Often, we have to advocate to our lawmakers for the people we serve. Whether it be calling those who represent us in congress or attending events at the capital or elsewhere, our work is never done.

Do you want to be a part of that?

There is strength in numbers and we love it when people join us in our advocacy.

If you’d like to advocate, keep an eye on this page; we’ll update every time there is a new opportunity to advocate. If you’d like to be updated when there are new opportunities, email Anna: a.cisewski@houseofcharity.org

Upcoming Opportunities

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June 12 – The Dirty Dozen: How Power is Concentrated in Minnesota

Date: June 12, 2018

Time: 5pm-7pm

Location: St. Cloud

Join us to unmask the dirty dozen, the power holders in Minnesota. Come and learn who hold the power in our state, who they influence and what we as citizens can do about it. In Minnesota we tell the truth and it’s time that we start naming and claiming that truth to move towards our collective liberation, towards a Minnesota where everyone is in and nobody is out.

Please join us in this path towards collective liberation.

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June 20 – Leadership Training: Know Ourselves, Know Power

Date: June 20, 2018

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: St. Paul

Participants will reflect on the tools we have to do the work of justice with courage, focus, and joy. By being open to ourselves and each other about what drives us, we can build deep, trusting relationships. This is an essential training for anyone who has ever struggled with activist burn out or making choices about where your energy should go. Participants will have the opportunity to exercise tools for making strategic choices as part of a community. We will wrestle with what accountability looks like while building a loving, supportive culture. We’ll also name some immediate opportunities to put these tools into action this election and in future campaigns.  Dinner will be provided.

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Register here.

June 26 – WEBINAR Leadership Training: Know Ourselves, Know Power

Date: June 26, 2018

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Location: Online

Participants will reflect on the tools we have to do the work of justice with courage, focus, and joy. By being open to ourselves and each other about what drives us, we can build deep, trusting relationships. This is an essential training for anyone who has ever struggled with activist burn out or making choices about where your energy should go. Participants will have the opportunity to exercise tools for making strategic choices as part of a community. We will wrestle with what accountability looks like while building a supportive culture. We’ll also name some immediate opportunities to put these tools into action in future campaigns.  

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Register here.  

June 30 - Jordan Week of Kindness

Date: June 30, 2018

Time: 12pm-3pm

Location: Irving Ave. N, Minneapolis

  • Neighborhood celebration
  • Activities for kids
  • Free food
  • Resource fair
  • Free giveaways
  • Local performers

Details here.

June 30-July 1 – Public Leadership Institute

Date: June 30-July 1

Time: 10am-5pm

Location: St. Cloud

The Public Leadership Institute is a powerful two-day training offering an opportunity to discern their path to leadership, get concrete skills needed to organize and win campaigns, and deepen their understanding of our political landscape.

This is an ideal launching point for activists, emerging leaders, and people interested in exploring elected office. This training is not only about building our own skills and clarity, but also forming a cohort of people in deep relationship with each other as take bold steps in the public realm. If you are already part of a campaign or activist group, we encourage you to come as part of a small group in order to strengthen your team. Content will be especially relevant for people looking to take on powerful roles in the 2018 elections and beyond.

We’ll learn more about how power and self-interest help to build a strong team for winning campaigns. And we will learn the tools to build a people-powered movement through fundraising, communications, and field work. The Public Leadership Institute uses an agitational style to invite participants to deeply reflect on how they show up in the world and what is challenging for them to become more powerful.

Register here!

July 14 – Leadership Training: We’re In This Together, Building Our Team

Date: July 14

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: St. Paul

This’ll get into the messy and joyful topics of working together as part of a team. With a political analysis of how structural oppression like racism, sexism, and classism can impact our relationships, we’ll learn tools for organizing together with clarity that we are stronger and can accomplish more together. Participants will learn skills for effective meetings as well as delegating work in powerful ways to build more leadership within our teams. This is essential for any activist or leader who is sick of boring meetings, wants strong relationships, and is eager to take transformative action. Lunch will be provided.

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Register here.  

June 16 in Anoka or June 23 in St. Cloud - Hope For Recovery

Date: June 16 in Anoka, June 23 in St. Cloud

Time: 9am-3pm in Anoka, 9am-2pm in St. Cloud

Location: Anoka or St. Cloud

Obtain information about mental illnesses, treatments, coping strategies, the communication skills, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system and local resources along with practical strategies for helping a loved one or friend. This includes learning the LEAP strategy for improving communication; Listen, Empathize, Agree-on what you can, and Partner. It is a six-hour class for family and friends of a teen or adult living with a mental illness and people living with a mental illness who are doing well in their recovery. Held Saturdays from 9:00 to 3:00 unless noted. Please bring your own lunch. For information call NAMI Minnesota, 651-645-2948.

Register here for Anoka.

Register here for St. Cloud.

July 17 - Mental Health First Aid

Date: July 15

Time: 8am-5pm

Location: Maple Plain

Learn basic first aid skills needed to help a person who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. Learn about common mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders.  Understanding and recognizing the signs that someone needs help, is the first step in getting that person appropriate care and treatment. Participants will receive a course manual and certificate. This eight-hour workshop is for individuals seeking basic information on mental illnesses and how to help someone in crisis. It is not intended for professionals who have a background in mental health. (Must attend entire 8-hour course to receive certificate.) There are two other versions of this workshop – one focused on the needs of veterans and one on the needs of older adults. Contact Nancy Quinn at nquinn@namimn.org or 651-645-2948 x132.

Register here.

July 25 – Leadership Training: Organizing to Strengthen Our Communities

Date: July 25

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: St. Paul

You will learn and practice using tools to bring more people into your movement and to bring the movement to your communities. By diving deep into moving people who “aren’t into politics” or who don’t agree with us, we will learn the most effective tools for  recruitment, motivating new voters, and moving voters to our side. These are research driven relational tactics that both increase voter turnout and build lasting power in our team. This is an essential training for anyone interested in recruiting new people into activism or to make a difference this election. Dinner will be provided.

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Register here.

July 31 – WEBINAR Leadership Training: Organizing To Strengthen Our Communities

Date: July 31

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Location: Online

You will learn and practice using tools to bring more people into your movement and to bring the movement to your communities. By diving deep into moving people who “aren’t into politics” or who don’t agree with us, we will learn the most effective tools for recruitment, motivating new voters, and moving voters to our side.  These are research driven relational tactics that both increase voter turnout and build lasting power in our team. This is an essential training for anyone interested in recruiting new people into activism or to make a difference this election.

Find out more »

Register here.