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Lobby Day Drive-In
February 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is excited to welcome our family farmer members to the state Capitol for our annual in-person Lobby Day Drive-in on Wednesday, Feb. 15 starting at 10 a.m.
RSVP at bit.ly/Lobby2023rsvp and more information will be sent to you, including meeting location.
10 a.m. - Sign-in / distribute materials
10:15-10:30 a.m. - Welcome – Gary Wertish, MFU President
10:30-10:45 a.m. - Advocacy Training – Stu Lourey, Government Relations Director
10:45-11 a.m. - Address - MDA Commissioner Thom Petersen (invited)
11 a.m. - Begin meetings with individual legislators
3:30 p.m. - End meetings with individual legislators
3:30-4 p.m. - Optional debrief
New this year, we’re excited to invite you to a Legislative Reception that evening at Farmers Kitchen + Bar, 750 South Second St., Suite 100, Minneapolis, 55401.
We’re looking forward to hosting a Lobby Day that helps members build relationships with policymakers, demonstrates our collective power, and helps policymakers better understand the needs of farmers and rural communities. Your advocacy will help legislators leverage the power of a historic budget surplus to make health care more affordable, promote competitive markets, expand local and regional processing, promote climate resilience and otherwise promote an agriculture economy that is distributed, resilient and fair.
Remember to register at bit.ly/Lobby2023rsvp and more information will be sent to you.