The Legislative Advocacy Partners Working Group

Working for Systemic Change in 2021 

The LAP Working Group has been active this year with providing Advocacy Refresher sessions.  The group recently co-hosted and participated in JRLC legislative visits.  Over 60 Constituents from MN District 64 (including over 26 members from the CSJ Community) engaged Senator Erin Murphy and Representatives Kaohly Her (64A) and Dave Pinto (64B) in a “townhall” style meeting in which we discussed the need for Bonding Dollars for Emergency Shelter and Services, giving courts more authority over Driver’s License Suspensions/Fines, support for increases to Child Care Assistance, and advocating against Cuts to Safety Net Programs.  

Watch for LAP action alerts or check out the CSJ Take Action webpage in order to participate in on-going advocacy opportunities throughout the MN Legislative Session. We thank everyone that put their faith into action and are working collectively for systemic change. 

Also check out the past 2019-2020 Annual Report of the LAP Working Group and their exciting outcomes.

“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