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What Is Child Advocates Day at the Capitol?

Thanks for your interest! Child Advocates Day at the Capitol is a fun and important day for us to visit the Minnesota Capitol to speak up for vulnerable Minnesota children.

To prepare for our Child Advocates Day at the Capitol, we teach our Volunteer Child Advocates about the issues which are most important right now that will help abused and neglected Minnesota children.

Then, on March 5th, our Volunteer Child Advocates meet at the Minnesota Capitol and meet with their appointed State Senator or Representative to share their story and this important information.

Our elected officials love to hear from their constituents and are excited to meet you and hear what you have to share with them! You are the voice for abused and neglected Minnesota children at the Capitol.

Appointments with your legislators during Day at the Capitol are scheduled during our morning or afternoon “sessions.”

Attending the “morning session” means that your appointment(s) to meet with your state legislator(s) will happen between approximately 8am and 12 noon. You’ll need to be available during that time frame on March 5th and we will let you know when your legislator appointment(s) are once we get them scheduled.

Attending the “afternoon session” means that your appointment(s) to meet with your state legislator(s) will happen between approximately 12 noon and 4pm. You’ll need to be available during that time frame on March 5th and we will let you know when your appointments are once we get them scheduled.

Schedule For The Day:

Morning Session - Room # TBD

  • 8:15 - 9:00 am refresher on talking points and update on legislative developments

  • 9:00 - 12 noon Legislator Meetings by Appointment

Afternoon Session - Room # TBD

  • 12:00 - 12:45 pm refresher on talking points and update on legislative developments

  • 1:00 - 4:00 pm Legislator Meetings by Appointment

  • 4:00pm - Debrief


Please Submit The Form Below To Sign up for our child advocates Day at the Capitol On March 5th

On behalf of Minnesota’s most vulnerable children, thank you!

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Do you prefer to be scheduled during the "morning session," "afternoon session," or do you have no preference?

Next: Attend Or Tune-in

to an Upcoming

Child Advocates Training

 

Please join us or tune-in for a training for the Safe Passage March 5 Child Advocates Day at the Capitol.

You can choose to attend the training either at 3:30 PM Tuesday, February 26, or 6:30 PM Thursday, February 28.  

Both options will be available in-person or live by webinar. If you cannot attend or tune-in to either option, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@safepassagemn.org


To attend in-person, come to the second floor suite of 690 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul 55116.

To tune-in via webinar (phone or online), here is the call in information. There will be a visual presentation, so please attend using your computer or smart device so you can see the slides.


Safe Passage Training #1 for

2019 Child Advocates Day at the Capitol

Tuesday, 2/26/19 @ 3:30 p.m.

Join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/728193301

You can also dial in using your phone:

(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

- One-touch: tel:+18722403212,,728193301#

Access Code: 728-193-301

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check


Safe Passage Training #2 for

2019 Child Advocates Day at the Capitol

Thursday, 2/28/19 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/345744077

You can also dial in using your phone:

(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

- One-touch: tel:+15713173122,,345744077#

Access Code: 345-744-077

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check


 

Here are some reactions from Volunteer Child Advocates who attended last year’s event:

--- “I'd rate it a 10. It was really nothing like I'd experienced before and a fun filled day.” - Child Advocate J.E.

--- "The day went well, organization was good, handout was clear and my representatives were pleasant to meet with and seemed interested. A job well done!” - Child Advocate G.G.

--- "I rate my experience on the hill with a 10!  Rich's presence was very helpful to me to better understand what Safe Passages had been 'formally' doing, since I am not a politician. This work at the Capitol has taken me to a new level of understanding and a very willing worker in this effort." - Child Advocate M.N.

It is an exciting day and we hope you can join us!