Wilder Public Policy

Public Policy

Advocating for our collective future

Wilder's public policy work advances systemic equity and social and economic opportunities so that all people and communities throughout Minnesota can thrive. Our efforts have a special emphasis on supporting and strengthening the advocacy of people and communities who would be directly impacted by certain budget and policy proposals. We work closely with our nonprofit partners in coalition on a range of issues related to Wilder's mission.

Contact
Patrick Ness
Public Policy Director
651-280-2463
patrick.ness@wilder.org

Our Legislative Priorities

Wilder’s legislative priorities respond to the context of the moment, but remain focused on the social and economic opportunity of people with lower incomes. Primary issue areas include health care, housing, mental health, aging, and other areas of critical importance in advancing Wilder’s mission.

About Wilder Public Policy

Our Approach

Wilder’s public policy efforts advance social and economic opportunities so that communities we serve—and communities throughout Minnesota—can thrive.

  • We endorse and advocate for policies that will have these outcomes for low-income people in Saint Paul, the East Metro and across Minnesota.
  • We support and strengthen advocacy capacity of low income residents, people of color and indigenous  leaders to influence legislative decision making and improve people's lives.
  • We leverage Wilder’s expertise and resources to support coalitions that advance our priorities.

Our Team

Dominic McQuerry

Public Policy Manager

Patrick Ness

Public Policy Director

Related Programs and Posts

Leadership program supporting Indigenous people and people of color to influence and enact public policy
By Public Policy Analyst Dominic McQuerry