MINNESOTA - Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has announced the 15 voting members of the Advisory Task Force on Expanding the Economic Security of Women, and the list of names includes a Worthington native.
The members include advocates, researchers, Minnesotans with an interest in the topic, a legislator from each house and each party, and a representative from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
Cheniqua Johnson of Worthington has been named one of the members, and the bio sent by the AG’s Office states she is the Relationship Manager at Saint Paul & Minneapolis Foundation, with seven years of experience in community engagements, political organizing and government, including a recent 3-month stint as the Honorary Council member on the Worthington City Council.
The members of the task force were chosen from among 93 people who applied through the Secretary of State’s Open Appointment process.
Members of the Task Force will have three charges, including the identification of barriers that prevent gender equity in the workplace and limit women's equal participation in the economy.
They are also tasked to explore best practices to advance the economy security of women; and develop a comprehensive set of recommendations that protect and support women's economic security in Minnesota.
The Task Force will hold its first monthly meeting on February 4, 2021 from 5:00–7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The task force will produce a report within nine months, before the start of the 2022 legislative session, and will continue its work for up to two years.