JaNaé Bates is the communications director for Yes 4 Minneapolis – a multi-racial ballot initiative campaign committed to creating a safe Minneapolis for all by replacing the current police-only model of public safety with an holistic, public health model that will also include various violence prevention and intervention strategies and personnel. Outside of the campaign season, JaNaé is also the communications director for ISAIAH – a multi-racial, multi-faith, state-wide, nonpartisan coalition of faith communities dedicated to building a multiracial democracy by moving collectively and powerfully for racial and economic equity in the state of Minnesota. JaNaé specializes in integrating grassroots faith-based organizing and narrative strategy. She has over a decade of academic and professional experience in ministry, social justice, and communications. She also serves as an associate minister at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Paul, MN.