Details on Lobby Days

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Our early learning virtual issue lobby day during the 2021 legislative session.

The most effective advocates for public schools in Minnesota are the front-line educators who guide our students toward successful lives every day, which is why Education Minnesota has made it easier than ever for members to participate in lobby days.

Due to the pandemic, all lobby days for the 2022 Legislature will be held virtually via Zoom. 

These virtual lobby days will be scheduled and coordinated by local leadership and EdMN staff as they have been in the past.

Issue Lobby Days
Throughout the 2022 legislative session, we will be hosting several issue-based lobby days, in addition to local lobby days, which are open to all active members.

At these events, Education Minnesota staff present research on an important education issue, and educators like you from across the state share your experiences and needs with legislators in attendance.

All Issue Lobby Days will take place after school hours.

Schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 15
5-6 p.m.
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Thursday, March 3
5:15-6:45 p.m.
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Tuesday, March 15
5-6:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, March 29
5-6:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, April 5
5-6:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, April 19
5-6:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, April 27
4-4:45 p.m.
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Local lobby days & other info
When your local or intermediate organization has details of their lobby days finalized, please send the following information to Ashley Behrens before your scheduled date:

  • Date of visit (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are best)
  • List of locals attending
  • List of members and email contact information
  • Names of legislators who will be visited and time of visit

Education Minnesota staff will provide a 30-minute briefing for members on your lobby day. The briefing will include:

  • A brief review of issues to be lobbied, our position on those issues and information about the legislators members will visit.
  • Editing help, as needed, for the stories to be shared during the lobby visit.
  • Information we need from legislator visits before members log off for the day.