Providing a non-partisan model for generating and sharing          

    essential information on public issues and proposed solutions              

10th Anniversary :  2005- 06 to 2015-16

   
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The Civic Caucus is a Minnesota based non-partisan public policy learning organization

~ offering innovative opportunities to involve citizens in public affairs without making extraordinary demands on their time

~ hosting a unique library of interviews with past and present political figures and thought leaders

~ encouraging participation (feedback) by citizens across political ideology

~ using electronic communication to educate and involve participants from their homes

~ shining a light on others' proposals, rather than promoting our own.


          Email: civiccaucus@comcast.net

Send a request to the above address to receive
summaries of future interviews with thought leaders,
and to have your opportunity to respond as well.
 

 

The interview summaries
and issues pages

are intended to spark a thoughtful dialog,
moving towards education and understanding,
rather than partisan debate.

The position reports
are recommendations offered by
the Civic Caucus Core group,
after considering significant feedback
from all citizen responses.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                  A Statewide Crusade to Secure Minnesota's High Quality Workforce

    Facing severe threats to its high quality workforce, Minnesota must advance a systematic human
    capital crusade to secure a strong economic future.  Click here for this January 25, 2015 follow-up 
    to our previous statement, Human Capital: Minnesota's Strength and Challenge.

 

 Recent interview summaries:

  Review of Minnesota’s Public Policy Process  Interview
Legislative polarization stalls action on good public policy proposals

Charlie Weaver, executive director, Minnesota Business Partnership - June 10, 2016

  Review of Minnesota’s Public Policy Process  Interview
Today’s political dynamic demands that more diverse interests be represented on public policy study groups
Sean Kershaw, Executive Director of the Citizens League - June 3, 2016

  Review of Minnesota’s Public Policy Process  Interview
Media today are more concerned with getting so-called "balance than seeking truth
Don Shelby - Investigative Journalist - May 20, 2016

  Review of Minnesota’s Public Policy Process  Interview
Prescription for today’s media: invest less energy in diagnosing problems, more in probing solutions
Jon McTaggart, President and CEO, Minnesota Public Radio - May 13, 2016

  Review of Minnesota’s Public Policy Process  Interview
The Community Knows Best: foundations should invest
in building the community’s capacity to solve problems

Ann Mulholland, Vice President of Community Impact for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners - May 6, 2016

  Review of Minnesota’s Public Policy Process  Interview
Nonprofits play a significant public policy role, but face new limits today
Melissa Stone, University of Minnesota Professor - April 29, 2016


 


                      Making a tax-deductible contribution to the work of the Civic Caucus

   
     Your tax-deductible donation in support of these educational efforts can be made in two ways:

  1. By credit card
- Go to www.givemn.org, a secure site maintained by several Minnesota foundations.
     
Enter "Civic Caucus" in the box provided and follow instructions to fill in your gift amount and credit
      card information.
       

  2. By check
- Make your check payable to "Civic Caucus" and send your contribution to
      Janis M. Clay, Treasurer, Civic Caucus,

      2104 Girard Ave. S.,
      Minneapolis, MN 55405-2546. 
 

 

 


 

The Civic Caucus   is a non-partisan, tax-exempt educational organization.   The Interview Group  includes persons of varying political persuasions,
reflecting years of leadership in politics and business. Click here  to see a short personal background of each.

  John S. Adams, David Broden, Audrey Clay, Janis Clay, Pat Davies, Bill Frenzel, Paul Gilje (executive director), Dwight Johnson, Randy Johnson, Sallie Kemper, Ted Kolderie,
 Dan Loritz (chair), Tim McDonald, Bruce Mooty, Jim Olson, Paul Ostrow, Wayne Popham, Dana Schroeder, Clarence Shallbetter, and Fred Zimmerman

 

 


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The Civic Caucus, 01-01-2008
2104 Girard Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405.  civiccaucus@comcast.net
Dan Loritz, chair, 612-791-1919   ~   Paul A. Gilje, coordinator, 952-890-5220.
 

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