Our Work

1. Educate Clean Elections MN members and others:

We will hold educational events on issues that impact fair and transparent elections such as:

Dark Money: the book and the issue:
  • a book group study/discussion of the book, Dark Money by Jane Mayer
  • description of how dark money is regulated (or not) at the federal and state level, i.e. what statutes (if any) are in place
Protecting and expanding voter registration. This will include education about:
  • automatic voter registration
  • pre-age 18 registration
  • restrictions on voting, e.g. voter ID, provisional ballots, disenfranchisement of felons on probation or parole, etc
  • early voting
Redistricting in Minnesota
  • description of what redistricting is
  • demonstrate why it is vitally important
  • share what is happening around the country
Public Financing: describe the impact of public financing on clean elections
  • describe voucher system
  • describe MN’s contribution refund system
  • describe MN’s public financing of campaigns
  • share public financing in other states

2. Monitor Legislative Processes in 2018 Session

We will monitor legislative committees, hearings, etc. related to issues such as:

  • Public campaign financing
  • Blocking coordination between candidates and outside spenders
  • Redistricting
  • Prohibiting dark money
  • Promoting automatic voter registration
  • Curtailing revolving door of government officials (mostly elected) and regulatory heads becoming lobbyists

3. Develop Clean Elections MN Infrastructure:

  • Raise the public profile of Clean Elections MN
  • Grow membership
  • Raise sustaining funds for Clean Elections MN via grant proposals, donors and other means
  • Maintain communication structure including social media such as Facebook and our website