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Legislative Update - March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

The Capitol is busy with committee hearings, meeting with constituents and rallies at the Capitol. We had groups like History Matters, ERA MN International Women’s Day, MN Golf Course Superintendents Association, Pediatricians Day on the Hill, National Eagle Center, Second Chance Day, and MN Optometric Association at the Capitol. We also had thousands marching to the Capitol demanding lawmakers address gun violence. 



Here’s an update on a few things you may not know about:

Too Much Junk Mail?
Every year, each of us gets an estimated 26 pounds of third class mail. Get rid of that extra weight by stopping unwanted mail before it gets to your home. Use the following resources to get your name off mailing lists:

Preapproved credit 
Mail list 
Coupon, search remove address or, click Address Removal at bottom of the page
Money Mailer: Email listmanagercontact@moneymailer.comor call 800-416-1713 

Former resident

Veterans Rally at the Capitol
Veterans Day at the Capitol is today to rally in support of Veterans! This year’s event will focus on legislation that will help surviving spouses keep their homes, stopping predatory lending against veteran’s benefits, and increasing access to the outdoors for disabled vets. There was a great rally in the Capitol Rotunda.


National School Breakfast Week
We all know that every child deserves an opportunity for a quality education. School breakfast programs improve student experiences at school and success of students who participate. Last week, the School Nutrition Association encouraged parents, students, and school officials to come together and enjoy school breakfast. The weeklong program highlighted school breakfast in our local community. I know nutrition is an important foundation to help students learn, that’s why I’m a supporter of school breakfast programs and banning policies like lunchroom shaming for students who don’t have enough in their lunch account to cover the cost of a meal. It is really exciting to see so many students start their day with a healthy meal that gets them ready to learn.


Leon M. Lillie
State Representative