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Gene Nichols

Human Rights Commissioner, Shoreview

I really connect with John Marty on how he values taking care of people and understands how systems create and perpetuate inequality. John frequently references the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quote that “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” I couldn’t agree more. Without good health care, it’s challenging to succeed or grow. Employment, education, stable housing–health can be a barrier to all these things. If you are a low wage worker and can’t afford premiums, you walk a thin line between rationing care because of cost and avoiding illness and injury that prevents you from working. And if you are a person of color, these risks are all amplified.

I support Senator Marty because I want to be represented by someone who understands how the system works, as well as how to work the system to improve the lives of his constituents and all Minnesotans. He’s shown many times he knows how to work across the aisle and get things done in a civil way. He also has the fortitude to get things done. John has shown he can take punches and still keep pushing. He’s not afraid of the fight.

Senator Marty has earned my respect, friendship and vote.