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Join us at the Capitol Thursday, April 30th!

There are just three weeks of the legislative session left, so now is an important time to advocate!

Your voice is needed to support essential, sustainable funding for Home and Community-Based Services in Minnesota. There are just three weeks of the legislative session left, so now is an important time to advocate!

5% Bill Status

  • The House has proposed a one-time 5% rate increase for Home and Community Based Services.  This means after one year, the rate would go back to the current rate.
  • The Senate has proposed no rate increase.  The Governor’s office also put forward no rate increase in his proposed budget.
  • Together we need to show legislators the strong support of The 5% Campaign

Details for Thursday

Come to the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday, April 30th to show your support, meet with your legislators, and tell your story. Senate and House chambers are located on the second floor of the Capitol.

As schedules for both the House and Senate are subject to change, 5% volunteers will be available outside the State Office Building to help you find out where to go, what is happening, and provide you with a postcard to give to your legislators/Gov. Dayton. Please check-in with a 5% volunteer when you arrive.

Agenda:

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Check-in with volunteers in front of the State Office Building
  • 10:00 AM (Tentative): The Senate meets in session. Advocates should gather outside of the Senate chambers with signs as Senators enter
  • 10:00 AM (Tentative): The House meets in session. Advocates should gather outside of the House chambers or outside on the sidewalk/steps of the Capitol as representatives walk from the State Office Building to the Capitol
  • 11:30 AM: Join The 5% Campaign at its press conference in room 181 of the State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard., St. Paul, MN 55155

Throughout the day:

  • Meet with your legislators and give them a postcard while you are that Capitol. Volunteers will be in the Capitol to show advocates how to pull their legislators off the House or Senate floor if you do not have a meeting set up
  • Deliver a postcard to Gov. Dayton's office:  Office of the Governor & Lt Governor, 116 Veterans Service Building, 20 W 12th Street , St. Paul, MN 55155 

Thank you for your ongoing support!