Together We Rise Minnesota: engaging nonprofits in advocacy for a more equitable economy
Minnesota is a state of abundance. We have what we need to take care of each other, to invest in the health and economic security of all Minnesotans, and build a stronger and more equitable recovery – if we, as a state, choose to do so.
Nonprofits have long advocated for Minnesota families and workers to have what they need to thrive and build strong communities. Earlier this year, more than 100 nonprofits joined MCN and the Minnesota Budget Project in Together We Rise Minnesota -- a public policy campaign to raise the revenues we need to fully respond to the pandemic and economic downturn so that Minnesotans can be healthy, safe, and economically secure; to protect community and public services that Minnesotans count on; and build a more equitable recovery. We also urged policy makers to prioritize revenue-raising options that focus on those with the most resources, and that make the tax system more fair and equitable.
We’re continuing to share what’s at the heart of Together We Rise: engaging nonprofits in advocating for the policies that support a stronger, more equitable Minnesota, and illustrating how we get there by sharing stories from Minnesotans. Join us for a virtual Bite-sized Learning opportunity to hear more about this campaign, and share what your organization can do to tell Minnesota’s stories and shape a more prosperous future.
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works to advance Minnesota Budget Project’s policy goals by combining strategic communications with civic and partner engagement. Working closely with her team, she deploys strategies in order to build a network of engaged Minnesotans who have the necessary tools to advocate for progressive change for themselves and their communities.
Before coming to the Minnesota Budget Project, she worked at Pillsbury United Communities where she collaborated with different teams working towards policy and systems change, utilized strategic communications methods to engage multiple stakeholders, and built cross-sector relationships to advance agency efforts. She received a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics and Social Work from Michigan State University. Meghan is energized by building relationships and collaborating with others who seek a better, more equitable Minnesota.
Outside of work, Meghan is either outdoors (during all the non-winter seasons), trying not to kill her houseplants, learning more about her newfound hobby of woodworking, or daydreaming about the next travel opportunity.
has been the director of the Minnesota Budget Project since 1999. Her work combines deep and technical expertise of Minnesota tax policy with a drive to ensure everyday Minnesotans have a voice in the policy decisions being made at the Capitol.
The Minnesota Budget Project has contributed to significant policy achievements under her leadership, including the passage in 2013 of nation-leading tax reform that made Minnesota’s tax system more equitable and funded new investments in education, affordable college tuition, and other opportunities for low- and moderate-income Minnesotans to reach economic security. Madden is a recognized expert in tax policy, and has helped secure substantial improvements in Minnesota’s state Earned Income Tax Credit and Renters’ Credit.
Nan has a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, and an M.A. from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.