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 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:

  • Offer legislative advocacy tools to the working and task groups to facilitate civic engagement
  • Compile and distribute advocacy alerts
  • Provide training and opportunities to our partners to engage in legislative advocacy
  • Support voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts
  • Partner with St. Catherine University to bring opportunities for education and advocacy on federal and state levels

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