Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera is the Executive Director for Common Cause Minnesota. Annastacia provides leadership in identifying and developing equity-based strategic grassroots alliances to achieve collective outcomes for Minnesotans. Her focus remains on advancing intergenerational socio-economic equity for all caged by poverty and racial inequities through participatory democracy. Before joining Common Cause Minnesota in August 2016, Annastacia worked as Legislative Director for a Minnesota state agency; the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (MCLA). MCLA advises and informs the Governor’s Office, Legislative branch and community stakeholders on matters of importance to Latino Minnesotans. Annastacia has a BA with a major in Sociology, a Juris Doctorate with a concentration on civil rights and constitutional law litigation and a Masters of Management; pending approval of dissertation.