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Resource, Advocacy & Legislative Leadership Initiative (RALLI) Committee

Purpose of committee

RALLI (Resource, Advocacy, & Legislative Leadership Initiative) is MCEA’s legislative and advocacy committee. Members attend monthly meetings, provide data for resource development, identify training or communication opportunities, share program expertise and geographic perspective, become knowledgeable about all community education program areas, become knowledgeable about the legislative process and how funding occurs in all program areas. The goals of this committee is to develop financial resources that support the MCEA mission and strengthen Community Education programs statewide through advocacy, collaboration, data collection and the legislative process. Educate and engage the MCEA membership in the legislative process. Create awareness of legislative outcomes.

Why is it important for MCEA to be involved in the legislative process?

The legislative process convenes a body of elected officials to debate the merits of the programs and services funded by the government. The elected officials, State Senators and Representatives, are people like you and I. Realizing that it is impossible for any one person to know the details of the breadth of programs and services funded by the government, legislators rely on us to inform and educate them on the impact of possible legislation. MCEA strives to support the field of community education through legislative advocacy to ensure effective legislation and sustainable sources of funding that result in the delivery of affordable programs and service.

Are you interested in learning more about the legislative process?

Visit our Legislative Information page for more on current activities and details on how to get involved at the state level. If you are struggling with a problem that prevents you from providing affordable programming and services, RALLI might be able to help.

Keep up to date on what’s happening in our legislature and review information that can help you advocate for community education programs and service.

For up to date information on current statutes related to community education and statewide budget information, visit the links provided below. Another helpful resource available is the Community Education Finance Manual. The information and data included in the manual was prepared from the perspective of: “What does a Community Educator need to know about the funding and budgeting of Community Education?” To order a copy, contact Jean Johnson at jjohnson@isd2144.org

2023-2024 RALLI Committee Meeting Dates:

October 5
9:30-11:00 a.m.
(In Person @ Fridley Community Center)

November 2
9:30-11:00 a.m. (Virtual)

December 7
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Meeting at the Capitol

January 4
9:30-11:00 a.m. (Virtual)

January 31
9:30-11:00 a.m. (Virtual)

February 1
9:30-11:00 a.m. (Virtual)

March 5
Lobby Day at the Capitol

April 4
9:30-11:00 a.m. (Virtual)

May 2
9:30-11:00 a.m. (Virtual)

June 6
9:30-11:00 a.m.
(In Person @ Fridley Community Center)

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