As we said above, the goal is for your students to meet and discuss their needs with their legislator. Since you serve students from various locations, you will want to make finding out which
representatives to contact into a lesson for your students. You can simply have the students do a
web search "How to locate your Minnesota Legislators". The web address is: www.leg.state.mn.us.
At this site, your students will find all sorts of information about their Legislative and Congressional Members. There is a link "About the Legislature" with a lead to "Who Represents Me?" Students can type in their home address and it sends them directly to the names of the people they'll want to contact to set up appointments for the date the Legislative Day is scheduled. From this site, you can also get the representatives' phone number, email or direct mailing addresses.
If you prefer to call, the General Information phone number for the Capitol is: 651-296-8336. The House phone is: 651-296-2146. The Senate members can be reached by calling 651-296-0504.
What MAAP STARS Legislative Day Means to Me
Here is a testimonial from three students about what MAAP STARS Legislative Day meant to them.