About MSSA's Public Policy Agenda Process

Thank you to everyone who submitted a legislative issue idea! Our Public Policy and Advocacy committee is currently working with the Board of Directors to determine our priorities for our 2021 legislative agenda.

After our agenda is developed this summer, we will share it with you and hope that you will attend our Public Policy Summit in November. This event will provide you with the information, strategies, and tactics you need to know to help move our legislative agenda forward. Thank you for submitting an idea! Please email msancartier@mnssa.org with any questions or concerns.

Click here to read our past legislative agenda and priorities for the 2020 legislative session.

MSSA's Public Policy Vision

The following statements reflect the core beliefs of our members and the work of our public policy and advocacy program.

  • Access to Basic Needs: All Minnesotans should be entitled to basic needs such as adequate food, shelter, work, health care, and education.
  • Racial Justice and Elimination of Disparities: Minnesota‚Äôs disparities are some of the worst in the nation. MSSA must work with and for historically marginalized and unrepresented groups, as well as those who experience oppression and marginalization to ensure all Minnesotans includes all Minnesotans.
  • Comprehensive Healthcare: All Minnesotans should have access to high-quality, patient-centered, affordable healthcare, which includes adequate mental health and chemical health services.  
  • Safe Families and Communities: All Minnesotans have the rights to safety in their homes and communities.
  • Safety, Permanency, and Well-Being: All Minnesotans deserve safety, permanency, and well-being.
  • Quality and Affordable Early Childhood Care and Education: Early childhood care and education is crucial for children and families to thrive.
  • Disability Services: MSSA advocates for the protection, inclusion and civil rights advancement of individuals with disabilities, including competitive employment opportunities, appropriate living environments, social engagement and access to assistance.
  • Veteran Services: MSSA advocates for high quality and equitable services for veterans, including employment opportunities, appropriate living environments, and access to health care and assistance.

    MSSA's 2020 Policy Priorities are available for download as a PDF. Contact Michelle SanCartier at msancartier@mnssa.org for more information or to get involved with MSSA's advocacy work.