Advocacy

Care Providers of Minnesota works on your behalf, advocating for Minnesota's long-term care providers, caregivers, and the residents & tenants they serve—but we can't do it alone. YOU can help by getting involved through grassroots and staying updated on events, using the information and resources provided below.

2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION 

The 2020 regular session adjourned sine die at midnight on Monday, May 18.
The Minnesota Legislature has held six special sessions in 2020:
1st Special Session: June 12–19
2nd Special Session: July 13–21
3rd Special Session: August 12
4th Special Session:  September 11
5th Special Session: October 12–15
6th Special Session: November 12



The 2020 Legislative Update Book available online

 

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2020 Legislative Calendar

February 11—The 2020 session is scheduled to begin
March 13—First committee deadline: Committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin
March 18—Care Providers of Minnesota's annual Day at the Capitol
March 20—Second committee deadline: Committees must act favorably on bills, or companions of bills, that met the first deadline in the other body
April 3—Third committee deadline: Committees must act favorably on major appropriation & finance bills
April 4–13—Easter/Passover break
May 18—The last day of the 2020 session




CARE-PAC

Can we count on you to become part of the larger community and play a role in the future of older adult services? CARE-PAC is the political action committee (PAC) for Care Providers of Minnesota, organized to raise money and make political contributions to candidates and incumbents who support older adult services initiatives at the State Capitol. 



Face Aging MN

Face Aging MN is a statewide campaign to raise awareness about the issues that accompany the reality of a rapidly aging society. Our goal is to create a conversation about aging that engages families, community leaders, caregivers and legislators, a conversation that ultimately leads to a smarter and better care model for older Minnesotans.
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The Long-Term Care Imperative
To be more effective at the Capitol with our legislative issues, Minnesota’s two long-term care provider associations—Care Providers of Minnesota & LeadingAge Minnesota—collaborated in 1999 to form the Long-Term Care Imperative. The goal of this legislative collaboration is to advance change in older adult services. The Imperative continues its work to educate the public, media, and Minnesota’s lawmakers on the importance of transformation and change, making sure Minnesotans receive the right care, at the right place, at the right time.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, comments, or need help with any advocacy issue, contact us!

Toby Pearson
Toby Pearson
Vice President of Advocacy
952-851-2480
Nicole Mattson
Nicole Mattson
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
952-851-2482
Kaila May
Kaila May
Editor & Webmaster
952-851-2495
Todd Bergstrom
Todd Bergstrom
Director of Research & Data Analysis
952-851-2486