MAVA PUBLIC AFFAIRS INFORMATION
Here are some websites which may provide helpful information. We will be updating this information as more sites are located.
But first: why should nonprofits get involved in the Census?
Every constituent of your organization that is not counted in the Census diminishes local funding and dilutes representation in state and federal government. The compounded effect of this is a structural shortchanging of community funding and representation that can undermine your organization’s mission and the people you serve. It places increased pressure on communities that, in many cases, are already unable to meet the demand for programs and services.
MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS (MCN)
MCN provides a lot of information regarding public policy issues on their website. They discuss rules regarding lobbying and advocacy. You can even sign up to receive their legislative updates for free.
LOCATE YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS
You can contact those who represent where your organization is located and where you reside. Please note that MAVA does not endorse or fund campaigns, we are neutral.
INTERESTED IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS?
We are actively seeking individuals to join the Public Affairs Committee or the Public Affairs Task Force. The committee will be more actively involved in developing and creating policy whereas the task force will contact their local elected officials about pending legislation. Please send us an email if you are interested in joining either group.
If you have more sites that we should add, please let us know. Thanks!