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Reconnect with Your Lawmakers Before Session Begins

On December 10, 2019 by Libbie Chapuran

Was the last time you connected with your lawmaker during session? It’s time to dust off your advocacy hat and invite your lawmakers into your community before the next legislative session starts on Feb. 11, 2020. To help you accomplish this goal, we have developed a new resource for you.  

Message Delivered: 150+ Members Advocate at Day at the Capitol

On March 13, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

More than 150 LeadingAge Minnesota members participated in yesterday’s Day at the Capitol, bringing their voices and their collective will to give lawmakers a personal perspective on how the decisions they make this session will affect the seniors we serve and those who provide them with care.   

FREE WEBINAR: The Governor’s Budget – What’s the Impact and How to Take Action

On February 26, 2019 by Libbie Chapuran

Join your fellow providers on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 1 p.m. - 1:30p.m. for a free, 30-minute webinar explaining Governor Walz’s budget recommendations and what they mean for senior services.

Tell Congress to Preserve Medicaid Funding

On January 24, 2017 by Libbie Chapuran

Big changes may be on the horizon for Medicaid funding. Congressional leaders have all but promised a vote to either fully or partially repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the upcoming weeks. A repeal may include the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and reforms may dramatically restructure Medicaid funding mechanisms. 

Candidate Forums Show Strong Support for Aging Issues

On October 4, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

If there’s one thing candidates for the Minnesota Legislature agree on, it’s this: more work needs to be done to prepare for the needs of our state’s aging population and support for the caregiving workforce is integral to that endeavor.

And the Winner Is…LeadingAge Minnesota Member Advocacy!

On May 17, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

Our outstanding member engagement in grassroots advocacy was recognized by Argentum at their national conference last week when LeadingAge Minnesota was named the winner of the 60-Day Advocacy Challenge.

Advocacy in Action: More Than 70 Legislative Tours

On March 9, 2016 by Danielle Salisbury

We asked LeadingAge Minnesota members to accept the challenge of hosting at least 50 lawmaker tours before the start of the 2016 legislative session, and you conquered it! Our members hosted more than 70 tours with lawmakers and helped kick-start our advocacy agenda into action.

Register by March 1 for Day at the Capitol

On February 17, 2016 by Danielle Salisbury

We are little more than a month away from this year’s Day at the Capitol! This one-day only event is an opportunity for LeadingAge Minnesota members to hear important updates on legislative activities and speak directly to lawmakers about the issues that matter most to Minnesota seniors and their caregivers.

LeadingAge Minnesota Members Build Relationships with Lawmakers

On February 17, 2016 by Danielle Salisbury

As part of Host Your Lawmaker month, several LeadingAge Minnesota members have invited lawmakers to tour their communities, meet with residents and staff, and say thank you for their support of Minnesota seniors and their caregivers.

Grassroots Advocacy: Steps You Can Take to Advance Our Agenda

On May 6, 2015 by Danielle Salisbury

We are headed into the final weeks of the legislative session. Our proposal to reform and transform how the state funds quality care for aging Minnesotans has become one of those most talked about topics this session due in large part to the grassroots efforts of our members. To date, we have sent more than 8,000 postcards and more than 5,600 emails to lawmakers. We plan to continue this heavy drumbeat up until the final days of session.

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