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MACTA Day at the Capitol

  • 13 Apr 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • League of Minnesota Cities Lake Superior Room 145 University Ave W St. Paul, MN 55103

Please join us this year as we begin the important process of seeking legislative solutions to modernize funding resources for PEG stations and local governments.  

Registration is NOT required, but your RSVP to info@mactamn.org would be appreciated to assist us in planning for refreshments and paper handouts! 

FREE & convenient on-site parking walking distance to the MN Capitol Complex! (Please see attached map of the parking lot and try to park anywhere marked in GREEN if possible. Upon arrival in the building you’ll find a QR code that is scanned at the front desk, where you’ll enter your vehicle information.)


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • MACTA Members
    • City Elected Officials and Staff
    • Cable Commissioners and Staff
    • PEG Managers, Board Members and Staff
  • League of Minnesota Cities Members

TOPICS
MACTA’s Outreach/Advocacy Plan:

    • Overview of MACTA’s effort to modernize financial support for PEG stations & local governments
    • Review of MACTA’s talking points
    • Summary of samples of current Bills
    • List of Key Legislators and Committees
    • Exercise on building our coalition

On the Federal Level:

  • Brief update on Protecting Community Television Act H.R. 907


AGENDA

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Introductions
    Eric Strouse, MACTA Board Chair
    • Coffee, juice & pastries
      (Think “MACTA green!" Please BYO water bottle / coffee mug!)           
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Presentation:
    Karen George, Jodie Miller & Sam Temple, MACTA Legislative Co-chairs

  • 10:30 – 11:00 Prep for Meetings with Legislators
    •  We’ll provide MACTA hand-out materials to share with legislators
  • 11:00 – 4:00(?) Meet your Legislators at the Capitol
    • Walk to the Capitol, Senate and House Office Buildings for meetings and/or camera interviews with your legislators, according to your own schedule.
    • MACTA leadership are available to accompany you to your meeting(s) if desired. Let us know if you would like assistance in making appointments in advance. Contact your Senators’ and Representatives’ Legislative Aides, and know that as a constituent, they will be pleased to arrange a visit with you! 

Optional guided or self-guided tours of our beautiful MN Capitol building and lunch in the Capitol Cafeteria also are available, on your own, for those who are interested. 

Need Assistance:

  • Karen George (MACTA Board & Legislative Co-chair) 763-276-9860
  • Jodie Miller (MACTA Legislative Co-Chair) 651-352-6101
  • Sam Temple (MACTA Board & Legislative Co-chair) (507) 649-1958

Download the event flyer here.

Registration for this event implies consent for The Minnesota Association of Community Telecommunications Administrators (MACTA) to use any photograph or video taken without the expressed written permission of those in the photograph or video. 

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