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Electing Leaders That Share Our Vision for Equity
Paul Wellstone believed the two most important questions of public policy are “Who Decides” and “Who Benefits.” At TakeAction Minnesota, we take these two questions very seriously.
For our organization, Election Day isn’t the end — it’s the beginning. We work year-round on issue and electoral campaigns to make sure PEOPLE are placed at the center of all governing decisions because in a truly representative democracy, the people lead. To realize this, TakeAction Minnesota works to elect individuals to public office — local, state and federal — that share our vision for equality and justice and have the skills and abilities to make change a reality.
We recruit and train candidates who have been active in the progressive movement to bring these skills to elected office in order to shape the laws, policies and institutions that govern our state and shape the lives of our communities. We work with them while in office, on issue campaigns, to ensure that the needs of people and communities around are state are being improved via public policy. We hold our elected leaders accountable throughout the year to make the change that needs to be made.
Through our work, we build powerful alliances because we understand we can’t achieve our vision of Minnesota on our own. We parter with organizations, campaigns and elected officials to identify shared goals, grow our progressive voter base and shift the public conversation in order to build a mandate for change.