March 8, 2012
Today is Homeless Day on the Hill!
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Greetings! 

Today 400 people from all corners of the state and all walks of life are gathering at the State Capitol to talk about homelessness!

 

We will be meeting with individual legislators, packing a hearing room to show our opposition to Voter ID (10:15a, SOB 5) and supporting testifiers in our ask for $40 million in bonding for affordable housing (12:30, SOB 10).

 

Can't join us?   Here's how you can be a part of Homeless Day on the Hill:  Call or email your legislator and tell them you are with us in spirit - ask them to support housing in the bonding bill and to oppose "welfare reforms" that will lead to increased family homelessness! 

 

(Find who represents you and their contact information here.) 

 

Let us know you contacted your legislator!  It is helpful to our policy team to know which parts of the state legislators are hearing from.

Legislative Priorities
At Homeless Day on the Hill we'll be lobbying for $40 million housing bonding bill to preserve, restore, and create affordable housing and supportive housing.

We'll be lobbying against "Welfare Reform 2.0." While there are several  bad "reform" bills, our top priority is preventing cuts to families who turn to public assistance
(H.F. 2080).

The Coalition's complete 2012 Legislative Agenda is available here.

We look forward to seeing many of you at Lobby Day.  If you can't join us, please let us know that you contacted your legislators.  Your voice is critical as the first committee deadlines loom in the legislature. 

 

Thank you for all that you do.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dan Kitzberger, Policy Director 

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
dan@mnhomelesscoalition.org  

651-645-7332 (office) 507-382-9205 (cell)

 

P.S.  Thanks to everyone who weighed in for us in a contest for a free website overhaul.  We won!  We'll be working with the Nerdery and their volunteer teams to give our website a facelift.  Thank you! 




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