out of the rut of ‘incremental’ change. It’s time we took a leap towards actual safe communities and put an end to police brutality.” — Dec. 2 2020 tweet.Charter amendments: – In favor of rent stabilization; in favor of Department of Public SafetyEducation – n/aRacial justice (gen.): Established Commercial Property Development Fund, giving better opportunity for BIPOC-owned businesses to buy commercial buildings; wrote an opinion piece for New York Times about COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black Americans.Other major issues/priorities: Affordable housing and rent control; environmental justice.Best way to learn more information: Jeremiah Ellison Campaign Website | Minneapolis City Council Page Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.