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Registered to VOTE


Youth Ambassadors


Adult Ambassadors


Census Respondents


Voter Guides Distributed


Election Judges Recruited


Pledged to VOTE


Voter Education Cards


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A Family Celebration!

Saturday, June 22, 2024

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In 2021, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners in St. Paul, Minnesota, declared Juneteenth a holiday.


The ANIKA Foundation partnered with Ramsey County to produce an annual Juneteenth Celebration to commemorate this historic event. We were issued a Proclamation by Governor Tim Walz and Secretary of State Steve Simon acknowledging the momentus occassion - one year after the murder of George Floyd and 100 years after the lynching of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie, in Duluth, Minnesota.


Juneteenth is a community celebration that honors our culture, journey and contributions of People of African Descent in Minnesota America. We celebrate our Ancestors, our food, our music, our families...our LEGACY! JOIN US!


Black Votes Matter MN (BVM) is a non-partisan voter engagement initiative designed to increase voter turnout in underrepresented communities. We believe the next leaders and solutions will come from our communities. We’re creating pathways to promote leadership and advance the issues that matter to you!




The Black Votes Matter MN Ambassador program is a great way to learn about your community, and the various policies and initiatives available for you to expand your leadership and engagement skills. Register voters, collect petitions, host voter education workshops, and more! Ask about paid and non-paid opportunities. 


As part of the Census Co-Creation Table, we designed and developed Our Census MN -a mobilization strategy to engage historically undercounted communities across Minnesota. The 14 member multicultural coalition will work together to design the implementation strategy in concert with several cities and counties across Minnesota. Stand up and be counted! 

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In 2018, we launched Power In Participation- our high school curriculum-teaching scholars the basics of government, civic engagement, movement-building and issue advancement. Join us as we work to bring this empowering program to a school near you!

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