The role of the Council is to advise the state legislature and Governor on issues confronting People of African Heritage. The Council advocates and advises on the issue above as well as connect African Heritage Minnesotans to the legislative process, opportunities to get involved and information needed to navigate the legislative process and make a direct impact during the legislative session.
Legislative Training: Staff will hold training on the legislative process and legislative visits once a month. For dates for legislative training sessions please contact our Legislative and Policy Director, Jasmine Carey at 651-757-1753 or Jasmine.Carey@state.mn.us.
Contact your Legislator: Schedule a legislative visit, send an email or call your legislator and encourage them to support an issue or a specific bill. You can view The Council for African Heritage’s 2020 Legislative Priorities here
Attend a Public Hearing – Committee hearings take place Monday – Thursday and our open to the public. The presence of community at committee hearings can have a profound impact on the issue and illustrates the importance of an issue to the African Heritage community.
Public & Written Testimony- If you have been impacted by any of the above issues and would like to share your experience at a public hearing, you may sign up to offer public testimony or send in your written testimony if you are not to attend.