Changes to the MOPH Americanism Program

 

 

Dear Patriots, Associates and Auxiliary Members
  • Effective March 1st, 2018 MOPH HQs will CHARGE for postage for Americanism materials.
  • This change has occurred because MOPH can no longer ship these materials via USPS media mail, which was the most cost effective method.
  • From now on, HQs will be shipping via USPS priority mail.
  • Please plan accordingly to reduce your orders or order bi-monthly/quarterly to reduce your cost/Chapter cost/Department cost.
  • The new price list and order forms will be updated and available on the MOPH website by COB Friday, March 9th.
Yours In Patriotism,
William Roush
MOPH National Americanism Officer
william-roush@att.net
269-945-2605

Veterans Day on the Hill – 2018

Monday, March 12th is Veterans Day on the Hill sponsored by the Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force, the United Veterans Legislative Council and the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. The rally will take place in the State Capitol Rotunda starting at 10 a.m.

 

Regional Rooms
Contained herein is a breakdown for the “Regional Rooms” that will be available for use by
Veterans/supporters following the rally in the rotunda. The idea behind these rooms is to offer
attendees a place to congregate, invite their lawmakers to visit and discuss issues specific to
their region, as well as statewide.
It is our intention to send an invite to lawmakers to stop by these rooms, however, it is highly
recommended that anyone who will be attending also reach out to invite their members to
drop-in. The rooms will be available from 11:00 to 1:30.
Not sure how to contact your lawmaker? Or, unsure who represents you at the state level?
Click here: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/
This is in no way intended to discourage anyone from also attempting to set up one-on-one
meetings to advocate. Also, if your area has historically done a room on their own, please don’t
let this effort deter you.
These rooms are available with the understanding the nature of the legislative session is hectic
and it can be difficult to find your elected officials (even with an appointment) if votes are
called for, hearings called, etc… These rooms will give them a two-hour window to stop by and
hear from their constituents.
If these rooms split a group, bus, post or chapter please select whichever you feel will be the
best for your group, or send a delegation to both rooms, whichever you prefer. These are
general areas and who is where is flexible.

VETERANS
DAY ON THE
HILL 2018
WHEN:
MARCH 12TH , 2018
Free Pre-Rally Breakfast & Info 8-945am
(This a drop-in event on 5th Floor Vet Services Bldg. open to all)
Rally in the Rotunda 10-11am
Regional Rooms for Lawmakers 11:30-1:30pm
(Metro 316 & 317A Capitol, Southeast & South Central 300N State Office
Bldg., Southwest & Central 300S State Office Bldg., West and Northwest
2308 Senate Bldg., Northeast and North Central 2412 Senate)
WHERE:
Pre-Rally at Veterans Services Bldg.
(20 West 12th St. St. Paul, MN on the 5th Floor)
Rally in the State Capitol Rotunda
(75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., St. Paul, MN)
ALL VETERANS &
SUPPORTERS ARE
INVITED TO RALLY IN
SUPPORT OF VETERANS
LEGISLATION
Topics Include:
KEEPING SURVIVING
SPOUSES IN THEIR HOMES!
ENDING ILLEGAL
PREDATORY LENDING
AGAINST VETERANS
BENEFITS!
INCREASING ACCESS TO
THE OUTDOORS FOR OUR
DISABLED VETERANS!
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE…

Historic Fort Snelling – Free Tours for Veterans

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Special opportunity for Veterans’ groups! Bring your group to Historic Fort Snelling for a free 45-minute, step-on bus tour highlighting many of the important military events that took place there.

The tour will be followed by refreshments and conversation about the upcoming revitalization of this important historic site in 2020.

Tours will begin at 10 am, and will run throughout the day.

To reserve a time slot for your group, or to learn about opportunities to support the Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization Project, please contact Caitlin McGowan at caitlin.mcgowan@mnhs.org.