Policy Alerts

One of our goals as a Minnesota’s afterschool network is to inform and mobilize our network members about legislative issues at the local, state, and federal level that might affect their afterschool practice. We'll keep this page updated with legislative updates and calls to action, so we our network stays connected and ready to respond to the issues we care about with a unified voice.

Policy Alerts

Take Action for Afterschool Funding!

It’s time to take action to secure afterschool funding in Minnesota! The 10 legislators of the Conference Committee have been announced, and they need to hear about the value of afterschool from all Minnesotans as they decide what to fund in the final budget bill. This legislative session has been a rollercoaster ride – thanks […]

Urge Sen. Franken to Support Federal Afterschool Funding

Call Senator Franken to urge his support for federal funding of afterschool programs While we’re fighting to restore funding for afterschool in Minnesota, proposals at the federal level are threatening to eliminate the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, recently […]

Thank Governor Dayton for Supporting Afterschool

Thank Governor Dayton for Supporting Afterschool Programs Governor Dayton kicked off his second term and 2015 the right way: by laying out a bold vision for investing in education, including investments in afterschool (his full address is embedded on this page, read the top of page 4 for his remarks on afterschool). This is a […]