We encourage you to please call or email legislators today!
The Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and for the Blind need additional funding this year. The money is needed to increase staff, to improve student safety and to maintain the buildings and campus.
The Governor included an additional $2.7 million over two years for the State Academies.
The Senate included an additional $800,000 over two years.
The House did not give the State Academies any increase to their budget.
Please call or email the members of the Education Conference Committee today. If you live in the legislator’s district, be sure to mention that.
Hello. My name is _____. [If you live in the legislator’s district say that now.]
I am calling about the Education Bill, HF 890. Please fully fund the Minnesota State Academies like the Governor suggested. $2.7 million over two years will make a big difference for deaf and blind students.
[Please add 1-3 more sentences about why funding MSA will make a big difference.]
[Your name and address.]
Here is the list of legislators with their phone numbers:
Education Conference Committee Members
Rep. Jenifer Loon (48B – Eden Prairie); 651-296-7449, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Sondra Erickson (15A – Princeton); 651-296-6746, email@example.com
Rep. Peggy Bennett (27A – Albert Lea); 651-296-8216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Ron Kresha (9B – Little Falls); 651-296-4247, email@example.com
Rep. Mary Murphy, M. (3B – Hermantown); 651-296-2676, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Carla Nelson (26 – Rochester); 651-296-4848, email@example.com
Sen. Eric Pratt (55 – Prior Lake); 651-296-4123, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Justin Eichorn (5 – Grand Rapids); 651-296-7079, Contact form for Senator Eichorn
Sen. Bill Weber (22 – Luverne); 651-296-5650, email@example.com
Sen. Chuck Wiger (43 – Maplewood) 651-296-6820, Contact form for Senator Wiger