The Legislative Advocacy Partners Working Group

Annual LAP Report

Below is the 2019-20 Legislative Advocacy Partners Working Group Annual Report. Some key highlights include:

  • Over 1600 notes and postcards were sent to legislators through 7 different grassroots campaigns,
  • there were 9 different advocacy sessions,
  • and participation in monthly prayer vigils with ICOM for undocumented immigrants in detention.

Read all the exciting outcomes – Annual LAP Report

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(s) for justice.

  • Support voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts for the Fall 2020 Election.
  • Provide education, training, tools, and opportunities to the Justice Commission’s Working and Task Groups, our partners, i.e., St. Catherine’s University, LAPartners, Carondelet Village and others to engage in legislative advocacy on federal and state levels
  • Increase the engagement (rate) of LAP Alerts
  • Compile and distribute action alerts
  • Improve upon the existing system of tracking engagement actions using SurveyMonkey.

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