Day on the Hill
2022 Day on the Hill
With the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, the Government Relations Committee has decided to pivot from an in-person Day on the Hill event to a virtual two-day event. While we are disappointed we will go another year without in-person meetings at the capitol, we are hoping that as a virtual event we will continue to have increased participation from MACAC members due to the scheduling flexibility. The meetings typically run 10-15 minutes with a small group of MACAC members participating, and training will be provided the week leading up to the event by the government relations team at Ewald Consulting! We hope you will join us as we continue to share the importance of MACAC's work with legislators, and advocate for programs and funding that support students and counselors across the state of MN.
The Government Relations Team at Ewald Consulting will be holding a training session for DOTH participants on Friday, March 11th at noon via Zoom. This is an opportunity to learn more about the bills we will be advocating for, as well as best practices for meeting with legislators. Details and meeting link will be sent to registered attendees!
2021 Virtual DOTH Recap
On February 23-24th, The MACAC Government Relations Committee hosted their annual 'Day on the Hill' advocacy event for the first time as a two-day virtual event. The event was a huge success, as we were able to meet with over 50 state senators and representatives over the course of two days to talk about MACAC's legislative priorities (see pdf below) for the year. We had 20 MACAC members volunteer for the event, and we want to thank each of them for their participation! Volunteers shared personal stories from the year highlighting the importance of school counselors and programs like the MN State Grant, which were very impactful with legislators. We look forward to continuing our advocacy work going into the 2022 session!
DATEMarch 15-16th 2022
QUESTIONS?Government Relations Committee Co-Chairs
Andrew Schindler, Trinity School at River Ridge
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Are you wanting to connect with your legislators after MACAC’s annual Day on the Hill event or between legislative sessions? Click the link below to learn how to effectively contact your legislators to continue promoting MACAC legislative priorities.
Below are links to legislative updates from Ewald Consulting (MACAC’s consultant/lobbyist). Important updates during legislative sessions will be posted for MACAC members to review for advocacy purposes.
The following document tracks the status of bills proposed by the Minnesota House or Senate during the current legislative session. These bills may impact MACAC’s current legislative priorities.Bill Tracker
Note: The above resources were created by Ewald Consulting, the lobbyist/consultant that MACAC contracts with to provide guidance before, during, and after legislative sessions. Ewald provides updates on legislative changes and tracks current education related bills.