Established in 2011, Minnesota Voice is a member-based coalition of non-profit organizations working toward permanent change in racial, social, and economic justice by increasing civic engagement and voter participation across the state, especially focused in underrepresented communities; making sure that every Minnesotans’ voice is heard, and the state reflects the values of its people. Our partners are grounded in the belief that: decision makers will be held accountable when collective power has been built; more participation equals a stronger democracy; and that public institutions will improve people’s lives when they advance people driven solutions and address racial and economic disparities.
We are the backbone strategists for the We Vote MN coalition’s execution of a collective impact model, using data driven best practices, leadership development, and grants to help our partners maximize our collective capacities. To be a part of the coalition, an organization makes a commitment to leading with racial equity, to meeting measurable goals as defined in our annual written collective impact plan and a subsequent written division of labor.
Our organizational goals are:
We offer partners:
Over past few years, we have seen significant growth and evolution. The reach of the table is larger than it has ever been, with over 40 permanent/temporary partners. The table is more accurately reflecting the communities we serve with new table staff and partners being led by people of color and leadership development programs to foster the next generation of political leaders of color. Our vision is to be the conduit for intentional collaborative community organizing, leadership development, and advocacy aimed at building sustainable power in communities of color in 2018 and beyond.