Candidate Town Hall

What are Minnesota’s Candidates’ positions on issues important to Catholics?

Get to know the candidates
| Hear their positions | Ask your questions


Ahead of the November 8th elections, create the opportunity for Catholics in your legislative district to form their consciences and faithfully inform their vote. Host a candidate town hall!


Since a census was recently conducted and the legislative districts in Minnesota were reconfigured, EVERY seat in the State House and State Senate is up for election. You may have someone new representing you! On top of that, there are 46 legislators retiring or seeking an office outside of the House or Senate, and 12 legislators running for the opposite body in which they currently serve. With 58 out of the 201 total seats sitting open, there is ample value in getting to know your candidates and their policy positions. And giving them the opportunity to get to know YOU!

As Catholics, we must learn candidates’ positions on policies and laws so that we can uphold life and human dignity at the voting booth. We must also bring the light of Christ into the public sphere by letting candidates know that supporting life and dignity is a top priority of the Catholic community.

Below you will find everything you need to plan and promote a candidate town hall at your parish.

Planning a Candidate Town Hall: The How-To Guide for Parishes

If you have questions, email [email protected].

  • Frequently Asked Questions: This document will help answer some of the basic questions. 
  • Parish Bulletin & Newsletter Sample Announcements: This document contains sample text you can use to promote your townhall.
  • Communications Template: This document provides you templates for reaching out to your candidates for State House and State Senate.
  • Thank you letter template: This document provides sample text you can use to thank candidates for participating in your townhall.
  • Preparation and Structure: This document is going to walk you through hosting your town hall, including question and topic prompts. Email [email protected] to receive this document.
  • Moderator Script: This document contains a line-by-line script for your town hall moderator, including questions to ask the candidates. Email [email protected] to receive the script.
  • Post-Town Hall Survey: We ask that the organizer of your parish town hall please request from us the link for a post-event survey. Email [email protected] for the survey link.
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