Every legislative session is a time for nonprofits to show up, build relationships, and use our voices as a powerful catalyst for change.
Session Lineup is a not-to-be-missed event where nonprofits hear directly from the Governor’s office and legislators as they share their priorities for the upcoming session, identify issues they think will dominate the debate, and hear from you about issues of interest to the nonprofit sector. There will be time for participants to ask their own questions of the legislators.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Governor Tim Walz
- Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
- House Republican Lead on Housing Finance and Policy Tama Theis, St. Cloud & Waite Park (R)
- House Capital Investment Chair Fue Lee, North Minneapolis (D)
- Senate Assistant Minority Leader Mary Kunesh, New Brighton (D)
- Senate Taxes Chair Carla Nelson, parts of Olmstead County & Rochester (R)
Session Lineup will also feature the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Minnesota Budget Project public policy teams sharing why right now is an imperative for nonprofits to work together, to share the stories and experiences of people and communities across the state, and to educate decision-makers on why they must continue to fund the indispensable work we all do in our communities. In 2022, Minnesota policymakers must continue to respond to the worst pandemic of our lifetime, agree on spending federal American Rescue Plan funds and the projected budget surplus, and pass legislation that will close racial disparities in our state. We’ll talk about how nonprofits can be united together to ensure the right investments in our communities and make the case for funding crucial public investments.
Join us as we share in the opportunity to connect with lawmakers at the beginning of the legislative session.