Connor Klausing

Web Developer

I’m running for the Seward board of directors because I’m passionate about creating fair, inclusive, and sustainable economies both here in Seward and in the world.

I serve on the board of Witness for Peace Midwest, which is dedicated to challenging U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many of the communities we ally with are fighting neoliberal food and land policies, which destroy communities, and contribute to violence and displacement. As part of the board, I want to keep us accountable to the mission of supporting ethical producers outside the U.S. as well as inside.

I’m also committed to working towards fair, inclusive, and sustainable economies here in the Twin Cities. I’m proud to be involved with CTUL, a worker-led labor rights organization. I believe that everyone does better when we fight for our most marginalized neighbors. As part of the board, I want to make sure that our vision supports low-wage workers, BIPOC communities, and immigrants.

I’m someone who thrives on building relationships and resolving conflict. On the board, I would try to listen carefully to other members, and build trust and connection both on the board and within the broader community.

I’ve lived a few blocks from the co-op for the last four years, and it’s one of my favorite pieces of our neighborhood. I love the community that it builds, and the sustainable vision for the world that it supports. I hope that by serving on the board, I can help continue to both build our community, and help the co-op build that better world.