Sens. Housley and Eken, Key Aging Committee Leaders, Slated for Week at the Capitol Discussion

Assistant Majority Leader Karin Housley (R – St. Mary’s Point), Chair of the Minnesota Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee, and Sen. Kent Eken (DFL – Twin Valley), the committee’s ranking minority member, will join LeadingAge Minnesota members for a bipartisan discussion about long-term care issues at this year’s LeadingAge Minnesota Week at the Capitol.

We invite you to join the conversation with Sens. Housley and Eken on Tuesday, March 16 at 9 - 10 a.m. and make your voice heard.

This year, in lieu of our traditional Day at the Capitol, we have spread the advocacy content you expect over a week and made the event virtual. From wherever you are joining us, you will get comprehensive advocacy training, connect with your peers and advocate for older adults and their caregivers.

We've got a week of activities planned to help you share your story with the lawmakers who represent you. Here's what you can expect:

  • Advocacy Education Day, March 15 at 8 a.m., Noon, or 4 p.m.: We will give you an in-depth virtual video briefing of all the issues that matter, give you tips to be the most effective advocate, and review key messages so lawmakers understand the issues that are most important to you! Choose a one-hour time slot that works best for your schedule: 8 a.m., Noon, or 4 p.m.
  • Advocacy Rally, Tuesday, March 16 at 9 - 10 a.m.: Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota, and Erin Hilligan, Chair of the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors, will welcome you and discuss the importance of advocacy. Then we will be joined by Assistant Senate Majority Leader Senator Karin Housley and Senator Kent Eken, who will discuss long-term care issues at the Capitol.
  • Advocacy Action Days, March 16-March 18: This year, the Capitol is coming to you! Over three days, you will meet with the lawmakers that represent your setting from the comfort of your own workspace.
  • Capitol Conversations over Coffee, March 19 at 9 – 10 a.m.: Bring your coffee and share your experiences. Learn about next steps and the importance of ongoing advocacy.

Register by March 6 so we can secure a meeting with your lawmakers.

On the fence about whether you should attend? Don’t be – your voice matters and can make a big impact at the Capitol. We will equip you with all the tools you need to be effective in sharing what matters most to you and those you serve. If you have questions about the Week at the Capitol or need any special accommodations, please contact Matt Steele at or 651-659-1430.

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