Kansas, Minnesota, Kansas City discussed on 1A



In our lived experience to really add to the conversation as the sole member of the Kansas delegation. That is part of the democratic majority in the house. I definitely think that there are a few things I bring, you know, whether it's the, the voice of the Kansas, third district, or the voice of a. Native woman who has some previous experience and expertise and in federal Indian law and economic and community development in native communities. I think that, you know, the idea of this congress accepting embracing and a lot of times, highlighting some of the work that both Deb Jalan denier doing has been pretty phenomenal. I'm congresswoman David could you tell us a little bit about the third district where exactly is that? What's the demographic like just paint us a basic picture? I'd love to talk about the Kansas third district. So where the Kansas City metro area, we have were on the Kansas side. So Kansas City Kansas, which is in Wyandotte county is its own unique historical place in this country. Wind dot county is one of the full counties that's in the district. The other one is Johnson county which. Which has a lot of suburban suburban parts of the Casey metro area. And then we have a small portion of Miami county where it starts to be a little more rural. And the, the district has you know, I mean I graduated from a community college there, we've got one of the best community colleges in the country, right there. But we've got just this, I'd say strong emphasis on public education, which is, you know, the a huge part of why I've had the opportunities I've had in my life, and I just I was really excited that Kansas got to play a role this year and being part of this history, making class of freshmen members of congress, Lieutenant governor Flanagan. Let me come to you similar questions. First question what have you learned about being a state executive in Minnesota in your first few days in office? Well as a Representative David said, it's it is a steep learning curve. But I think that what I have really learned is the responsibility, the weight of the responsibility. And the overwhelming feeling of being in the room where it happens a think that's the difference that it makes having indigenous women native people at the decision making table. The outcomes that we're able to achieve, I think are more reflective of who lives in the state as a whole and just think we'd get better policy outcomes. When our government accurately represents or more accurately represents the folks who live here. So that has been what has been really powerful for me. Yeah. Would you wrote this, which I you month? Would you expand on that police in terms of who lives in Minnesota because the state, I think? People would be surprised to know is remarkably diverse there's a significant monk population. There is a significant population from from various, you know, countries with a large Muslim population. Talk about the indigenous populations in Minnesota. And what some of their unique needs and concerns are. Absolutely, well, thank you for knowing about the great state of Minnesota, and that we have a really diverse population here, of course, as you mentioned, the monk community. We have a significant Somali population are lat next community is, as large as well, African American and the native population. We've got eleven reservations in the state of Minnesota, as well as a significant urban American Indian population too. And I think, you know, the needs of our communities are, are vast. But it comes down to issues around education, health care. Issues surrounding community prosperity and really the need to ensure..

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