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State federal advocacy 101

State & Federal Advocacy 101

St. Stephen’s Human Rights Program

Cathy Heying


Who are our legislators

  • Lawyers

  • Teachers

  • Nurses

  • Nonprofit Manager

  • Business Owners

  • Social Workers

  • Psychologists

  • Chiropractor

  • Community Organizers

  • Chief of Police

  • Insurance Agents

  • Economists

  • Consultants

  • Farmers

  • CEOs

  • Real Estate Agents

Who are our Legislators?

Rep. Rena Moran (DFL)

Rep. Jim Abeler (R)

Sen. Amy Koch (R)

Sen. Gen Olson (R)

Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL)

Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL)


2013 will be a budget year

2013 will be a Budget Year


Governor dayton s budget proposal

Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal

  • Governor Dayton will release his budget by early February


Legislature s proposals

Legislature’s Proposals

Budget

Policy

  • The Legislature will release their budgets (House and Senate) by mid-March

  • The 2013 Legislature is responsible for determining the details of Voter ID, should it pass on November 6.


The election

THE ELECTION

  • Election Day is November 6, 2012

  • ALL of the legislative seats are up for election (only happens every 10 yrs)

  • President

  • All of the House of Representatives

  • One of our Senate Seats (Amy Klobuchar vs. Kurt Bills)

  • VOTER ID Amendment. (If passes, 2013 Legislature charged with determining details)


Take action who represents you

TAKE ACTION! Who represents you?

Federal (D.C.)

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar

  • Senator Al Franken

  • Representative Keith Ellison (Minneapolis)

  • Representative Betty McCollum (St. Paul)

    State (St. Paul)

  • Governor Dayton

  • 1 State Senator

  • 1 State Representative


Federal level

FEDERAL LEVEL

Federal Level Advocacy is a bit more challenging. Because Government is so big at that level, things move much slower and it can be harder to see the results of our efforts.

Always call or write a personal letter rather than email at this level.

Stay connected with national advocacy groups to help you wade through the bureaucracy!


Contact your representatives

Contact Your Representatives

  • Call during the day

  • Call at night

  • Write a letter

  • Write an email

  • Set up a meeting at the capitol

  • Set up a meeting in your neighborhood

  • Friend them on Facebook

  • “Like” their Fan Page

  • Follow their Twitter account


Other ways to stay active

Other Ways to Stay Active

  • Follow the MN Coalition for the Homeless on Facebook for Action Alerts!

  • Join advocates from around the state on a conference call at 3pm every Thursday

  • Connect your friends and families with their legislators in greater MN and surrounding suburbs


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