On Tuesday, February 21, Nestor Gomez Jimenez came to speak at a dinner event hosted by the Political Awareness Committee. Mr. Jimenez is a progressive political organizer in the Twin Cities area. He has worked in the political activism field since he was 14 and most recently worked with local DFL candidates in an effort to get them elected. In his talk, he addressed many of the concerns people of color or non-citizens are currently having. He spoke against the REAL ID Act which is currently being debated in the Minnesota State Congress. He also spoke in favor of sanctuary cities and even mentioned Northfield may soon be one. Lastly he gave a pitch for an event, “Know Your Rights,” which will be hosted at Greenvale Elementary School later on.
Write-up: Nestor Gomez Jimenez