Dear Safe Passage Advocate,

This is the final week of the legislative session and the two bills that will have the most benefit to children are still in play and being negotiated by the Governor and legislative leaders.

Let’s do everything we can to make sure funding for these priorities ends up in the final package.

Please call or email the Governor’s Office, your state Senator, and your state Representative now with the brief message below.

If you prefer to leave a phone message, an easy way to get phone numbers for your legislators is to send a text to #520 – 200 – 2223 with your zip code, you will receive numbers back for your state and federal representatives.

The Governor’s number is #651 – 201 – 3400.

If you prefer emails and don’t know your legislators’ names or contact information you can find it here.

To send the Governor an email go to his website here and fill out the contact form.  It’s quite simple to do.

Please let me know when you have sent the message so I can track which legislators we have contacted.


Here is the message:

Dear (Governor Dayton, Representative X or Senator Y),

As you are negotiating the final budget for this biennium please include significant funding for the two proposals that will have the most impact on children in the child protection and foster care system:

  1. Early childhood education scholarships
  2. Targeted Home Visiting Services


Thank you for your consideration.