Save the date, Asian Pacific Day at the Capitol will take place on March 19, 2012.
This year the steering committee would like to focus on education policy and issues. The committee is hoping to get a consensus from the community about what educational topic is most important to everyone. The group is hoping Asian Americans from across the state will send ideas and feedback.
To RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/240829679322023/
About Asian Pacific Day at the Capitol 2012
- Morning – Advocacy Training
- Noon – Welcome address
- Afternoon – Legislative visits
In 2012, we’ll be focusing on education issues.
Did you know that more than half of low-income and English learning Asian students in Minnesota are not meeting the standards set by Minnesota educators?
In Minnesota, more than half of Asian students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, a proxy measure for low-income status. Almost half of Asian students receive English Learner services, an indicator of limited English proficiency.
We recognize that low-income and limited English status presents barriers for students and that state policies need to respond to support the success of every student in Minnesota.
To learn more about education of Asian Pacific students, visit our blog at https://capmn.wordpress.com/tag/education/
Other events at the Minnesota Capitol by other groups:
Tuesday, January 31: Get your Capitol feet wet early in the session! The Arc Minnesota will be hosting a MN-CCD Tuesday at the Capitol. This is a low-key opportunity for you to learn about the issues affecting persons with disabilities this session and receive coaching to meet with your legislators. More information coming soon.
Wednesday, April 4 – Day at the Capitol: This is the big one, folks! Join us for the day to show legislators the power of the disability community. The day will include a rally in the Capitol Rotunda and visits with your legislators. Stay tuned for more information as the session gets underway
Legislative Kick-Off January 21, 9 am – 11 am
TIES Building, 1667 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul
RSVP appreciated – firstname.lastname@example.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI – MN
The Mental Health Legislative Network will be holding an ITV Information Session on January 18 beginning at 6 pm. This event will provide information about the upcoming 2012 legislative session. There are five sites confirmed.
- Coon Rapids: Family Life Mental Health Center – 1930 Coon Rapids Boulevard
- Crookston: Northwestern Mental Health Center – 603 Bruce Street
- FergusFalls: Lakeland Mental Health Center – 21081 County Highway 1
- Moorhead: Lakeland Mental Health Center – 1010 32nd Avenue South
- St. Paul: MACMHP – 1821 University Avenue West, Suite 307-South
The annual Day on the Hill will be held on February 14, 2012. Buses have been reserved and will begin in Winona, Kerkhoven (Willmar), Baxter (Brainerd) and either Duluth or Cloquet. Please make plans now to attend!