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Advocacy Workshop — Early Childhood Education

The training will cover the advocacy essentials:

  • How a Bill Becomes a Law and the legislative process
  • Build a relationship with your legislator
  • Use social media as an advocacy tool. 

Video streaming is available

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Funding, testing and tenure are 2015 House Republican education priorities

Joe Nathan, HometownSource.com, November 6, 2014 Contacted on Election Day, two key Minnesota House Republicans offered several priorities in education. Democrats are still the majority in the Minnesota Senate, and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected, but Republicans replaced DFLers as the majority in the Minnesota House. The legislative process ultimately requires compromises between House, […]

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Local government lobbying topped $8 million last year

Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune, June 25, 2012 – Minnesota communities spent more than $8.3 million on lobbying last year, according to a new report from the state auditor’s office. The 2011 Local Government Lobbying Services Report found a slight uptick in lobbying last year – both in the number of communities that were actively lobbying the […]

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Education bills: Crunch time at the Capitol

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, March 21, 2012 – Friday is the second of three deadlines for state lawmakers to figure out which bills will pass out of the committees into which they were born and onto the floors of the House and Senate. It’s crunch time in St. Paul. Friday is the second of three deadlines […]

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Minnesota: Lobbyists spend $59 million to influence state

Megan Boldt, Pioneer Press, March 20, 2012 – Businesses, unions and trade groups spent more than $59 million to influence the Minnesota Legislature and state regulatory bodies last year, according to a report released Monday, March 19 and updating Tuesday. Businesses topped the list, spending millions of dollars on lobbying in 2011. Xcel Energy spent […]

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