As the leaves fall, many of us are bracing for the next legislative session and continuing our advocacy for critical state services. But we also know that the cycle of advocacy is a complete circle—including raising awareness of the consequences of past budget cuts in order to strengthen our case for a balanced approach to meet our state’s future needs in the next budget.
If you are seeing first-hand how families and communities throughout Minnesota are suffering because of severe cuts in the state budget, your stories can help us ensure that the public and policymakers see the human impact of over $2 billion in budget cuts.
Together we can complete the cycle of advocacy and shape public opinion to prevent such severe cuts in the future. If you know about someone who was harmed by a budget cut, or if you or your organization has a story to share, please complete our online Tell Your Story form. We’ll be in touch after we receive your information to discuss ways to publicize it.
For more information, contact me at 651-757-3063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Leah Gardner