Capitol Lobby Day

Capitol Lobby Day

We are back with an in-person Capitol Lobby Day this year!

Join your fellow MAPE members for a half day at the Capitol to meet your legislators. Strong support at the legislature for fully funded agencies and a strong MAPE contract starts with you!

Telling your story is the most powerful action you can take to help us win a strong tentative contract agreement and ensure fully funded budgets.

Watch MAPE's online Lobby Day training here or by clicking the video image below.

Lobby Day training screensho
Here’s a general outline of what’s in store. 

Pre-Lobby Day Virtual Training – March 14 or 16 at 12 p.m., March 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Learn all you need to know to meet with your legislator! We will practice the conversation, connect you with your fellow constituents, and provide logistics.

Capitol Lobby Day - Thursday, March 23, 2023 (Tentative schedule)

*Note the updated morning location due to high demand for this event* 

11 a.m. Meet at Shoreview Community Center (4580 Victoria St. N, Shoreview, MN 55126) for lunch and pre-meets with your Senate District group. 

12:30 – 5 p.m. Jump on a bus or carpool to the rally in the Capitol rotunda then meet with your legislators! If your legislator is unavailable there will be other ways to show support for strong contract and legislative budgets! 

1:30 p.m. Rally in the Capitol Rotunda

5 p.m. Take bus or carpool back to Shoreview Community Center

*More detailed information will be provided closer to the event to registered participants.


Transportation and Lost Time

In the Portal registration, we’re gauging interest in two bussing options for members to attend Lobby Day most conveniently. If you are from Greater Minnesota and would be interested in being bussed from a central location near you to Shoreview for Lobby Day, please indicate so.

We’re also considering a bus from the Shoreview Community Center to the Capitol for all participants. If this is of interest to you, please notate that as well. These are two different busing/carpooling options.

Lost time, lunch at the Shoreview Community Center and transportation arrangements will be paid for by MAPE (not your local).

First 200 registrants will receive a MAPE scarf, so sign up today!

Lobby Day Swag