Legislative screenings

Quality education is critical to the mission of Education Minnesota, Minnesota’s citizens and the state’s economic future. To advance this mission, Education Minnesota recommends and supports pro-public education candidates for state office.

Host a legislative screening
Attend an upcoming screening

Any candidate interested in seeking endorsement must be in contact with Education Minnesota members in their district.

An Education Minnesota member will then contact their Political Action Committee board representative or the board chair to communicate the candidate’s desire for endorsement. PAC board representatives can be found here. All incumbent and non-incumbent candidates are required to participate in an Education Minnesota candidate screening interview or event.

Education Minnesota encourages candidate screening teams to choose one or more of the following to enhance or take the place of the screening interview process:

  • A public meeting: An event featuring member speakers sharing stories and seeking policy commitments from candidates on education and union issues.
  • A roundtable Q&A: A live-streamed event where members ask questions and seek commitments from candidates on education and union issues.
  • School visit: A half- or full-day school visit, sponsored by Education Minnesota members, in which the candidate can see and hear about education and union issues in their district.

Screening teams will be reimbursed for any costs associated with doing turnout or hosting the event.

After the event, a vote by Education Minnesota members who participated will be taken and sent to the PAC as the team’s recommendation for endorsement. Candidates will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire, which will be made public on Education Minnesota’s website.

Attend a legislative screening

All staff, parents, administrators, students and community members are encouraged to attend legislative screening events.

Find your Senate distrct

Senate District 1
4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 2
4 p.m. Thursday, May 28
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 3
5 p.m. Wednesday, May 27
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 5
5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 6
5 p.m. Thursday, May 28
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 7
3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28
Zoom meeting
Contact Terry Keefe Peterson for Zoom information

Senate District 11
3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28
Zoom meeting
Contact Terry Keefe Peterson for Zoom information

Senate District 15
4 p.m. Thursday, May 14
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 16
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 20
6 p.m. Wednesday, May 27
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 21
10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 24
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 29
4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 32
9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 33
4 p.m. Tuesday, June 16
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 34
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 35
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 36
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 37
4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 39
5 p.m. Monday, May 18
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 40
4 p.m. Thursday, June 11
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 42
1 p.m. Thursday, June 11
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 43
5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 47
4 p.m. Thursday, June 18
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 48
3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 49
3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 50
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 51
3 p.m. Wednesday, June 10
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 52
4 p.m. Thursday, May 28
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 53
4 p.m. Thursday, June 18
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 54
4 p.m. Wednesday, June 17
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 55
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 56
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 57
12 p.m. Thursday, June 11
Zoom meeting
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Senate District 58
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3
Zoom meeting
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House District 58B
6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28
Zoom meeting
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