Thanks to all who joined us for our 2020 Capitol Pathways End of Session Celebration! Students, supporters, and others gathered online for this virtual event.
The event kicked off with a live welcome from Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, who delivered remarks about the importance of programs like Capitol Pathways to introduce young leaders of color in policy and government.
“I hope that in this moment you see the importance of having black, brown and Indigenous people as part of civic life and as part of government,” said Lt. Gov. Flanagan. “If we’re truly going to achieve the the beauty of this democracy, our government needs to accurately reflect the people it seeks to represent.”
Watch Lt. Gov. Flanagan’s remarks below, and her announcement that June 11, 2020 is officially Capitol Pathways Day in Minnesota.
Thanks to all who could join us for this special celebration!
And a special thanks to everyone who made a contribution to the Capitol Pathways program this year, helping us raise over over $10,000. You are part of a movement that is holding open that door for our future leaders. There are now 164 Capitol Pathways alumni—all young leaders who provide critical leadership at both the legislature and network of organizations that make up the civic fabric of our region.
If you didn’t have a chance to donate yet, you can still play a part. You can help strengthen Capitol Pathways as planning begins for the next year of this program.
Congratulations to our students! Watch the slideshow of the 2020 cohort.