The Legislative Advocacy Partners Working Group

Working for Systemic Change through Advocacy Action

The LAP Working Group has been active this Legislative Session partnering with advocacy organizations and supporting timely social issues including state funding for emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness, driver’s licenses for ALL Minnesotans, increased funding for the Child Care Assistance Program, the Second Change Coalition’s Restore the Vote, establishing a Task Force for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and the restoration of the MPCA citizens’ board for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on environmental issues.  We thank everyone that put their faith into action this past Legislative Session in working collectively for systemic change.

“Lawrence D. Gibson” Interfaith Social Justice Award

Congratulations to CSJ Consociate and LAP member, Joan Wittman, for receiving the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) 2019 “Lawrence D. Gibson” Interfaith Social Justice Award.



Mission and Goals

The Legislative Advocacy Partners Working Group promotes action for justice by providing opportunities, training, and support for members, who then take specific action to influence current legislative issues in Minnesota and at the federal level. Goals:

  • Support annual Breaking the Impasse event with Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
  • Compile and distribute advocacy alerts
  • Offer trainings and opportunities to engage in legislative advocacy

For more information contact Marty Roers at 651-690-7054 or

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