Minnesota Water Action Day 2018

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Minnesota State Capitol & Christ Lutheran Church

105 University Ave W.

St. Paul, MN 55103

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Join us Wednesday, May 2nd for Water Action Day 2018! This is a day of public action and advocacy to let lawmakers know we care about our water.

This all-day event will include free breakfast and briefings in the morning, both on how to actively engage legislators and on the water issues that we face in Minnesota. Throughout the day, attendees will meet with legislators to ask them to protect our water, and the rally will be held in the Capitol Rotunda at 2:00 pm with the Governor, Winona LaDuke and more! Come for all or part of the day!

What: Water Action Day 2018

Where: Christ Lutheran Church - 105 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55103 and the Capitol

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Schedule: (Greater MN buses arrive throughout the morning)
- Complimentary breakfast: 8:00 – 10:00 am
- Citizen lobbying 101 (repeating sessions) 8:30, 9:25, 10:20 am
- Drop-in policy briefings (multiple topics): 9:00 - Noon
- Meetings with your representatives: throughout the day*
- Complimentary lunch: 11:00 – 1:00 pm
- Troubled Waters film screening with the filmaker: 12:30 -1:45
- Youth Summit Dayton Administration: 1:00pm
- #ProtectOurWater Rally in the Rotunda at 2:00 pm -with Gov. Mark Dayton, Winona LaDuke, former U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger and more!

Why: A flood of bad environmental bills are moving this session. Now is the time to #ProtectOurWater!

We need legislators to:

1. Protect our drinking water: The Groundwater Protection Rule is under attack at the Capitol; we need to remind our champions that all Minnesotans deserve clean, safe drinking water.

2. Protect science & public input:
Many bills in play this session undermine environmental science and public participation in Minnesota’s water management decisions. This includes bills removing wild rice protections, approving the Line 3 pipeline, pre-empting local sustainability laws and suspending protections for White Bear Lake.

3. Invest in water: Minnesota needs big investments in its infrastructure via bonding, the Clean Water Fund, and programs like Forever Green.

Bus transportation: Buses are being coordinated from multiple locations across Greater Minnesota, including Houston, Austin, Duluth, Detroit Lakes and more! Please consider reserving a spot on your preferred bus route when you register.

Parking: Parking information (both free and low cost) and transit information is included in your registration confirmation email.

Donations: Donations are gladly accepted to help offset the cost of this event. You may donate online by selecting the 'Donation Ticket' as you register, or day-of at the registration table.

Additional Information: Organizers will distribute additional information, including schedules, transportation options, policy highlights and more, to all participants in advance of Water Action Day.

* Legislative meetings: Our team will schedule small group constituent meetings with each legislator (House and Senate) to occur during the day. Participation in these meetings is highly encouraged for all Water Action Day attendees.

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Minnesota State Capitol & Christ Lutheran Church

105 University Ave W.

St. Paul, MN 55103

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