The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) hosts many events and trainings throughout the year, including a Coffee with Congress series. These gatherings are informative and honest, giving citizens direct access to representative’s perspective and priorities. It also provides a venue to ask questions and share your own ideas. At the very least, it’s a great first step into Advocacy!
Join MCN for their next coffee with Congressman Keith Ellison, representing Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, onThursday, May 28, from 3 – 4 p.m. at the Lutheran Social Service – Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis.
If interested, sign up here. And be sure to reach out to next year’s Advocacy Chair Carrie Curtis to share your experience!
What are President Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s plans for education reform and how will these policies affect you? What do you need to know about each of the candidates’ stances on education before you vote this November?
AchieveMpls’ September “Our City, Our Schools” community forum will explore the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates’ education platforms at both a national and local level through conversation with Beth Hawkins, education and policy reporter for Minnpost.
Hawkins will provide an overview of each candidate’s education platform and how potential policy changes might affect public education. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss such hot-button issues as No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, charters and school choice, teacher evaluation, funding for schools, the achievement gap, and preparing young people for college and careers.
Come prepared to ask your specific questions about the candidate’s plans for public education!
Click here to register for the event!
Wednesday, September 26 / 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
U of MN Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis
To learn more, contact Regan Smith at 612-455-1535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may be registered to vote, but are those around you?
September is the perfect time to focus on voter registration as 48 states and the District of Columbia have voter registration deadlines in October. In 2008, six million potential voters failed to cast a ballot because they missed a voter registration deadline or didn’t know how to register to vote. Ensure your community is fully engaged in 2012 by taking action this month to help your constituents register to vote:
Join Nonprofit VOTE and the National Association of Secretaries of State in making voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements for the November 6th election!