Vote for Sheila Nezhad and Kate Knuth for Minneapolis Mayor.


October 27, 2021


MINNEAPOLIS, MN–Less than a week until Election Day, a growing coalition of community organizations, Minneapolis residents, and elected leaders are urging voters to rank Sheila Nezhad and Kate Knuth for Minneapolis Mayor and to leave Jacob Frey off the ballot. In a race that will be decided by ranked choice voting, Mayoral candidates Kate Knuth and Sheila Nezhad pledged to rank each other second. 

The list of elected leaders and organizations backing, Sheila Nezhad, Kate Knuth and/or anyone but Jacob Frey include: 

  • Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
  • Senator Scott Dibble
  • Senator Omar Fateh
  • Senator Erin Murphy
  • Representative Esther Agbaje
  • Representative Jim Davnie
  • Representative Aisha Gomez
  • Representative Emma Greenman
  • Representative Hodan Hassan
  • Former State Representative Karen Clark
  • Former State Representative Jean Wagenius
  • City Council President Lisa Bender
  • City Councilor Steve Fletcher
  • City Councilor Alondra Cano
  • City Councilor Cam Gordon
  • Commissioner Brad Bourne
  • TakeAction Minnesota
  • Faith in Minnesota
  • OutFront Minnesota Action
  • Sierra Club North Star Chapter
  • Our Revolution Minnesota
  • Twin Cities DSA
  • MN350 Action
  • Stonewall DFL
  • MN Young DFL
  • DFL Environmental Caucus
  • Clean Water Action
  • Twin Cities Mutual Aid Project
  • Victory Fund
  • Run for Something
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Friends of Lake Hiawatha

In addition to endorsing Sheila Nezhad and/or Kate Knuth for Minneapolis Mayor, TakeAction Minnesota, Faith in Minnesota, Sierra Club North Star Chapter, Our Revolution Minnesota, and OutFront Minnesota Action released a series of ads urging residents to vote NO City Question 1, the mayoral control amendment. 

Through City Question 1, dark money PACs behind Mayor Frey’s re-election campaign are pushing to concentrate power in the hands of the Mayor. The ad campaign highlights what exclusive control of the Minneapolis Police Department looks like under Mayor Frey: MPD is the only City department under investigation by the State of Minnesota and Department of Justice. City departments that have both Mayoral and City Council oversight from public works to the fire department work well for Minneapolis residents.


TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide, multiracial grassroots organization advancing justice and equity through organizing, policy, and campaigns. Offices are located in St. Paul, Duluth, and St. Cloud.

The Sierra Club North Star Chapter is the Minnesota branch of the national Sierra Club. We are 80,000 Minnesotans empowered to protect our communities’ well-being through environmental protection. We work through grassroots political action, pairing volunteer energy with full-time staff, to strategically address Minnesotans’ most pressing environmental issues. We are a 501(c) 4 organization.