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Current 2022 Advocacy Opportunities with the CSJs: 

The Minnesota State Legislative is approaching the end of their 2022 Session. There is still plenty of opportunities to advocate for issues that you care about. The CSJ community continues to advocate on a variety of timely opportunities including:  

1. Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness:

Funding to continue to house people experiencing homelessness, both for singles and families, is critical.  Without timely state funding, people could be forced back out onto the streets.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province, enthusiastically leased their Provincial House to Interfaith Action’s Project Home to shelter families as they transition to more permanent housing. In March – December, 2021, Project Home served 98 families – 118 adults and 196 children found comfort along with services for housing and employment. This has doubled capacity and had a significant effect on reducing the waitlist for shelter. 

  • Bi-partisan legislation to allocate state dollars would allow temporary homeless shelters like Project Home to remain open. Reach out to your MN State Senator and Representative asking for their support for state funding for “programs serving people experiencing homelessness.”

2. Opposing the expansion of gambling in MN:

Contact your MN State Representative asking them to oppose expanding gambling in Minnesota as proposed in HF 778. It is especially concerning that this bill proposes expanding access to gambling 24/7 – anytime, anyplace. Problem gambling impacts more than just the person gambling.  Also, contact your Minnesota State Senator asking them to oppose expansion of gambling in Minnesota.