As we face unprecedented challenges, America requires leadership in Washington that has things done. That is why we want a fantastic mayor at the White House.
We’re over 50 mayors throughout the nation — from Santa Monica, California, to Topeka, Kansas, to Hartford, Connecticut — that understand an executive with eyesight and demonstrated ability to receive results is the secret to a bright future for our state. We see precisely that in Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
South Bend is a quintessential American town, with large challenges and bigger chances. It stays close-knit — individuals stop Pete on the road, give him ideas and opinions, and hold him answerable for everything from potholes to racial justice.
We’ve watched Mayor Pete within the previous eight decades, as his continuous and motivated leadership has revitalized his town. It wasn’t a surprise to us his components reelected him with 80 percent of their vote. Pete has changed South Bend, and currently he’s showing what American leadership could and ought to be in the years ahead.
South Bend is Buttigieg’s success story
First, Mayor Pete lays practical answers over ideology. For mayors, politics is not a blood sport. Even though inaction and gridlock would be the standard in Washington, mayors do not have the choice to kick the can down the street. Our residents expect power whenever they flip the change, clean water from their faucets and garbage picked up frequently. It would be unthinkable for a mayor like Pete to close the government down due to a petty sectarian debate.
Pete’s vision for Medicare For All Who Would Like It is a fantastic illustration of advancing innovative goals with a dedication to achieving outcomes. By giving every American that the option to walk away in their personal insurance and right into a public choice, Pete’s strategy is likely to create healthcare more affordable and worldwide whilst expecting Americans to do what is ideal for them. While others might concentrate on what seems great, Pete has ever been about what works nicely.
Second, Mayor Pete looks forward, not back. Like most people, he comes out of a heartland city flanked by globalization and automation. Pete conveys South Bend’s history , but he knows that South Bend nor our nation can come back to the past. Rather, he’s helped shepherd his community via a stunning turnaround. Anybody who visits his town can see firsthand it is growing and innovating, which unemployment is falling.
Pete understands that we must concentrate on the long run, such as 21st century threats like climate change. South Bend itself has witnessed two historical floods throughout his tenure, and Pete’s government has worked to make the city much more resilient in the flooding’ wake. Pete’s new climate change suggestion is precisely what you’d expect from a mayor. It’s daring enough to meet this emergency, but with its own focus on enlisting everyone from farmers into the army, in addition, it is unifying enough to really get done.
Third, Mayor Pete is profoundly invested in ensuring every American has been heard and believes that they belong — notably within marginalized communities. Mayors in varied cities do not see individuals as abstract classes. We view them as our pediatricians, Little League volunteers, the retired letter carrier who says hello to our children — and behave accordingly.
Mayor Pete, the function version
While Washington has dismissed or exacerbated our immigration crisis, Pete produced a civil ID card to ensure undocumented residents can open bank account and fill prescriptions. And since Pete understands that population growth is the trick to economic development, his strategy for rural America would supply Community Renewal Visas to attract immigrants in need of revitalization.
In the aftermath of a terrible officer-involved shooting in South Bend, we’ve seen Pete participate in an honest dialogue concerning the shadow of racism. And he’s backed up his words with definite strategies. His Douglass Plan is potentially the most exhaustive plan, any candidate has provided to begin dismantling systemic racism and invest in black Americans. It sets forward ambitious-yet-attainable aims — by tripling the amount of entrepreneurs from underserved backgrounds, to generating health equity zones into cutting edge incarceration by 50 percent.
Ultimately, Pete knows the power of ethical leadership. Mayors are walking symbols of the own cities. After we cut the ribbon in a brand new factory or comfort a grieving parent whose kid was lost to gun violence, we’re revealing the individuals we represent their community stands together. That type of empathetic leadership is urgently needed from the Oval Office.
For these reasons, Mayor Pete is now a role model — and sometimes, a mentor — to mayors enjoy us. We support him from heartland cities, coastal towns, suburban areas and each other corner of the great nation. What is more, in the soul of this community of mayors, we’re currently offering Pete our very best thoughts and assisting participate grassroots fans all around the nation.
We are pleased to stand collectively as”Mayors for Pete,” and hope you will join us in supporting this daring and unifying leader that can assist us write a much better future.