Kirsten Kennedy: DemHub

“I am a single mother of 5 children, who went back to school after my divorce, and got my master’s in advocacy and political leadership. I have always been a community organizer, and felt driven to run for mayor to bring all voices to the table. I am now hoping to bring my message of getting it right together to Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District as the first Congresswoman from the district.” – Kirsten Kennedy

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We Haven’t Forgotten: #MeToo #TimesUp- In October 2017 the hashtag #MeToo spread virally on social media, with hundreds of thousands of users all around the world sharing stories of sexual harassment and assault. The movement was quickly followed by a sister hashtag of #TimesUp, which sought to address sexual harassment and assault, more specifically in industries and the workplace. Studies … Continue reading We Haven’t Forgotten: #MeToo #TimesUp
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor- Democratic Candidate in MN-08, Kirsten Kennedy, on our moral imperative to welcome asylum seekers and enact open-hearted immigration policies. Last summer, my eldest daughter spent two and a half months working and interpreting in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Despite her short stay, her weekly emails and personal accounts opened our … Continue reading Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor
Money is as Money Does: The Catch-22 of Big Money in Politics- Democratic Candidate Kirsten Kennedy (MN-08), on the problem of money in our politics, and what we should do about it. The majority of Americans want big money out of politics, so do I. We’ve wanted it for a very long time. Candidates since 2010 have pledged to end Citizens United, yet it’s still here. So … Continue reading Money is as Money Does: The Catch-22 of Big Money in Politics
4th of July Reflection: We Can Do Better- Kirsten Kennedy, Democratic nominee in Minnesota’s 8th District, shares her thoughts on America’s winding path, and the promise of tomorrow. The Fourth of July is always a special time in our home. Not only is it a day to celebrate our nation, but also a day to celebrate our youngest son’s birth (born during a … Continue reading 4th of July Reflection: We Can Do Better
My Priorities for Minnesota’s 8th District and America- Today, on our nation’s birthday, I’m releasing my plan and priorities for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District It’s never easy to pick the primary concerns you’re going to work on in Congress, and we certainly aren’t dismissing any other important issues. But all roads to a better district, state, and nation have to start somewhere, and … Continue reading My Priorities for Minnesota’s 8th District and America
Hi. I’m Kirsten Kennedy, and I’m Running for Congress.- Kirsten Kennedy is a Democratic hopeful for the open seat in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. The primary will be held on August 14th. Hi… my name is Kirsten Kennedy and I am running to be the first Congresswoman from Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. Minnesota’s 8th is a beautiful part of our great state – it … Continue reading Hi. I’m Kirsten Kennedy, and I’m Running for Congress.