Minnesota State Capitol St Paul MinnesotaThe Minnesota legislative session starts today, Tuesday, February 25, and we have a lot of work to do to protect the practice of nursing, promote patient safety and advance the health of our community.

Minimum Wage Rally: Tuesday, February 25, 4:00 pm at the Capitol in St. Paul We will kick the session off with hundreds of allies at a rally in support of raising the Minimum Wage. Raising the wage to at least $9.50 and indexing it to inflation will raise thousands of families out of poverty and stimulate our economy. No one who works full time should live in poverty and have to choose between food for their family or gas for their car.  More information is available here. If you are unable to be at the Capitol on Tuesday, please use MNA Grassroots Action Center to send an email to your legislators to ask them to raise the minimum wage. RaiseWage_profilepic1


Nurses Day on the Hill: Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11 in St. Paul

MNA’s biggest political event of the year is coming up soon too. Nurses Day on the Hill is our chance to meet our legislators, advocate for policies that affect our profession and our patients, and learn more about the issues that affect nurses at the Capitol. Monday night includes a dinner and education session, and Tuesday we will visit our legislators (MNA will make appointments for you). More information is here. Please RSVP soon!


Session Preview

This session, we will be working on a number of important issues, and we will keep you in the loop each Friday with a brief email update about the week at the Capitol. Please watch your email on Fridays – there will be times when we will alert you to action opportunities, bill progress and chances for you to reach out to your legislators. Geri Katz Political Organizer Minnesota Nurses Association 651-414-2855

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