St. Paul, MN — Common Cause Minnesota has named Natalie Somerson as its new Voter Engagement & Community Organizer. Somerson will help expand the organization’s grassroots mobilization and coalition building capacity throughout the state, with a focus on voting rights, redistricting and election protection.
“I’m proud to join Common Cause Minnesota and look forward to working with the community to ensure every Minnesotan has a voice in our democracy,” said Natalie Somerson. “I believe our democracy is strongest when we all have an equal voice on the issues that impact our lives—not just the wealthy, well-connected, and those with the loudest voices.”
Prior to joining Common Cause Minnesota, Somerson served five years as Youth Education & Enrichment Programs Manager at Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), where she created civic engagement programs and provided leadership development for Minnesotan students. She leverages extensive experience in the community and has a history of working to increase civic participation among communities historically left out of the process.
“We’re thrilled to welcome a grassroots coalition builder like Natalie to our team,” said Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, Common Cause Minnesota Executive Director. “We are working hard to build a multi-racial democracy Minnesota that is inclusive of every voice, regardless of background, political party, or zip code. Natalie’s past work on the ground and with communities of color will help us ensure we give voice to every Minnesotan.”
Somerson officially joined Common Cause Minnesota on January 3, 2022, and will help the organization lead a statewide coalition, Minnesota Alliance for Democracy, advocating for pro-democracy reforms across the state.