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MLA 2020 Annual Conference

2020 Library Legislative Day & Virtual Legislative Week
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Library advocates are encouraged to attend the event and to make appointments on this day to visit their state elected officials to advocate for libraries

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
9:00 a.m.
Where: Minnesota State Capitol - L'etoile Du Nord
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota  55155
United States
Contact: Rebecca Merrill

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In accordance with CDC guidelines and our commitment to preventing the spread of COVID19, MLA board and event organizers have taken the unfortunate precaution of cancelling this event.
If you have already registered, our staff are developing methods for managing refund requests for the paid events. Look for an email with instructions on how to access your refund.  We are continuing to move forward with the MLA 2020 Conference October 1-2 in Duluth.


Join us for Library Legislative Week  March 30th - April 3rd

Monday, March 30 at 6:30pm

Roseville Library, RV Community Meeting Room
 Receive an update on library legislative issues from the MLA/ITEM lobbyist at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 30, with Sam Walseth. This verbal report will get you motivated and prepared to speak with your representatives. This briefing will be broadcast via Facebook Live and will repeat at 9:00 am on Tuesday, March 31 for those who are not able to join the evening gathering). 
Tuesday, March 31st 
MN State Capitol Building, L'Etoile Du Nord
Join your fellow Minnesota library supporters for our annual statewide library advocacy event to meet with elected officials at the Capitol. We need supporters like you from across the state! 
We'll kick off the day with a repeat briefing from  the MLA/ITEM lobbyist at 9:00 am.  Appointments can be scheduled on your own or in coordination with your local regional library system (MLA does not coordinate appointments).
We'll also have a Library Fair complete with a meet and greet opportunity for  legislators, their staff, and advocates.  You'll have the opportunity to have your photo taken to be turned into a READ poster thanks to Minitex. 

Round out the day with an informal de-brief Happy Hour.
More details coming soon!

Can't make it to the Capitol? You can still participate the entire week of March 30th - April 3rd through Virtual Legislative Week. Reach out to your legislators by phone, email, mail, Twitter, or other means all week long. Even if you do go to the Capitol, keep in touch the rest of the week! The Minnesota Advocacy website has sample tweets, letter templates, email samples, and other suggestions how to reach out.

Monday March 30

6:30 pm            Legislative Briefing with Sam Walseth, Capitol Hill Associates

Tuesday, March 31

All day   Legislative appointments; you make your own appointments
8:30 am   Registration with light snacks
9:00 am   Legislative Briefing with Sam Walseth
10:00 am - 2:00 pm   Library Fair
4:00 pm  Happy Hour, location TBD: join Legislative Day attendees and others for food and drink (on your own). All are welcome, whether or not you were at the Capitol. We know you’ve had a long day, so take time to relax and chat!


L'Etoile du Nord Vault Room B15: 

This space is home base for Legislative Day. You may leave your coats, etc. there. There are tables and chairs for people to eat together (Rathskeller Café is right around the corner), catch up on work, write thank you notes, tweet about your experience, post on Facebook, or just relax between appointments. The Library Fair is there as well.

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