Brett Buckner, OneMN.org
You Vote-We Win
If you live in these cities you vote will be a game-changer as these races are very tight for the Minnesota legislature and Congress. If you live in these and other cities in Minnesota, your vote is critical for the national Presidential election.
Benson, Aitkin, Alexandra, Arden Hills, Blaine, Breckenridge, Brooklyn Center. Brooklyn Park. Champlin Park, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Crookston, Crosby, Eagan, East Grand Forks, Eden Prairie, Edina, Faribault, Lake Elmo, Lower Red Lake, Maplegrove, Maplewood, Morris, Mounds view, Montevideo, Moorhead, North Branch, Park Rapids, Pine City, Plymouth, Roseville, Sandstone, Shoreview, St. Cloud, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Willmar, Woodbury, Worthington, Wyoming
Here is where to find your voting details – voting early, registering to vote, sample ballot etc from the Secretary of State’s office.
Here is where you will find data on the minority and immigrant economy by district to talk with candidates on how they will grow this economy and create jobs and business opportunities and close the achievement gap.
In its second report of the Election Season, Onemn.org and Color The Vote reported that in 28 house districts across Minnesota, ALANA (African / African-American, Latino, Asian, and Native American) voters make up 1 in 9 voters with a collective income over $3billion ($3.070 billion).
“Minnesota has an amazing opportunity to become a leader economic equity and prosperity for all Minnesotans” states Brett Buckner, managing director of Onemn.org and the Color The Vote campaign. “During the 2012 election cycle, the number of ALANA voters actually was larger than margin of victory in 24 of the 28 districts, that number dropped to just 14 districts in 2014. This discovery clearly states the potential influence voters of color could have on this election cycle and the makeup of the 2017 legislature.”
“The initial discussion and allocation of resources from the 2016 session (for equity) was a healthy start. However, candidate should really understand the opportunity to expand conversation for all Minnesotans. The 2017 legislative session should be a great opportunity for state leaders to push for full and equitable participation from all Minnesotans. Our collective success as a state depends on it.”
OneMN.org is a Research-based, Advocacy, and Communication organization established to provide public policy and programmatic recommendations that support and propel racial, social and economic equity throughout Minnesota, its counties, local governments, community agencies and corporations.
ColorTheVote is OneMN.org’s campaign to engage and empower ALANA community members and allies dedicated to racial, social, and economic equity across Minnesota to become active partners in their local civic activities.
For more information on this report or OneMN.org, please contact Brett Buckner at 612.229.1508