The 2018 blue wave brought progressive change around the country and its impact was powerful in Minnesota. Progressive legislation has stalled for years in Minnesota due to Republican control of the Minnesota Legislature. In 2018, Indivisible groups and progressive advocates in Minnesota worked hard to flip the House - including the election of TEN Indivisibles to state office! Although there were losses in the State Senate, Republicans currently only hold a three-vote majority - certainly not enough for their comfort.
As a result of this political activism, Minnesota is nearly a blue trifecta: Democrats control the House and Governor’s mansion, and are only a three-vote minority in the Senate. This balance gives us the power to push for innovative policy and make up for lost time with long-stalled progressive priorities. Minnesota is also now the only state in the country with a split legislature.
After working hard during the elections, Indivisible groups are ready to lead this charge. It’s up to us to hold newly-elected Democrats - and Democrats who have been able to avoid taking strong progressive stands because of Republican control of the House - accountable to our values.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through how the Minnesota Legislature operates. For more information on the importance of state advocacy, what motivates state legislators and how to get started, check out the Indivisible States Guide.