Day on the Hill
2024 Day on the Hill
This annual event gives MACAC members an opportunity to meet with their legislators at the Minnesota State Capitol to advocate for students and share the importance of our work.
Meetings with legislators will take place in small groups, each lasting 10-15 minutes. Our morning starts at the State Office Building where our lobbyists at Ewald Consulting will host training and a guest speaker prior to the meetings, so no legislative knowledge/experience is necessary to participate. The day wraps up around 3pm with a Happy Hour generously hosted by MACAC!
Please reach out to the Government Relations Committee Co-Chairs with any questions. We hope you consider joining us for this ever important advocacy!
2023 Day on the Hill RecapThe MACAC Government Relations Committee coordinated the first in-person Day on the Hill event since 2019 on February 15th. There were 16 attendees that met with over 30 legislators. Attendees met directly with their legislator(s) along with a Gov Rel committee member or two. During these 15 minute meetings, MACAC members highlighted the importance of school counseling services through personal stories from the past few years, which were very impactful with legislators. We advocated for a few specific pieces of legislation that supported increased investment in student support personnel, and also additional funding for the Safe Schools Levy. We thanked legislators for their support of the MN State Grant Program and supported the Governor's recommendations to increase eligibility for the grant. Overall, legislators provided positive feedback and showed support for students and counselors. We are looking forward to continuing the in-person format in 2024!
DATEMarch 7, 2024
Minnesota State Capitol
QUESTIONS?Government Relations Committee Co-Chairs
Andrew Schindler, Trinity School at River Ridge
after day on the Hill
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