As the Minnesota Budget Project’s communications manager, I am constantly impressed and proud of the outstanding work our staff does every day.
Our blog posts, issue briefs, e-newsletters, legislative testimony and research are always carefully crafted and factual. You can be sure that anything produced by the Minnesota Budget Project is accurate and accessible.
I frequently hear compliments from reporters, editors and other communications professionals. They respect our high standards and quality work. Our donors also know the value of our advocacy and analysis.
You may not know much about the people who do all this outstanding work. My colleagues are too modest (this is Minnesota after all!) to talk about how great they are, so I will.
- Nan Madden, our director, is recognized as a tax and budget expert throughout Minnesota – and the nation. Policymakers and leaders from many organizations seek out her input and advice. She makes sure every piece of work we release is factual, well written and advocates for actions that benefit low- and moderate-income Minnesotans.
- Christina Wessel, our deputy director, added health care reform to her list of areas of expertise in the last few years. She is a leader in a coalition that successfully advocated for implementing the federal health care law in ways that ensure that hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans gain access to affordable health insurance.
- Caitlin Biegler is our policy analyst. You may not see her as much at the Capitol as Nan and Christina, but you see her work everywhere. She does the research, writes briefs and blogs, and provides all the information we need to make the Minnesota Budget Project such a success.
- Leah Gardner is our outreach coordinator. She works with allies throughout the state, making sure their voices are heard at the Capitol. Leah is a leader in Invest in Minnesota, a statewide coalition of faith, labor and nonprofits that advocates for fairly raised revenues.
The Minnesota Budget Project’s work resulted in major victories in the 2013 Legislative Session. We’ve told you about them before: health care reform, a fairer tax system, investments in public education and increases to property tax refunds, among others.
Your support is essential for us to continue that great work.
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