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Action Alert for Funding for the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

Please call or email legislators today!

5/1/2017 1:54:10 PM

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We encourage you to please call or email legislators today!

The Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and for the Blind need additional funding this year. The money is needed to increase staff, to improve student safety and to maintain the buildings and campus.

  • The Governor included an additional $2.7 million over two years for the State Academies.
  • The Senate included an additional $800,000 over two years.
  • The House did not give the State Academies any increase to their budget.

Please call or email the members of the Education Conference Committee today. If you live in the legislator’s district, be sure to mention that.

Sample letter 

Hello. My name is _____. [If you live in the legislator’s district say that now.] 

I am calling about the Education Bill, HF 890. Please fully fund the Minnesota State Academies like the Governor suggested. $2.7 million over two years will make a big difference for deaf and blind students. 

[Please add 1-3 more sentences about why funding MSA will make a big difference.]

Thank you,

[Your name and address.]

Here is the list of legislators with their phone numbers:

Education Conference Committee Members


  • Rep. Jenifer Loon (48B – Eden Prairie)
  • Rep. Sondra Erickson (15A – Princeton)
  • Rep. Peggy Bennett (27A – Albert Lea)
  • Rep. Ron Kresha (9B – Little Falls)
  • Rep. Mary Murphy, M. (3B – Hermantown)


  • Sen. Carla Nelson (26 – Rochester)
  • Sen. Eric Pratt (55 – Prior Lake)
  • Sen. Justin Eichorn (5 – Grand Rapids)
  • Sen. Bill Weber (22 – Luverne)
  • Sen. Chuck Wiger (43 – Maplewood)



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