On Friday, January 6th, Heiruspecs will join Toki Wright, PaviElle French, Yolande Bruce, Little Fevers, and Ayvah for a birthday fundraiser for Melvin Carter, who we're supporting to serve as the City of Saint Paul's next Mayor. Melvin has been a friend of Heiruspecs since his days at St. Paul Central High School, and we've stay ed connected as he served as our Ward 1 St. Paul City Councilmember from 2008 to 2013 , and now through his work with as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet, advocating for and advising Governor Mark Dayton on state early childhood policy investments.
As long time supporters of outgoing Mayor Chris Coleman - who recently announced that he'll be campaigning for governor - we've seen and experienced the impact that city government can have on creating a healthy local economy that values the creative community, its artists and their role in creating a rich, vibrant and diverse city. We believe Melvin Carter will help further the successes we've witnessed in the city over the past decade. And we believe Melvin is uniquely positioned to help make progress on the many challenges we still face. We hope you'll join us on January 6th at 6:00 pm at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall to support Melvin Carter for St. Paul.