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Erin Maye Quade

Advocacy director, Gender Justice


As a Minnesota state representative from 2017 to 2019, Erin Maye Quade established herself as an advocate for paid family leave, expanding access to affordable child care, and eliminating gun violence. In 2018, she founded the Childhood Hunger Caucus, a coalition of businesses, nonprofits, and policymakers. That same year, she became the first LGBTQA person to be endorsed as the DFL candidate for lieutenant governor.

Since early 2019, Maye Quade has served as the advocacy director for St. Paul-based nonprofit Gender Justice. She works on gender equity issues through public education, legislative outreach, and coalition building.