Time For Citizen Solutions
Are you frustrated by Minnesota’s cycle of stalemates and short-term fixes? You’re not alone.
But it doesn't have to be this way. Breaking this cycle of gridlock can start with ordinary citizens coming together to think creatively and reach consensus on our state’s biggest challenges.
Speaking Up Must Start Now
Citizen voices, like yours, need to be understood and accounted for by state policymakers if we're going to break Minnesota's ongoing deficit cycle. We believe Minnesotans have great ideas and valuable insights into how our state should run, and we can’t afford to wait another two years to start making them heard.
Citizen Solutions will give you a chance to show policymakers how it's done: come together, roll up your sleeves, and offer new ideas to really solve our budget problems. The Bush Foundation and InCommons will be capturing the ideas and content of these conversations, and we'll share the fruits of this work with elected officials and citizens across the state in the months to come.
Even A Long-Term Solution Starts With A Step
July 19th – 21st, we'll be gathering people in Grand Rapids, the Twin Cities and Rochester to do just that. These won't be sessions for wallflowers. We're looking for diverse ideologies and perspectives to come together for vibrant discussions. And to help get things started, we'll provide dinner (after all, it's hard to think big on an empty stomach!).
Locations and Dates
Registrations are closed!
Thank you again for your interest in our Citizen Solutions community discussions around the Minnesota Budget. Due to the high level of interest, we are not able to accommodate all those who have expressed interest.
We hope that you will continue to monitor these events and what is going on at the state capitol. The Bush Foundation of St. Paul will be creating summary reports from the events and posting them online.