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June Public Policy Meeting

In June we will have a Joint Public Policy Meeting with the Minneapolis Senior Workers Association (MASWA). The speaker will be Toby Pearson, VP of Advocacy, Care Providers of Minnesota. Toby will give an overview as to what has been happening at the Capitol during this year’s 2016 Legislative Session that impacts seniors and senior…

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June Public Policy Meeting

Our guest speaker will be Mary Jo George, a lobbyist for the AARP.  Mary Jo will talk about  the issues affecting seniors that came up in this year’s legislative session, and will present a brief presentation on legislative advocacy (lobbying) with some ideas and advice on how we, as individuals, can affect legislative change. Click…

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Public Policy – State Information

LINKS The websites listed below will connect you to action alerts, legislative priorities and position papers on issues related to specific aging service areas, as well as general advocacy information. STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS Minnesota Governor’s Office Minnesota House of Representatives Member Directory Minnesota Senate Member Directory Minnesota Attorney General’s Office Track Minnesota Legislative Progress Minnesota…

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Joint Policy – Issue for Action

In its February 28th meeting, the Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association and St. Paul Senior Workers Association joint public policy committee identified several pieces of legislation that may be of interest to MASWA members. Of interest is a bill (Senate File 1586 / House File 1945) that would create a felony-level criminal penalty for intentional…

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