Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera is the Executive Director for Common Cause Minnesota. Common Cause Minnesota serves as an independent voice for change and a watchdog against corruption and abuse of power. Common Cause Minnesota is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.
Annastacia provides Common Cause MN leadership in identifying and developing equity-based strategic grassroots alliances to achieve collective democracy-based outcomes for Minnesotans.
Annastacia previously 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. She was responsible for developing legislative strategy and mapping out action items for MCLA to infuse the Latino lens and voice into the policy making arena at all levels of government in Minnesota. Prior to joining the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (MCLA), Annastacia held various leadership roles within local, state and federal government working closely with diverse Minnesota communities, partners and stakeholders.
Her equity-focus areas in government include; participatory democracy and race relations.
Annastacia is focused on advancing intergenerational socio-economic equity for all Minnesotans caged by a democracy ailed with a lack of transparency, and swelling of dark money, meant to make government work for the very few while advancing restrictive voting laws to marginalize the poor, the geographically isolated and most vulnerable Minnesotan.