Advocacy in Minnesota

Updated:Nov 10,2014

Our advocacy volunteers and staff work with lawmakers year-round to change public policies that affect the cardiovascular health of Minnesota residents. 

Join our Grassroots Network. Help us by contacting your legislators.
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Register now for the 2015 Legislative Breakfast!

  • Join other advocates from Minnesota to speak with legislators in a strong, unified voice about the importance of acute care issues when treating heart disease and stroke. 
  • Attend workshops and training and then put your skills to the test when you meet with your state legislators.

Breakfast is included.  No cost to attend but advance registration is required.

Wednesday, February 18th
Kelly Inn
161 St. Anthony Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103
7:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Register online now 
Or call 952-278-7928 by 2/1/15


MN Capitol Building

 Rachel Callanan
 Regional Vice President of
 Advocacy for MN and WI
 (952) 278-7915 
 Justin Bell
 Government Relaltions Director
 (952) 278- 7921 
 Anne Simaytis
 Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director
 (414) 227-1410 
Jess Nolan
Administrative Associate
(952) 278-7928

American Heart Association
Regional Office
4701 W. 77th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55435
Fax: (952) 835-5828

Webinar: “How-To” advocate for the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) November 2014
We held a “How-To”  webinar so people could learn more about advocating for the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP).  The presentation covered tips and message points from expert presenters to bring your local success stories  to the ears of policymakers.
Hear a recording of this webinar  Windows Media Audio/Video File  

View the SHIP “How-To” slide presentation PDF

Webinar: "Media Advocacy 101," June 2014
In June, we held an Media Advocacy 101 webinar so advocates could learn more about how to use their voice in the media to influence heart-health policy changes.  The presentation covers the do’s and don’ts of working with the media, how to write a letter to the editor and some social media basics. 
Hear a recording of this webinar  Windows Media Audio/Video File  

View the Media Advocacy 101 Webinar slide presentation PDF

2014 Minnesota Legislative Agenda

View our 2013-2014 Public Policy Priorities to help build healthier lives in Minnesota free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The Pulse - Minnesota State Blog
Legislative action can happen fast and things are always changing in D.C. and St. Paul. Check out our new blog to find out everything happening across the state. 

We need your help spreading the word about the You’re the Cure network. Tell your friends and family that they can help make Minnesota healthier - simply by pointing and clicking.  Join the You're the Cure network today!