Goal: Our state will foster a climate of inclusion that encourages active participation from everyone living in our community.
We all gain when everyone participates in society – by running for office, voting, donating to charities, volunteering, and helping our neighbors. Our region has a rich history of strong civic engagement. But our rapidly changing cultural, business and demographic landscape brings new challenges. How well we meet the demands of an evolving Minnesota will determine our citizen participation in the next century.
But a deeper looks shows we are not doing as well at meeting our goal of active participation among all Minnesotans.
A strong economy and business climate provides resources for community involvement and fosters employee participation in their communities. Civic participation can result in changes to Minnesota education, immigration policy, transportation, and more. Building social connections with your neighbors and increasing community involvement can be a path to reducing health inequities.