OutFront Minnesota Executive Director Monica Meyer has been engaged in grassroots organizing and policy advocacy on behalf of progressive causes since 1992. She joined the staff of OutFront Minnesota as Public Policy Director in 2001 and became Executive Director in 2010.
Under Monica's leadership, OutFront Minnesota and Project 515 co-founded Minnesotans United for All Families, the campaign which defeated the proposed amendment to limit the freedom to marry. OutFront was also involved in the Our Vote, Our Future campaign, which defeated the proposed voter restriction amendment. In 2012, OutFront was honored to receive the Headwaters Allies for Justice Award and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofit and MAP for Nonprofits Mission and Excellence Advocacy Award.
Monica coordinates political strategy and grassroots organizing; conducts education and training seminars about politics; undertakes coalition-building with allied organizations; conducts research and provides materials for lawmakers, community members, and other interested groups; and travels the state to meet and work with local community activists.
Monica received her master’s degree in public policy from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, and her undergraduate degree from Hamline University. She lives in South Minneapolis with her wife Michele Steinwald and their dog Miette. Monica is currently a board member with TakeAction Minnesota.