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April 6, 2020

The Capitol remained largely empty in recent weeks as the extended Easter and Passover breaks continued.  Legislators did return to the Capitol in late March to pass another COVID-19 relief package.  The $320 million measure provides funding for many impacted sectors of Minnesota, including childcare, transportation needs, veterans programs, government continuity, and dozens of other […]

March 16, 2020

MNAAP advocates for the safety and wellbeing of Minnesota’s children. As part of its commitment to public health, the chapter is canceling Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol as an in-person event.  We encourage members to contact their legislators by phone, email, and Twitter on Monday, March 23 to advocate for the state’s youngest residents. More information, […]

March 4, 2020

The 2020 legislative session started with the crack of a gavel midday on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Legislators wasted no time in beginning the work of the session with committees immediately meeting to begin processing bills. With 2020 being a short legislative session, legislators and advocates alike are moving quickly to advance their priorities. Vaccine proponents […]

February 26, 2020

Public charge is an immigration policy that will prevent people from obtaining legal residency (a green card) if immigration officials deem them to be at risk of depending on public services. Specifically, people can be denied a path to citizenship if they use public resources for health coverage, housing support or food assistance. The new public charge rule took effect nationally […]

December 27, 2019

Join us at the Celebrate Immunization Rally at the Capitol! Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (from 11-11:30 a.m.) will be the state’s biggest show of support for immunizations and their power to protect every Minnesota community from vaccine-preventable diseases. Stand alongside parents and other medical providers at the Minnesota State Capitol rotunda for the Celebrate Immunization Rally! MNAAP is a […]

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