Jan 11, 2024
Shannon Watson, Majority in the Middle
Solution Thinking in Public Policy

In our current political environment, everywhere from DC to state capitols across the country, bipartisanship is rarely on display. Binary red-vs-blue narratives lead Minnesotans to believe that legislators are irreparably segregated along party lines. However, The State of Bipartisanship report shows that’s not entirely true. Hear about the report, the "hidden bipartisanship" uncovered during the 2023 legislative session, and how you can encourage more bipartisanship in public policy making. 

About the speaker: Shannon Watson is the Founder and Executive Director of Majority in the Middle. She has also served in policy and public affairs roles for the Medical Alley Association, St. Paul Area Chamber, U.S. Bank, the Minnesota Senate, and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Shannon holds a bachelor's degree in English, Theatre, and Psychology from Wichita State University and a master's degree in Advocacy and Political Leadership from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.