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Steve Fletcher, Executive Director

Steve Fletcher

Before joining Minnesota 2020, Steve Fletcher was the founding Executive Director of MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, where he ran winning campaigns in housing and schools, while building that organization from the ground up into a thriving, 300 member organization. For his work there, he was named Grassroots Solutions Organizer of the Year in 2011.

Steve is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in American Studies at New York University, where he completed the prestigious Culture and Media program in ethnographic film production. His short film, “I’m On Strike Because…” about union campaign communication strategy screened at film festivals and labor conferences around the world.

Steve has taught writing, labor history, and media studies at the college level. He was a leader in the high-profile GSOC-UAW 2110 strike at NYU (widely regarded as a nationally symbolic fight in the academic labor movement), and served on the steering committee of the national Communities for Excellent Public Schools coalition. He contributed a chapter to the book The University Against Itself published by the Temple University Press. In 2013, he worked as a consultant to the Annenberg Institute for School Reform's A+ Coalition, coordinating a citywide, grassroots-driven community survey project using the charrette methodology for participatory research, which won significant earned media in the context of the New York City mayor's race.