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Advocacy for Children Day

All In for Our Kids!

For over 20 years, hundreds of young children, parents, early childhood professionals and advocates from across the state have come together to ask legislators to prioritize Minnesota’s youngest children. We’re excited to be back in-person on Wednesday, March 22 with you and your family at the Capitol to urge policy makers to go All In for Our Kids!

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Reserve Your Spot and Join Us at the Capitol

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Location: Minnesota State Capitol Building, 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, St Paul, MN 55155

Over 35,000 children in the state of Minnesota don’t have access to affordable quality early care, education, and other supports.

This day is an opportunity to speak up, for and with children, to make sure their care and education are prioritized in policy discussions and legislation this session.

Your voice matters, and legislators want to hear from you!

Let’s create a buzz! Use #GreatStartMN and #ACD2023 to share why early childhood is important through photos, quotes or artwork!

Attendees are also encouraged to set up meetings with their legislator(s).

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Early Childcare and Education Advocacy Events

2023 Policy & Advocacy Agenda

Lead Issues

  • Increase investments to stabilize the early child care and education workforce and expand access to culturally responsive, trauma-sensitive care.
  • Advance policies that remove systemic barriers and mitigate the impacts of the “benefits cliff.”
  • Provide holistic services to prevent homelessness and build pathways to stable housing for those exiting the foster system and transitioning out of incarceration.

Become an Advocate

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Spread the Word

Find current infographics, videos, flyers, etc. and share them with your network to help spread the word about the urgent issues we’re addressing through our advocacy work.