May 21, 2012
Last year, about 100 Minnesotans came together from across sectors and industries to agree on (pdf) what Minnesota's electrical system should achieve.
Now, we are launching Phase II of the Electrical Energy Project to identify changes that need to happen in order to achieve this vision.
In Phase II, the Citizens League will continue to bring a wide variety of citizens together to work for the common good. First, we will identify key challenges that are appropriate for the Citizens League to take a lead on. We want to make a unique contribution that builds off good work already being done in our state, so we will be identifying policy challenges that Minnesota can impact at the state level, and that other groups are not already leading progress on.
To achieve this, we will:
- Host a series of workshops in June and July that will help to identify barriers to achieving the Phase I vision.
- Organize work to address a few of these challenges in which we can have a unique contribution. We anticipate this work starting in August and continuing for about 6 months, at which point we will evaluate our progress and the best steps forward.
- Help to host a workshop at your site or with your business or organization. We are especially looking for sites in Greater Minnesota. Ideally, we would have a 2-hour session with at least 20 people in attendance, but we can be flexible as needed. Contact Annie (alevensonfalk[at]citizensleague.org) if you are interested.
- Attend a workshop: A list of dates will be available soon.
- Spread the word to others who may be interested in participating.
- Contribute resources to help fund the project. See this PDF for more information about sponsorship, and contact me if you are interested.
If you have any questions, ideas, concerns, etc., please don't hesitate to get in touch with me! You can reach me at alevensonfalk[at]citizensleague.org or 651-289-1072.
Posted by Annie Levenson-Falk at May 21, 2012 12:15 PM